xoxoxoBruce Thursday Jul 23 01:42 AM
July 23, 2009: Tilt Bridge
No, not Grandma's dentures when she nods off, a real bridge.
Pico and ME Thursday Jul 23 04:58 AM
Seriously, whats the drawback to a drawbridge...why go overboard?
capnhowdy Thursday Jul 23 07:10 AM
Hell.... you can't even drive on it. The Brits must have money to burn.
ZenGum Thursday Jul 23 07:57 AM
I think $44 million for a retractable bridge is pretty cheap.
glatt Thursday Jul 23 08:26 AM
That looks like a row of rising bollards at the far end of the bridge!
glatt Thursday Jul 23 08:35 AM
Upon subsequent perusal of the high resolution image, I see I'm completely wrong. In fact it's not even a car bridge. Those rising bollards are two people and a couple concrete barriers. Very cool bridge. Europe is building sweet bridges these days.
Shawnee123 Thursday Jul 23 08:48 AM
That is very cool.
Mayor of Shekou Thursday Jul 23 09:35 PM
WillieO Friday Jul 24 12:20 PM
The High Resolution link is incredible! You can see on the skyline several old castles. Now King Henry would have a draw bridge on his river or moat, right?
barefoot serpent Friday Jul 24 01:30 PM
'I'll never drink that much again...'
Gravdigr Friday Jul 24 01:54 PM
What a fucking waste of money. $44 million bucks, to walk on? Good God..
Shawnee123 Friday Jul 24 01:57 PM
So what? What's the cost of building a SAFE walking drawbridge, let's make it ugly, is it so much less than the cost of this SAFE walking drawbridge, that is aesthetically pleasing? Do you think an ugly one costs about a buck fifty?
glatt Friday Jul 24 02:13 PM
I think he's upset that a government would spend money on anyone who isn't burning fossil fuel to get from point A to point B.
spudcon Friday Jul 24 10:37 PM
Ugly is beautiful.
Shawnee123 Saturday Jul 25 12:18 AM
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jul 25 12:35 AM
If it's just for pedestrians they don't need a damn bridge, just a big ass A ladder.
Shawnee123 Saturday Jul 25 12:48 AM
Requirements for ladder:
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jul 25 12:57 AM
Buoyant? No not buoyant... across the water, not in it.
Shawnee123 Saturday Jul 25 01:00 AM
If it's a stepladder, it damn well better be buoyant. You know how people ignore the fact that it's not a step. Ask any civil (or mean) engineer.
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jul 25 01:02 AM
It doesn't go in the damn water, it goes over it. Buoyancy is not an issue.
Shawnee123 Saturday Jul 25 01:08 AM
Eh, be all scientific and shit. It's still a stepladder. Who is calibrating the tensile strength of that thing? Are the calibration devices calibrated, and to what standard?
Shawnee123 Saturday Jul 25 10:34 AM
capnhowdy Saturday Jul 25 01:49 PM
Why not a ferry? That seems like the best solution to me. But what do I know? I'm just a dumbass Marine who loves ferries. Carry on.
spudcon Saturday Jul 25 07:37 PM
Here's a cheaper way to go.
ZenGum Saturday Jul 25 08:07 PM
Ferry? Hell, build a giant catapult!
wolf Saturday Jul 25 08:11 PM
Trebuchets are so last millenium, tho', dawg!
Gravdigr Friday Jul 31 12:55 AM
And how did you figure my environmental position, from my statement that $44 million dollars for a bridge that benefits so few people, compared to how many people's tax doll-I mean pounds it took to pay for it is a waste (IMHO)? And, for the record, I don't own a car. So there.