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I heard on the news today that they won't even let the barges pass under the bridge. They are now backed up over 800 barges loaded with fuel and goods.  :0327:

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I believe that's why I should start having 'bridgeaphobia'!!!!!   I won't show my Daughter, she already has it.....  I've heard for years about the deplorable shape of our bridges this picture makes it all too real.  Thankfully the ones we use have or are being replaced.   

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7 hours ago, Midnightmom said:

This is NOT a "crack." This is a BREAK. (IMO)

 

bridge crack Mississippi Tennessee

If a doctor saw that on an x-ray he would definitely call that a break and not a fracture. Or in this case a crack. 

 

Look at how much the top right side of the beam is raised up. Looks like plenty of rust has built up in there too. 

 

Oh my, I just noticed the water below.  :0327:

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This is infrastructure.  People who inspect bridges have been filing reports that they need repairs (or replacement) for decades now, and they have mostly just been getting minimal patches.  Mostly.  There is reason to spend money on the country's infrastructure.

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10 hours ago, Mother said:

I believe that's why I should start having 'bridgeaphobia'!!!!!   I won't show my Daughter, she already has it.....  I've heard for years about the deplorable shape of our bridges this picture makes it all too real.  Thankfully the ones we use have or are being replaced.   

 

I have "bridgeaphobia" too! This is one (of many) good reason that I would never live in Seattle! There are bridges EVERYWHERE!

My "bridgeaphobia" is mostly connected with getting "dizzy" when driving over an open girder bridge - like the Golden Gate and the twin spans over the Delaware River. There is another "bridge" that I will never ever use again - the causeway over Lake Pontchartrain!  

 

Lake Pontchartrain Clovelly Oil Rig Fire Explosion Accident | RMQ      image.jpeg.106b7e85c1fc771dcc3c2fbbee9c4718.jpeg      Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

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I get a little bit dizzy on long bridges. I'm not afraid of them but it's hard for me to focus when I'm driving on one. Almost like vertigo. 

 

When I was a kid I lived in Clearwater Florida. A couple of times a year we used the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. To say I was scared is an understatement. As I recall 'someone' rode on the floorboard in the back of the car both coming and going. I was just a kid then but I was glad I wasn't driving age. I can still remember that bridge. I didn't mind the causeways. But they aren't over 4 miles long and going way up in the air. It might have been a drawbridge way back then. I don't remember. It collapsed in 1980.  :0327:

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Okay, these pictures are making a definite case for ”Bridgeaphobia”.   :0327:

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Wow, I just started to read some of what I missed and this is bad.  I have been across that bridge in clearwater when I went to visit my younger sister when she lived there several years ago.  

They have been working on the bridges around here and they are in process of rebuilding and adding another bridge beside the old Churchland bridge. 

I had not heard about all this with the barges until I read this. That is a bad break in that bridge. And  a lot of headaches.  

I think I need to catch up on the news as well.

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