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Old 01-25-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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OK, but is there really 11'8" of clearance?


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Old 01-25-2013, 01:42 PM   #3
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Here's a video of the world's weakest bridge. Well, maybe not weakest but it only scored 2 out 100 on its last inspection. My van with trailer was too heavy to go across after its last weight limit downgrade. They finally shoved the thing out of the way so they can put up a new bridge. (and yes, it is still open for traffic).

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:25 PM   #4
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After that many hits, you'd think who is in charge of traffic management would add a slightly better warning system








Great place to set up a tow service though.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:24 AM   #5
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How hard would it be to dig the road a bit deeper underneath the 11'8" bridge???


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Here's a video of the world's weakest bridge. Well, maybe not weakest but it only scored 2 out 100 on its last inspection. My van with trailer was too heavy to go across after its last weight limit downgrade. They finally shoved the thing out of the way so they can put up a new bridge. (and yes, it is still open for traffic).
The last article I read on the Sellwood said that it is actually stronger on the temporary supports than on the old permanent ones. But you still can't drive your van across it (and neither can I)...
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:31 PM   #6
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Here's a video of the world's weakest bridge. Well, maybe not weakest but it only scored 2 out 100 on its last inspection. My van with trailer was too heavy to go across after its last weight limit downgrade. They finally shoved the thing out of the way so they can put up a new bridge. (and yes, it is still open for traffic).
That is the Sellwood bridge that runs across the Willamette River between Portland and Milwaukie, Oregon. If I remember correctly it was moved the beginning of January or end of December. Trucks and busses have been banned from it for years. Lots of politicking went on with the funding and alignment. The new bridge is about two years out.
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