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Author Topic: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)  (Read 28898 times)

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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #150 on: September 09, 2018, 11:53:50 PM »

The scariest bridge I've ever driven on with wind is the Tydings Bridge. I stay in the middle lane because without shoulders, those nasty gusts easily push my small car 2 feet.
So there are "nasty gusts" every time you cross over that bridge?  I crossed that at least 50 times in my 1968 VW Beetle (dating myself) and maybe I was just lucky but I don't recall having any problem with wind there.
Maybe next time I will be 'unlucky' and encounter an EF5 tornado when crossing.
Stop trying to intentionally be a dick in so many threads at once. You're spreading yourself too thin. I never said "every time".

Well, my take on it is that there are some posters who have a habit of being annoying and irritating and overly defensive of their worldview and who don't react well when challenged.  Maybe they don't realize they are doing that; maybe so, maybe not.  Most of the time I ignore it, but sometimes I don't.

Let me know how you enjoy your EF5.

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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #151 on: September 10, 2018, 08:22:37 PM »

The scariest bridge I've ever driven on with wind is the Tydings Bridge. I stay in the middle lane because without shoulders, those nasty gusts easily push my small car 2 feet.
So there are "nasty gusts" every time you cross over that bridge?  I crossed that at least 50 times in my 1968 VW Beetle (dating myself) and maybe I was just lucky but I don't recall having any problem with wind there.
Maybe next time I will be 'unlucky' and encounter an EF5 tornado when crossing.
Stop trying to intentionally be a dick in so many threads at once. You're spreading yourself too thin. I never said "every time".

Well, my take on it is that there are some posters who have a habit of being annoying and irritating and overly defensive of their worldview and who don't react well when challenged.  Maybe they don't realize they are doing that; maybe so, maybe not.  Most of the time I ignore it, but sometimes I don't.

Let me know how you enjoy your EF5.

I am enjoying my very well funded retirement! 

Hope you have your water wings
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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #152 on: September 10, 2018, 08:54:16 PM »

I am enjoying my very well funded retirement! 
Hope you have your water wings

Water wings?  The only thing that comes up on a search are these arm flotation devices for people who are learning how to swim.  I grew up in a beach front community in Florida and learned how to swim at 8 years old, and how sail a sailboat at 9.
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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #153 on: September 10, 2018, 09:06:32 PM »

I think he's referring to what you're about to get in 72-96 hours...
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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #154 on: September 10, 2018, 09:12:31 PM »

I think he's referring to what you're about to get in 72-96 hours...

The latest track prediction has Richmond at the edge where winds would probably be 20 mph or less.  Obviously the track can change in 4 days.
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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #155 on: September 10, 2018, 09:16:33 PM »

I think he's referring to what you're about to get in 72-96 hours...
My grandparents rented a house in Bowers Beach to stay in for my birthday (about 15 minutes away).  Just called them to tell them they should cancel since I'm sure Bowers Beach Road will be impassible by then (it's impassible now according to DelDOT).  Bummer.
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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #156 on: September 10, 2018, 10:38:34 PM »

I think he's referring to what you're about to get in 72-96 hours...
My grandparents rented a house in Bowers Beach to stay in for my birthday (about 15 minutes away).  Just called them to tell them they should cancel since I'm sure Bowers Beach Road will be impassible by then (it's impassible now according to DelDOT).  Bummer.
You guys got hammered down in greater Philadelphia.

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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #157 on: September 11, 2018, 10:38:24 AM »

I think he's referring to what you're about to get in 72-96 hours...

The latest track prediction has Richmond at the edge where winds would probably be 20 mph or less.  Obviously the track can change in 4 days.

It's not the wind that's going to be your problem.  The "water wings" comment from previously is very appropriate.
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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #158 on: September 11, 2018, 10:51:09 AM »

The rain forecast makes it sound like parts of Virginia may experience flashbacks to Hurricane Camille.
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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #159 on: September 11, 2018, 11:08:53 AM »

The rain forecast makes it sound like parts of Virginia may experience flashbacks to Hurricane Camille.

Or Agnes.
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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #160 on: September 11, 2018, 02:30:51 PM »

I think he's referring to what you're about to get in 72-96 hours...
The latest track prediction has Richmond at the edge where winds would probably be 20 mph or less.  Obviously the track can change in 4 days.
It's not the wind that's going to be your problem.  The "water wings" comment from previously is very appropriate.

Not yet known whether rainfall will be any serious problem, the track is now bending to the south.  Any James River flooding and severity depends on where the remnants wind up.

I do have a problem with when a "Global Moderator" makes sniping, "joking" remarks about possible severe weather impacting where I live. 

How would he like it if I made "joking" cracks about EF4 and EF5 tornadoes hitting urban areas in Missouri and Oklahoma?  I wouldn't wish that on anybody.
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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #161 on: September 12, 2018, 05:37:28 PM »

I just drove across the bridge for the first time today, was pretty impressed with the scale of it. While I don't recall seeing anyone pull over because I was not paying attention to that, I can certainly see how people with a fear of heights, or anxiety might be intimidated by it (particularly the narrower older span, and/or in adverse conditions.)

There are no shoulders on the CBB. Are you talking about the CBBT?

I mean the lead up to the bridge around the toll booths. Someone mentioned a driving service and that is what I was referring to. I have never traversed the CBBT.
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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #162 on: September 12, 2018, 09:20:48 PM »

There are no shoulders on the CBB. Are you talking about the CBBT?
I mean the lead up to the bridge around the toll booths. Someone mentioned a driving service and that is what I was referring to. I have never traversed the CBBT.

The US-50/US-301 approach highway is a freeway with full shoulders, including the toll plaza area. 
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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #163 on: September 13, 2018, 06:06:24 PM »

There are no shoulders on the CBB. Are you talking about the CBBT?
I mean the lead up to the bridge around the toll booths. Someone mentioned a driving service and that is what I was referring to. I have never traversed the CBBT.

The US-50/US-301 approach highway is a freeway with full shoulders, including the toll plaza area.
again, this is what I'm referring to. I did not see anyone pulled over on the shoulder BEFORE the bridge
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Re: US 50/301(Chesapeake Bay Bridge)
« Reply #164 on: September 13, 2018, 10:28:28 PM »

There are no shoulders on the CBB. Are you talking about the CBBT?
I mean the lead up to the bridge around the toll booths. Someone mentioned a driving service and that is what I was referring to. I have never traversed the CBBT.

The US-50/US-301 approach highway is a freeway with full shoulders, including the toll plaza area.
again, this is what I'm referring to. I did not see anyone pulled over on the shoulder BEFORE the bridge

It doesn't happen all that often
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