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dave1013

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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #425 on: August 16, 2018, 06:12:16 PM »

As a child - Delaware Memorial Bridge (when it was still a single span).  Just something about it looked spooky.

As an adult - Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Sunshine Skyway Bridge (the new one).  Re the latter, when I drove over and got to the top of the span, marine haze prevented me from seeing the other end of the crossing and that *really* freaked me out.
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #426 on: August 20, 2018, 07:14:44 AM »

The collapsed bridge in Genoa, Italy. Of course, before it went down. I crossed it in 2010 by coach.
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #427 on: August 20, 2018, 10:09:58 PM »

The collapsed bridge in Genoa, Italy. Of course, before it went down. I crossed it in 2010 by coach.

It's probably only scary in hindsight; as opposed to you being scared during your actual crossing.
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #428 on: August 21, 2018, 10:47:15 AM »

The collapsed bridge in Genoa, Italy. Of course, before it went down. I crossed it in 2010 by coach.

It's probably only scary in hindsight; as opposed to you being scared during your actual crossing.

True.  Have they determined yet whether the cause of failure was due to design or due to maintenance issues?  If due to design, then your crossing in 2010 was not safe and you are lucky to have survived.  If due to maintenance, then it may have been perfectly fine in 2010 and failure of maintenance has led to the collapse.
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #429 on: September 05, 2018, 11:10:31 AM »

As a child - Delaware Memorial Bridge (when it was still a single span).  Just something about it looked spooky.

As an adult - Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Sunshine Skyway Bridge (the new one).  Re the latter, when I drove over and got to the top of the span, marine haze prevented me from seeing the other end of the crossing and that *really* freaked me out.
I must be some kind of freak, because none of those bridges scare me at all.

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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #430 on: February 01, 2019, 04:30:57 AM »

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.0390421,-120.4551459,3a,75y,83.61h,83.46t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sPo4WHaRedqApfEKpNgRXwQ!2e0!5s20180501T000000!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en this one was scary i was in sixth grade then and it was two laned bridge over an almost dry lake in a 200ft long shuttle bus


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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #431 on: February 19, 2019, 11:13:03 PM »

In September 2015 I took a couple of pictures of a bridge over the LIRR Montauk Branch:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NB_River_Avenue,_Eastport,_NY;_Narrow_Bridge.JPG

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NB_River_Avenue,_Eastport,_NY;_Wooden_Bridge.JPG

That's River Avenue.


Over three years later, I took these pictures of the Centre Street Bridge over the Metro-North New Haven Line and Northeast Corridor in New Rochelle, New York.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Centre_Avenue_Bridges;_New_Rochelle,_NY-1.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Centre_Avenue_Bridges;_New_Rochelle,_NY-4.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Centre_Avenue_Bridges;_New_Rochelle,_NY-5.jpg

Both bridges have weight limits of three tons, but despite the fact that the Eastport bridge is made of wood, I'm actually more afraid of crossing the bridge in New Rochelle. That one has more traffic and a greater risk of being worn down.




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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #432 on: March 07, 2019, 12:01:06 AM »

4. Highway 47 over the Missouri River in eastern Missouri. Super old and narrow cantilever which I think has been rated structurally deficient for some time now.

Went back and found my old post.

This one is now gone-ski.




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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #433 on: March 17, 2020, 03:00:28 PM »

https://www.google.com/maps/place/3636+FM+2611,+Brazoria,+TX+77422/@28.9514301,-95.5536635,3a,75y,254.94h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1scpCW1kxfIC4wAFx8hNJ7RQ!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x864047e657025931:0xf100da4a9c606255

Since I just started driving last year, my scariest bridge may not be so scary to some, but to a 16 year old driver, a narrow bridge signed at 60 mph is a nightmare.
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #434 on: March 17, 2020, 04:58:46 PM »

Possibly one of the various wooden covered bridges of Parke County, Indiana, driving my mom's red dodge caravan as a 17-year-old.  This isn't one of the jankiest ones, but it's one of the few I can view in GSV: https://goo.gl/maps/ST6aAB6wyaQWeCMr9
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Re: Scariest bridge you've ever driven across
« Reply #435 on: April 02, 2020, 01:04:48 PM »

The Huey Long Bridge in New Orleans, because it feels like it sways. It's currently under reconstruction so I hope it will be better.

No really scary, but the U.S. 80 bridge between Vicksburg and the Louisiana border is very narrow.

The Huey P Long Bridge was indeed scary before they widened it. I have been across it before during and after the construction.

The US 80 bridge at Vicksburg was another narrow one. I never crossed it with two way traffic. I did however cross it with westbound I-20 traffic detoured across it. I did get passed by an 18-wheeler. I was going 50 + MPH and I was 16.  Traffic was barely slowed down crossing Washington Street and were at Highway speed all the way to the turn near I-20 at Delta LA. 1976 or 1977.

But me the worst one was US-59 at Index (the Red River north of Texarkana). I never drove across it, but it was narrow. I once saw two trucks clip each others' mirrors.  Dad was a nervous wreck.
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