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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-02-07 10:54 PM
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73. I'm thinking this is something we could measure
Weight on a bridge over time. Perhaps this is something we could measure to see if it could be a problem for older bridges?

I'm just sayin'.
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  -My God! Look at this! This bridge should have been Blue_Roses  Aug-02-07 04:18 PM   #0 
  - There were times when I was on that bridge that I could feel it sway  KitchenWitch   Aug-02-07 04:21 PM   #1 
  - I felt that way about a bridge going into Baton Rouge,LA  Blue_Roses   Aug-02-07 04:23 PM   #2 
  - Old bridge or the I10 bridge in Baton Rouge?  nascar55   Aug-02-07 04:31 PM   #5 
  - Hwy 190 bridge...  Blue_Roses   Aug-02-07 04:35 PM   #10 
  - this one  Blue_Roses   Aug-02-07 04:52 PM   #22 
     - Yep  nascar55   Aug-02-07 05:33 PM   #33 
        - I hate to be picky  awoke_in_2003   Aug-02-07 10:27 PM   #65 
           - kind of like these:  Blue_Roses   Aug-02-07 10:40 PM   #67 
           - Yes  awoke_in_2003   Aug-03-07 12:17 AM   #83 
           - They might have been bigger,  Contrary1   Aug-03-07 02:16 AM   #87 
  - The old Cooper River Bridge in S. Carolina was a real white knuckle ride, too... NT  MADem   Aug-02-07 05:19 PM   #28 
     - Tell me about it....That was one scary MTF!  KoKo01   Aug-02-07 10:00 PM   #59 
        - AND...that Annapolis Bridge From Maryland to DC....Can't get over it...have to ride  KoKo01   Aug-02-07 10:02 PM   #60 
        - They actually have people that will drive your car across for you  MiniMe   Aug-02-07 10:41 PM   #68 
        - I went across it during a hurricane once! nt  MADem   Aug-03-07 01:46 AM   #86 
  - The scariest bridge to me was the Old Cedar Avenue Bridge.  Left Is Write   Aug-02-07 09:11 PM   #49 
  - That was another very scary bridge  KitchenWitch   Aug-02-07 09:24 PM   #52 
     - Yes, and before there was adequate shopping south of the river, we  Left Is Write   Aug-02-07 09:30 PM   #53 
        - I remember Southtown Mall  KitchenWitch   Aug-02-07 09:32 PM   #54 
           - 'Tis where I saw Return Of The Jedi.  Left Is Write   Aug-02-07 09:55 PM   #57 
  - The one I used to hate going over was the TEMP overpass on the I680 in Walnut Creek  sce56   Aug-02-07 11:07 PM   #74 
  - A bridge of good quality should be able to last more than 40 years if properly maintained  JVS   Aug-02-07 04:28 PM   #3 
  - "properly maintained"...  Blue_Roses   Aug-02-07 04:30 PM   #4 
  - Yeah, but maintain and replace are different things. It looks like they haven't maintained an now..  JVS   Aug-02-07 04:32 PM   #6 
     - Exactly. If it was maintained, we wouldn't need Bush's emergency funds to replace.  HypnoToad   Aug-02-07 04:35 PM   #8 
        - But didn't Jesse "the mind" Ventura cut you guys a tax break?  JVS   Aug-02-07 04:36 PM   #11 
  - Golden Gate completed 1937, G. Washington 1931.  FogerRox   Aug-02-07 08:29 PM   #39 
     - but the GG gets lots of maintainence  kineneb   Aug-02-07 11:20 PM   #77 
        - Golden Gate Bridge is on eof the ngineering marvels of the civilized world  truedelphi   Aug-03-07 12:46 AM   #85 
  - you haven't seen old bridges...check this out...  bleedingheart   Aug-02-07 04:34 PM   #7 
  - ROCK!  JVS   Aug-02-07 04:35 PM   #9 
  - and I estimate tens of thousands of commuters cross those bridges daily  bleedingheart   Aug-02-07 04:36 PM   #12 
