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Tue Sep 3, 2019, 10:10 AM

Oh hell naw. No. No ma'am.



The Goteik viaduct (Burmese: ဂုတ်ထိပ်တံတား, also known as Gohteik viaduct) is a railway trestle in Nawnghkio, western Shan State, Myanmar (also known as Burma). The bridge is between the two towns of Pyin Oo Lwin, the summer capital of the former British colonial administrators of Burma, and Lashio, the principal town of northern Shan State. It is the highest bridge in Myanmar and when it was completed, the largest railway trestle in the world. It is located approximately 100 km northeast of Mandalay.

The bridge was constructed in 1899 by the Pennsylvania and Maryland Bridge Construction Company, and opened in 1900.[2] The components were made by the Pennsylvania Steel Company and were shipped from the United States. The rail line was constructed to help expand the influence of the British Empire in the region. The construction project was overseen by Sir Arthur Rendel, engineer for the Burma Railway Company.[3]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goteik_viaduct


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Reply Oh hell naw. No. No ma'am. (Original post)
demmiblue Sep 2019 OP
Initech Sep 2019 #1
virgogal Sep 2019 #2
Ilsa Sep 2019 #3
Blue_playwright Sep 2019 #12
Ilsa Sep 2019 #13
yellowcanine Sep 2019 #4
brush Sep 2019 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2019 #6
Kali Sep 2019 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2019 #9
skypilot Sep 2019 #7
smirkymonkey Sep 2019 #10
Rhiannon12866 Sep 2019 #11
Karadeniz Sep 2019 #14
cwydro Sep 2019 #15
LuckyCharms Sep 2019 #16
NJCher Sep 2019 #20
Rebl2 Sep 2019 #17
BigmanPigman Sep 2019 #18
SunSeeker Sep 2019 #19
NJCher Sep 2019 #21
Doreen Sep 2019 #22

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 10:13 AM

1. Just remember that when the train hits 88MPH, you're going to see some serious shit!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 10:22 AM

2. Aaaaargh,and people are leaning out of the windows for a good look.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 10:33 AM

3. I can't remember the tv show or movie, but when a

Woman was asked to do something, she replied, " Screw that!" with a shocked tone and expression. Wish I could find the gif.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 10:08 AM

12. Galaxy Quest!

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Response to Blue_playwright (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 10:45 AM

13. Yes yes yes! Sigourney Weaver!

Great movie! Fabulous performances.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 11:06 AM

4. Constructed in 1899. OKaaaaaay.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 11:27 AM

5. I'll pass. All those rattles and squeaking make it sound like a collapse is imminent.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 01:44 PM

6. That is one cool bridge! I'd love to ride on that train. What a view!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 03:29 PM

8. I'm with you, Peggy.

Not normally one for heights, but on a train? I might do it.

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Response to Kali (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 04:32 PM

9. Heights don't scare me at all.........I'd go on this!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 02:12 PM

7. It's somehow fitting...

...that the video begins with the image of bright light in the distance. Death was the first thing that came to mind. No way in hell that I would travel across something like that. And built in 1899. HELL NO!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 07:59 PM

10. That makes me want to throw up just look at it.

No way would I ever ride that train!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 03:46 AM

11. No thank you!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 12:49 PM

14. Just looking made my palms sweat...not fond of heights! That construction company back then

sure did a good job. Wonder why they stopped. Wonder where Burma's finding the money now.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:18 PM

15. Wow!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:27 PM

16. This makes my balls tingle.

Anytime I see something like this, my balls tingle. Apparently, this happens with some women and their woman parts also.

I was wondering what caused this, so I looked it up and apparently it is some kind of primal protective mechanism which encourages a person to protect their genitals first in cases of extreme danger.

Don't say I never taught you anything.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 01:00 AM

20. tmi

eom

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 04:52 PM

17. No thanks!

Not fond of heights.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 05:06 PM

18. It reminds me of a roller coaster ride

at the local fair...assembled in 45 min by two college kids. Yikes, but FUN!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 12:25 AM

19. That bridge is 120 years old. Isn't the steal in that bridge too old to be safe?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 01:02 AM

21. traveling on this bridge

would require me to trust the competency of other people. It can be said that most things in life require us to trust the competency of other people. However, in this case, the stakes are way higher than in most situations. So no. Not ever. Never.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 10:26 AM

22. When I was in Berlin Germany there was an

S Bahn ( train above the streets ) that was on a bridge just like that. You could hear and feel the thing making creaking, cracking and squealing noises and swaying side to side. The buildings it went by were so close if the windows on the S Bahn opened you could easily touch them. I must say it was most definantly not as high as this one but it was about 4 stories up. At 8 years old I was terrified. After that we only took the U Bahn ( subway. )

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