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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted March 03, 2014 - 07:48 AM

My brother sent this video to me.  We don't need no stinking engineers!

 

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Posted March 03, 2014 - 07:51 AM

All I can say is when he was half way I felt like I was gonna be sick.

That was crazy. I'd be half afraid to drive a gt across that let alone drive a piece of big machinery
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Posted March 03, 2014 - 08:14 AM

I"ll bet he"s glad that the wheelbarro he carries his " cahonies " in didn't make it to heavy to cross that bridge.....!                          Roger.


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Posted March 03, 2014 - 08:55 AM

As a former Town Engineer and US Army Combat Engineer Bridge Builder I'd say that was a good trick. There must have been some heavy cables under that deck. Chances are they won't take it many times. DO NOT TRY THAT AT HOME! I've seen some bridges collapse from overloaded trucks. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 03, 2014 - 09:03 AM

Sometine ignorance can be a beautiful thing!! If you don't know it can't be done it is amazing what you can do.


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Posted March 03, 2014 - 09:08 AM

Not enough money (or diesel engines) in the entire world to get me to do that!  Not even on a GT....."maybe" on foot!


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Posted March 03, 2014 - 09:53 AM

holy crap


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Posted March 03, 2014 - 11:28 AM

So that's the bridge you have been working all this OT on!


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Posted March 03, 2014 - 12:27 PM

So that's the bridge you have been working all this OT on!

It says built by Jeff right on the pier. :poke:

Thanks, I needed that. I hadn't winced nearly enough today.
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Posted March 03, 2014 - 02:45 PM

We have all seen things like this with people of other culture. My twenty year old son has been out of the country three times on mission trips & he has told me unbelievable stories of things others do everyday. In all do respect we might call it stupidity, lack of knowledge or just we have to get it done so lets do it regardless. Here in the US most including me would say it won't work, too dangerous. Fear is not a bad thing, it keeps us safe for the most part but where is their fear or do they have any?



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Posted March 03, 2014 - 03:57 PM

I hope that's not his daily commute! Seriously risky. You could see the arc of the bridge cables turn to straight lines in each direction as the weight created tension in the cables. No thanks! 



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Posted March 03, 2014 - 06:07 PM

I bet he gets to work on time tomorrow.  No more arriving after work assignments have been handed out.  Much like this guy:

 


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Posted March 03, 2014 - 06:18 PM

Shucks, at least the guy in the grader had a bridge.
 
These kids going to school don't even have that:


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Posted March 03, 2014 - 06:42 PM

Think it's just being POOR and with-out good surroundings that these people make do with "Whatever" is around and live daily with it.  They are risk takers every day, trying to live or make better lives. BUT, still think that guy was NUTS!  It's like you had to choose from taking machine to work area or DIE!  He wouldn't know which he got, till it was OVER!  Wonder if a muddy tire would have slipped off in front, what would have happened then to get back on???



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Posted March 03, 2014 - 06:50 PM

I figure if a tire slid off, the shock would have caused the whole bridge to twist & roll upside down (that is if it didn't snap the cable).  I guess they just don't value their own lives too highly over there.






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