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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:08 PM
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*VIDEO* of Seattle's 520 floating bridge in last night's storm:
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 03:11 PM by SeattleGirl
Some people wanted to know if there was video of the waves hitting the 520 floating bridge here in Seattle during the storm last night. I just found some. Under "Featured Video", it's titled "Raw video: Winds whip 520 bridge"

http://www.king5.com/video/
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:14 PM
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1. oh wow
that would be so scary to drive through
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:15 PM
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2. I've gone across that bridge when the winds were whipping the
waves up over the roadway, but not as badly as shown in that video.
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:17 PM
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4. I've only been on it a few times.
Was scary to me even in nice weather. I can't imagine being on it in bad weather. :scared:
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:17 PM
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3. Holey Moley!
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 03:17 PM by Whoa_Nelly
At end of video, the 520 bridge looks like it was completely washed out in a section...gone!
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:22 PM
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5. Actually, that's a section of the bridge that they can open
so that the water can flow through and not cause too much damage to the bridge. Although, when they did that, three of the hooks that hold the pontoons of the two bridges together came off, so they have to fix that.

But at least it didn't sink, like the I-90 floating bridge did in the '90s. Whole damn thing sank into Lake Washington. (520 and I-90 floating bridges both go across Lake Washington.)
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:25 PM
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6. Wow. That's crazy.
I hope everyone is ok over there.

:hug:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:50 PM
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8. Some are more okay than others.
We only lost power for a short while. My daughter never lost power at all. Her fiance's MIL lost power it it probably will be 5 days or more before they get it back.

And, there have been tons of downed trees, some on houses, some on cars. One poor soul died when a tree fell on his car. :cry:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:25 PM
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7. And people are driving in this why?
:shrug:

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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:51 PM
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9. Just trying to get home.
Either that, or they invented cars that convert into boats, and wanted to try them out. :shrug:
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