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    Re: Major Bridge in Baltimore Collaspes

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    It's been years, but I have traveled that bridge a few times. Easier to take the McHenry tunnel, instead.
    I to used to take the Ft McHenry tunnel as well when I lived in "Balmore"


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    Re: Major Bridge in Baltimore Collaspes

    I'm driving down to DC next week. Thinking of cutting across the Eastern Shore and coming through Annapolis to avoid what might be a perma-jam from DC up through Baltimore.
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    Re: Major Bridge in Baltimore Collaspes

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I'm driving down to DC next week. Thinking of cutting across the Eastern Shore and coming through Annapolis to avoid what might be a perma-jam from DC up through Baltimore.
    I'd do that, having lived a post earthquake world the closing of a bridge/highway in a big city can be a nightmare

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    Re: Major Bridge in Baltimore Collaspes

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I'm driving down to DC next week. Thinking of cutting across the Eastern Shore and coming through Annapolis to avoid what might be a perma-jam from DC up through Baltimore.
    The Chesapeake Bay Bridge (not to be confused with the Bridge-Tunnel) can get jammed as well, and I suspect a lot of travelers will do what you're doing.
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    Re: Major Bridge in Baltimore Collaspes

    Biden should put Pete Buttigieg in charge with a moon shot effort level to rebuild the bridge.

    That bridge is essential to the east coast economy.

    Perfect timing to show how important the infrastructure bill is to the country.

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    Re: Major Bridge in Baltimore Collaspes

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    Biden should put Pete Buttigieg in charge with a moon shot effort level to rebuild the bridge.

    That bridge is essential to the east coast economy.

    Perfect timing to show how important the infrastructure bill is to the country.

    Unlimited amount of free press and a chance to show that we can still do things.
    There’s far more traffic that goes over our Brent Spence bridge and we had to wait a decade or so to get our money.


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    Re: Major Bridge in Baltimore Collaspes

    Things that make you go hmmm...

    What are the odds that a tanker's power goes out right before colliding with one of the most important bridges in the United States? And, colliding in the specific part of the bridge that would collapse the entire bridge? I'm not sure what facts will be released in upcoming days, but this seems fishy (no pun intended). Was it as cyber attack? I have no idea how cyber attacks work or if this was a cyber attack, but it just seems like it'd be nearly impossible, odds-wise, for a tanker to lose power in this exact situation.
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    Re: Major Bridge in Baltimore Collaspes

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    Things that make you go hmmm...

    What are the odds that a tanker's power goes out right before colliding with one of the most important bridges in the United States? And, colliding in the specific part of the bridge that would collapse the entire bridge? I'm not sure what facts will be released in upcoming days, but this seems fishy (no pun intended). Was it as cyber attack? I have no idea how cyber attacks work or if this was a cyber attack, but it just seems like it'd be nearly impossible, odds-wise, for a tanker to lose power in this exact situation.
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    Re: Major Bridge in Baltimore Collaspes

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    Possibly and I hope it's that simple because the flip side kind of stinks. With the technology and criminals out there, nothing would surprise me.
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    Re: Major Bridge in Baltimore Collaspes

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    The Chesapeake Bay Bridge (not to be confused with the Bridge-Tunnel) can get jammed as well, and I suspect a lot of travelers will do what you're doing.
    Back in 2017 I spent a pretty much a whole damn day driving from Richmond to Baltimore. Was just an anonymous weekday and I thought I was hitting it in between rush hours. So I'm just trying to figure out my least bad option. Starting to give serious thought to taking the train.
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    Re: Major Bridge in Baltimore Collaspes

    You could also go the Tappenzee down to 78 west to Harrisburg then come in from the NW. It is a longer mileage wise but at least you will keep moving and avoid the cities. I drove Manchester NH to DC on a Saturday about a month ago and even with it being Sat PM traffic was bad most of the way except NJ. Came back via the west and it was far more relaxing.
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    Re: Major Bridge in Baltimore Collaspes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    There’s far more traffic that goes over our Brent Spence bridge and we had to wait a decade or so to get our money.


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    They are very different sized and used bridges. Early estimates are that it will cost between $350 - $600 million to replace FSK and a current estimate for replacement of Brent Spence is $3.6 billion.

    30,000 vehicles per day (ADT - avg. daily traffic) on FSK Bridge
    170,000 vehicles per day (ADT) on Brent Spence bridge

    FSK carries mainly port traffic, so key last mile, supply chain, commodities movement versus commuters and commodities on Brent Spence.
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    Re: Major Bridge in Baltimore Collaspes

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    Things that make you go hmmm...

    What are the odds that a tanker's power goes out right before colliding with one of the most important bridges in the United States? And, colliding in the specific part of the bridge that would collapse the entire bridge? I'm not sure what facts will be released in upcoming days, but this seems fishy (no pun intended). Was it as cyber attack? I have no idea how cyber attacks work or if this was a cyber attack, but it just seems like it'd be nearly impossible, odds-wise, for a tanker to lose power in this exact situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Back in 2017 I spent a pretty much a whole damn day driving from Richmond to Baltimore. Was just an anonymous weekday and I thought I was hitting it in between rush hours. So I'm just trying to figure out my least bad option. Starting to give serious thought to taking the train.
    That would be a great option for you, I think.

    And yes, it can be ridiculous traveling up and down I-95. For some reason, Virginia thinks 2-3 lanes each way should be good enough to carry ALL of the commercial, commuter, and long-distance travel going up and down the eastern seaboard.
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    Re: Major Bridge in Baltimore Collaspes

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    Possibly and I hope it's that simple because the flip side kind of stinks. With the technology and criminals out there, nothing would surprise me.
    "I can imagine some bad stuff that could happen" isn't a good basis for even speculating that "bad stuff" did happen.
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    Re: Major Bridge in Baltimore Collaspes

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    Wow.

    I’m amazed as well how there’s video cameras everywhere these days to show stuff like this.
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