An over weight semitrailer loaded with dried beans caused a century-old bridge to collapse in North Dakota on Monday. The 56-foot-long bridge was built in 1906 over the Goose River is now partly submerged in water.
'several tons' is misleading, it was somewhere in the avenue of 41 tons on a bridge rated for 14
Most importantly: did they spill the beans?
Had a buddy try to drive over a wooden foot bridge in a 24 ton armored truck once. Yeah. That was a scary moment.
In Zimbabwe there was a crisis for the bridge over Victoria falls. This forms the border between Zambia and Zim. The original engineers said the bridge would last a hundred years...just before the "expiry" date. They sent one man over to see if it would collapse.Then over the next few weeks increased the load although it is still significantly less and they limit the traffic. Can you imagine the terror the first guy felt. Lol.
I hate backroads, I always worry about something like this when I have to haul off the highway for an extended period...
Reminds me of that game bridge engineer and you're like "almost!!"
The infrastructure was 100 frigging years old!
Oof, he's lucky his vehicle is intact. Was there signage stating the maximum load of the bridge? If so it seems like wreckless driving to take a load 3 times the bridge rating.
Goose River seems appropriate for this goose.
I’m kind of surprised the truck made it across that far on that much weight. It almost made it!
The fine should be equal to or exceed the cost of repairs
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