  - I am rather displeased with the handling of the Greenfield bridge over the Parkway East  JVS   Aug-02-07 04:42 PM   #17 
     - that and the big ole hairnet ...the one that let a piece of concrete fall  bleedingheart   Aug-02-07 04:44 PM   #18 
     - One would think that the money spent on the bridge to and from nowhere under it would...  JVS   Aug-02-07 04:46 PM   #19 
        - You know...fixing the bridge and having it out of service for a year  bleedingheart   Aug-02-07 04:50 PM   #20 
           - That "lower span" looks to be a good bit further into the distance than the bridge with the hairnet  kgfnally   Aug-02-07 10:49 PM   #71 
              - I thought that too but apparently it isn't...found something  karlrschneider   Aug-03-07 11:00 AM   #96 
     - What is that? Plastic wrap being used to hold it together, or what??  kestrel91316   Aug-02-07 05:14 PM   #25 
        - nets to catch falling concrete, and then a new bridge under it to catch concrete  JVS   Aug-02-07 05:20 PM   #30 
  - to be fair to the sister river the Allegheny..  bleedingheart   Aug-02-07 04:39 PM   #14 
     - and the river they create...The Ohio...  bleedingheart   Aug-02-07 04:40 PM   #16 
  - Oh, that Smithfield Bridge shakes like the dickens...  Psyop Samurai   Aug-02-07 10:27 PM   #64 
  - That's amazing  kgfnally   Aug-02-07 10:47 PM   #70 
  - There's a bridge in Lake Charles, Louisiana that scares me everytime I look at it.  cat_girl25   Aug-02-07 04:39 PM   #13 
  - Both probably partially dissolved by air pollution. n/t  Gruenemann   Aug-02-07 05:27 PM   #32 
  - Actually, I Suspect It Would Carry Less Weight at the Peak  ribofunk   Aug-02-07 04:39 PM   #15 
  - But believe me, the traffic load is MUCH worse, due to explosive  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-02-07 04:52 PM   #21 
  - but people didn't have the number of cars that they do now  Blue_Roses   Aug-02-07 04:56 PM   #23 
  - There is no way in hell that they would allow a bridge to be built...  JVS   Aug-02-07 05:08 PM   #24 
     - on a "properly maintained" bridge, true, quantity  Blue_Roses   Aug-02-07 05:17 PM   #26 
     - because the whole we drive over it more idea is fallacious. It was just bad maintenence  JVS   Aug-02-07 05:19 PM   #29 
        - you know, you remind me of my  Blue_Roses   Aug-02-07 05:38 PM   #34 
        - Is that YOU?  JVS   Aug-02-07 05:41 PM   #36 
           - I'm mad...  Blue_Roses   Aug-02-07 05:43 PM   #38 
        - I'm thinking this is something we could measure  kgfnally   Aug-02-07 10:54 PM   #73 
     - I don't think cars like this were anywhere close to bringing down  Blue_Roses   Aug-02-07 10:43 PM   #69 
        - I've seen roadways sag as superheavy rigs hauled 12' concrete sewer pipe  Bozita   Aug-02-07 11:55 PM   #81 
  - More trucks that weigh more, so no.  FogerRox   Aug-02-07 08:33 PM   #40 
  - Shoot... here in Los Angeles...  Juniperx   Aug-02-07 05:18 PM   #27 
  - But I bet that they were built to last nt  MrScorpio   Aug-02-07 05:39 PM   #35 
  - Well, they are still standing...  Juniperx   Aug-02-07 05:42 PM   #37 
     - shall we talk overpasses?  kwassa   Aug-02-07 10:03 PM   #61 
        - I crossed the old, old bridge...  Juniperx   Aug-03-07 11:22 AM   #98 
  - Golden Gate 1937  FogerRox   Aug-02-07 08:34 PM   #41 
     - Indeed...  Juniperx   Aug-03-07 11:41 AM   #99 
  - This Was A Unique Design  KharmaTrain   Aug-02-07 05:26 PM   #31 
