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Wed May 12, 2021, 09:20 PM

"Crack" in the Hernando deSoto Bridge



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Reply "Crack" in the Hernando deSoto Bridge (Original post)
csziggy May 12 OP
peppertree May 12 #1
magicguido May 12 #2
LudwigPastorius May 12 #3
csziggy May 12 #4
LudwigPastorius May 12 #5
Mopar151 May 12 #6
TomSlick May 12 #7
Laffy Kat May 13 #8
burrowowl May 13 #9

Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 09:31 PM

1. Incredible. It's a miracle this was caught in time.

I remember driving across the de Soto Bridge in 2010, and it was already showing its age (1973).

But phooey - everyone knows we need another tax cut for the billionaires.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 09:32 PM

2. trump could have done American Infrastructure; he built a useless wall in Mexico instead

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 09:56 PM

3. I remember, as a little kid, being scared going over the old Memphis Arkansas bridge on I55.

Well HA! As it turns out the old gal is in better shape than the newer, crumbling M bridge.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #3)

Wed May 12, 2021, 10:00 PM

4. My husband's first father in law was a bridge inspector in the early 1970s

The FIL would regularly come home from inspection tours and give everyone he knew lists of bridges in the southeast that they should never drive over. Maintenance was not being funded that long ago and it hasn't gotten better since.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #4)

Wed May 12, 2021, 10:03 PM

5. Yikes.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 10:33 PM

6. Drive fast, don't look.back!

The retiring Chief bridge inspector, state of NH, mid 80's.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 11:49 PM

7. This is a really big deal.

This is the I-40 bridge over the Mississippi. I-55 bridge is open but cannot possibly handle the extra traffic well.

I would be curious to hear the Arkansas and Tennessee Senator's position on infrastructure now.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:52 AM

8. Having grown up in Memphis, I must have crossed this bridge a hundred times.

Both this "New Bridge" and the old Memphis-Arkansas bridge on I-55 still give me nightmares. I remember when the Hernando-deSoto Bridge opened. I can't believe it is 50 years old! OMG. I wonder how long the crack has been there? Yikes, yikes, yikes. Plus, since the old bridge is now reserved for cyclists only, how in the world are Memphians getting to West Memphis, Arkansas?

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 05:25 AM

9. Kick

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