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Old 03-28-2019, 11:49 AM   #556
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Just another roadside attraction.
Extreme efforts have been made to warn drivers, but extreme stupid prevails.
Video taping 24/7 has made a nice small business.
Moving vans, rental trucks and RV's seem to prevail. All entertaining.
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:51 AM   #557
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Babble babble, babble.
Coulda, shoulda, woulda.
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An interstate standard height is (should be) standard for all bridges.
Should be? You said it was the national standard. It is not, there is no national standard.
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Old 03-29-2019, 04:42 AM   #558
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[QUOTE from an adult who is still a child ]
Babble babble, babble.
I lie out my ass because that is where my brain is.
I believe Saddam had WMDs.
I love The Don.
I say exactly what my extremist handlers order me to believe.[/quote]


14 feet is not the size of your penis. Please try to comprehend what was written. Not what your extremist right hand tells you.

14 feet is also the requirement for all phone, cable, and telephone wires that cross over streets. If you were not an emotional child, you would have known that. It is a defacto national standard. Bridges at less than 14 feet remain due to contempt. Same contempt justifies a lie that fixing would cost too much. A fix that was done for less than $100,000 would somehow cost a $million.

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Old 03-30-2019, 09:06 AM   #559
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Back in the mid 1970s, a friend bought a house from the hospital for $1, moved it across town, and restored it. Adjacent was a railroad bridge at about 11 feet. Trucks would strike that bridge at least once a week. It was a normal neighborhood sound.

Just happened to be back in that state this week. NJ Transit (without interrupting service on their main line) raised that bridge almost three feet. It is only at 13 feet 11 inches. No problem. They simply jacked up the bridge, poured new concrete atop existing supports, and made the appropriate grade changes to the tracks. You can even see where cleaner, new concrete now supports that bridge.

Back then, that bridge was constantly scarred from recent strikes. I looked closely. Today, no scars from any trucks hitting that bridge. They fixed the problem rather than make excuses - ie deny that 14 foot is this nation's de facto standard.
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Old 03-30-2019, 07:10 PM   #561
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NJ Transit is the Toonerville Trolly of the railroad world, and owned by the state of NJ, so you know who paid for that bridge bump.
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:32 AM   #562
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NJ Transit is the Toonerville Trolly of the railroad world, and owned by the state of NJ, so you know who paid for that bridge bump.
That's emotioinal conclusion clearly is not supported by intelligent thought or knowledge.

NJ Transit is starved for cash. Last year being the Summer of Hell for commuters due to Gov Christie's constant budget cuts, no additional funding, and cancelling new construction. In that same town, a bridge for one of the most used roads has been closed for most of the past ten years. NJ Transit has that little money.

A bridge was raised almost three feet because is costs so little. And was hit weekly. Raising bridges is easy, inexpensive, and should be routine over the many decades. But people like Christie and xoxoxoBruce just say it cannot be done - using emotional logic.

Another bridge on the same railroad that demonstrates a problem that naysayers deny:
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:43 PM   #563
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No, I didn't say it couldn't be done, try reading for comprehension. I said we know who paid for it.
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Old 04-01-2019, 11:39 PM   #564
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I said we know who paid for it.
Which is irrelevant to the topic - except if venomous.

Is your nickname Snake?
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Old 04-02-2019, 02:10 AM   #565
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It wasn't a real railroad, it wouldn't have happened with a real railroad unless it was of benefit to them.
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:58 AM   #566
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It wasn't a real railroad, it wouldn't have happened with a real railroad unless it was of benefit to them.
That is a major commuter line. About 60 incoming and 60 outgoing trains use that bridge daily. Each carrying hundreds of passengers.

Fortunately rail traffic was halted in time. Since a bridge strike moved that bridge (that was obviously too low) and broke rails.

It is not a real railroad only when one is naysaying emotionally.

Standard for bridges is 14 feet. For some reason, the emotional would waste $trillions for 20 years on a Mission Accomplished war (that had no purpose) rather than fix infrastructure. While denying the problem.
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It's not my problem, you pay for it, I'm not paying for it, I have a righteous crusade in the middle east to pay for.
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:40 PM   #568
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I have a righteous crusade in the middle east to pay for. ]
Actually the Chinese are paying for it. And we will be paying the Chinese (with interest) for the next 30 years.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:04 AM   #569
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Old 04-21-2019, 01:44 AM   #570
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