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camellia0

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Bridges
« on: April 07, 2019, 01:19:02 pm »
Do you squirm when you drive over long bridges? I do. If I could bypass these, I definitely would. Sometimes they shake and some look so old.

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Re: Bridges
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2019, 01:55:14 pm »
I dont have to cross long bridges very often. Here in Michigan we have the Mackinaw Bridge which is 5 miles long. Ive been over it half a dozen times, both in the night, and day time. It makes me a little nervous but not too bad

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Re: Bridges
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2019, 02:00:21 pm »
I agree that I get a little nervous especially over the ones that I know can open to let the ships and boats go thru.  I always try to avoid those especially the one near downtown Chicago because traffic is crazy down there

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Re: Bridges
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 11:05:00 pm »
No I'm fine with them.

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Re: Bridges
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 03:42:05 am »
all bridges always make me a little nervous. i haven't been over a long bride for many years. :rainbow: :peace: :wave:
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Re: Bridges
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 04:47:45 am »
Yes, ma'am, I do!  We have some really old bridges around here.
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Re: Bridges
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 07:09:09 am »

     I am afraid of earthquakes and bridge failures.
     It is scary and just too risky!

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Re: Bridges
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2019, 07:34:59 am »
I don't squirm or get nervous when I go over bridges, but I often do wonder what repairs there are to be made that have not yet been made and how close to collapse a bridge really is. it is about time the country found the funds to do infrastructure repairs of bridges, roads, trains and airports in this country.

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Re: Bridges
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2019, 07:37:07 am »
Bridges  have never nerved me before.  It's funny that this was the first topic I stumbled across today because I was thinking about the architecture of a new bridge where I live compared to that of one it replaced.  I drive this bridge nearly every day en'route to taking my daughter to school.  In fact we've even stood along this bridge to watch fireworks over the river on the fourth of July before.

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Re: Bridges
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 07:40:24 am »
The smaller bridges that you can see over the sides used to bother me when I was younger.  Most bridges now are pretty wide so you can't see over the side as much. 
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Re: Bridges
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2019, 08:12:22 am »
As a matter of fact, yes I do.  Whether they are long or short bridges, what used to be a fun adventure for me in the past is no longer the case.

Last week I read a news report about how bridges, including the small highway overpass bridges are in such need of maintenance and repair that construction crews are not able to keep up with the demand.

A big concrete section of an overpass bridge in Tennessee came crashing down to the highway below.  I don't think anyone got hurt but it could have been tragic. 

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Re: Bridges
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2019, 10:32:28 am »
I'm scared to cross bridges, luckily there aren't any "real" bridges where I have to go regularly. I have reorganized an entire vacation when I realized my itinerary would require driving across the Golden Gate.
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Re: Bridges
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2019, 11:27:33 am »
Yea because the one old bridge I go over to get to my brother and sister-in-laws is just that "old" and I read awhile back that the over-passes in our area are not good either.

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Re: Bridges
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2019, 01:36:08 pm »
I'm okay as long as they connect to the other side.  :sweat:

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Re: Bridges
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2019, 02:03:50 pm »
No, it doesn't bother me to drive over bridges... but I understand some people are fearful -- I have a first cousin who I grew up with, who I've witnessed on my occasions experience such fear going down high ones. 

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