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Title: A Behind the scenes look at Humber Bridge
Post by: bing101 on July 22, 2019, 05:20:43 PM
 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLQQ1F7hplA)
Title: Re: A Behind the scenes look at Humber Bridge
Post by: MCRoads on August 13, 2019, 12:23:20 AM
wasn't there a bridge in Maine that suffered corrosion on the main cables to the point the DOT was concerned about an impending catastrophic failure?
Title: Re: A Behind the scenes look at Humber Bridge
Post by: SteveG1988 on August 14, 2019, 11:23:20 AM
wasn't there a bridge in Maine that suffered corrosion on the main cables to the point the DOT was concerned about an impending catastrophic failure?

Waldo-Hancock
Title: Re: A Behind the scenes look at Humber Bridge
Post by: english si on August 14, 2019, 11:51:29 AM
The (17 years older: 1964 Vs 1981) Forth Road Bridge had a replacement built (partially to give a capacity boost as well, but cable issues pressed the matter) and then closed for 6 months while they fixed before it reopened for non-motorised traffic / local buses - a much lighter load than before (its monthly traffic used to be it's daily traffic)

The Humber Bridge at least doesn't have the strain of about thrice the traffic it was designed for. It gets about 120,000 a week (the new Forth Bridge gets 2/3rds of that a day)
Title: Re: A Behind the scenes look at Humber Bridge
Post by: 1995hoo on August 14, 2019, 03:18:19 PM
wasn't there a bridge in Maine that suffered corrosion on the main cables to the point the DOT was concerned about an impending catastrophic failure?

Waldo-Hancock

That bridge felt decrepit back in the early 1980s. It was finally closed in 2006. I wonder how bad it was by then!
Title: Re: A Behind the scenes look at Humber Bridge
Post by: epzik8 on August 31, 2019, 10:06:03 AM
That is so cool.