  - Looks like a modifies howe truss. But very shallow  FogerRox   Aug-02-07 08:36 PM   #42 
  - It was a deck truss.  RL3AO   Aug-02-07 08:37 PM   #43 
     - truss bridges come in 2 basic flavors thru or deck  FogerRox   Aug-02-07 08:54 PM   #46 
  - The "Rainbow Bridge" in Orange, TX, is the scariest bridge I've ever driven across.  Maddy McCall   Aug-02-07 08:46 PM   #44 
  - Holy crap that bridge is scary.  Fenris   Aug-02-07 08:54 PM   #45 
  - Get this, Fenris.  Maddy McCall   Aug-02-07 08:59 PM   #47 
     - That sounds utterly frightening.  Fenris   Aug-02-07 09:12 PM   #50 
        - I really need to get over there in the next couple of weeks...  Maddy McCall   Aug-02-07 11:40 PM   #80 
  - Good Lord! That's scary just looking at it! LOL  Connie_Corleone   Aug-02-07 09:16 PM   #51 
  - It is terrifying!  Maddy McCall   Aug-02-07 11:35 PM   #78 
  - I will NOT be visiting Orange, TX anytime soon!  Olney Blue   Aug-02-07 09:32 PM   #55 
  - Well, you gotta visit Port Arthur sometime....  Maddy McCall   Aug-02-07 11:36 PM   #79 
  - There is just no fucking way.  Jamastiene   Aug-03-07 12:39 AM   #84 
  - read the report they were battling poor welding during construction  FogerRox   Aug-02-07 09:09 PM   #48 
  - Lots of band-aids. Like with 20,000 other bridges.  karlrschneider   Aug-02-07 09:45 PM   #56 
  - no doubt  Blue_Roses   Aug-02-07 10:18 PM   #63 
  - Interesting stuff.  Gregorian   Aug-02-07 09:59 PM   #58 
     - all normal, but a lot of different forces at work to potentially cause a  FogerRox   Aug-02-07 10:36 PM   #66 
        - Nice. I just gave it a look.  Gregorian   Aug-03-07 12:04 AM   #82 
           - IMHO a poor design  FogerRox   Aug-03-07 09:36 AM   #94 
  - i remember one or two in Rhode Island i didn't feel comfy on  Blue_Tires   Aug-02-07 10:06 PM   #62 
  - Has anybody ever been across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel?  MiniMe   Aug-02-07 10:53 PM   #72 
  - We crossed it going north in 1994.  Longhorn   Aug-02-07 11:15 PM   #76 
  - Actually, TRUCK traffic has increased temendously -- and frequently now our highways  defendandprotect   Aug-02-07 11:12 PM   #75 
  - Yep. Trucks caused stress cracks that exceeded 4 feet in some cases....  Junkdrawer   Aug-03-07 05:52 AM   #91 
  - I remember 1967  Skittles   Aug-03-07 05:32 AM   #88 
  - true  Blue_Roses   Aug-03-07 12:27 PM   #100 
  - Are you suggeting that the bridge collapsed because the people were too fat?  JVS   Aug-03-07 12:42 PM   #101 
     - no  Skittles   Aug-03-07 06:55 PM   #105 
  - What about the Brooklyn Bridge--over 100 years old and still going strong.  bklyncowgirl   Aug-03-07 05:44 AM   #89 
  - The Brooklyn Bridge is a study in structural redundancy. The I 35 Bridge....  Junkdrawer   Aug-03-07 05:54 AM   #92 
     - Back in the 1800s they built things to last and damn the cost.  bklyncowgirl   Aug-03-07 06:06 AM   #93 
     - Excellent observation, very accurate.  FogerRox   Aug-03-07 01:00 PM   #104 
  - Now THIS is a bridge  theHandpuppet   Aug-03-07 05:48 AM   #90 
  - Mechanical vibrations -  JohnShadows   Aug-03-07 09:48 AM   #95 
  - It's called infinite fatigue life.  Gregorian   Aug-03-07 11:08 AM   #97 
     - From the 2001 U of Mn engineering study: (Pg 29)  Junkdrawer   Aug-03-07 12:43 PM   #102 
  - What about the bridge alongside it, the 10th Avenue one?  SmokingJacket   Aug-03-07 12:52 PM   #103 
 

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