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Another bridge bites the dust

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by DMiller, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. Truck Shop

    Truck Shop Senior Member

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    A little more info on that bridge.

     
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  2. aighead

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    Watching that bus cross that bridge I almost threw up a little! Yikes!
     
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  3. Spud_Monkey

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    Out here in western Washington state in "Pugetopolis" they revised the weight limit lower to current bridges out here last year. The one bridge going across the Elwha River from Port Angeles to Forks WA on Hwy 101 has monitors on it to see if it moves 3 centimeters since the pylons weren't put down to the bedrock and the river was once dammed up and now running wild, so now it's sinking. Now they are trying after over 100 years to replace the bridge one day, I cringe going across it even though it doesn't buckle on weight, not just from it possibly sinking but from any earthquake may strike at any moment.
    https://www.nps.gov/olym/learn/nature/elwha-ecosystem-restoration.htm
     
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