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Old 27-01-2012, 14:13   #1
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Freighter Destroys US Bridge

Uh oh. That'll leave a mark.

Eggner Ferry Bridge Hit By Delta Mariner Ship In Kentucky (PHOTOS)
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Old 27-01-2012, 14:19   #2
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I guess he didn't have his bridge-o-meter turned on!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 27-01-2012, 15:35   #3
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Re: Freighter Destroys US Bridge

I don't think his Plotter would have helped in this case LOL at least no one ran off the bridge !! Bob nand Connie
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You guys are way to harsh... If the ship's master was an executive of a financial institution that crashed, he would get a bonus!
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Old 27-01-2012, 15:43   #5
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You guys are way to harsh... If the ship's master was an executive of a financial institution that crashed, he would get a bonus!
Ah but he screwed any chance of a 'Bridging loan' !!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Freighter Destroys US Bridge

Very disturbing to be driving on a bridge and see the bow of a cruiser come through in front of you. Oh wait. It looks like a freighter.
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Re: Freighter Destroys US Bridge

The Captain's first thought, "Did I remember to pay the insurance premium this month?"

It's remarkable that no-one was hurt.
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Re: Freighter Destroys US Bridge

Did they pick the wrong span or was it just the river height?
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Old 27-01-2012, 17:33   #9
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Re: Freighter Destroys US Bridge

Yikes! That's one way to get through. Tad aggressive though. Found another technique for dealing with bridges here
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Re: Freighter Destroys US Bridge

Reminds me of the Summit Venture that killed the Sunshine Skyway in the early ’80’s
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Re: Freighter Destroys US Bridge

Think I heard on the local news that he missed the correct span. No one hurt, although a motorist on the bridge had a close call.
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Old 27-01-2012, 20:16   #13
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Re: Freighter Destroys US Bridge

I am surprised the ship is in that good of shape after blasting thru all those I beams and concrete... even with all that weight sitting on the bow, the ship is still level...
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I am surprised the ship is in that good of shape after blasting thru all those I beams and concrete... even with all that weight sitting on the bow, the ship is still level...
Think he went between concrete and only re-arranged the steelwork?
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Re: Freighter Destroys US Bridge

Looks like the highest point s two spans over. The article makes it sound like this is the regular route for the ship. Momentary lapse of judgement? Lots of sleepless nights over that one I bet.
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