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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-01-2008, 02:12 PM Thread Starter

 
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What makes steel bridges worse?

A wicked freaking cross wind, thats what. Wow that was a touch scary. Made it a lot more weeble wobble than usual.
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Re: What makes steel bridges worse?

I hate those in cars, let alone on the bike...
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Re: What makes steel bridges worse?

Makes me feel like I'm riding my bike right into a meat grinder....
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Makes me feel like I'm riding my bike right into a meat grinder....
That's only if you come off :P
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Re: What makes steel bridges worse?

this one sux:



• Mississippi River Elevation: 583 Feet.
• Highway: US-52, IA-64.
• Daily Traffic Count: 2,310 (2002).
• Bridge Type: Steel Truss Through Deck.
• Length: 2,482 Feet Overall, 520 Foot Longest Span.
• Width: 20 Feet, 2 Lanes.
• Navigation Channel Width: 508 Feet.
• Height Above Water: 65 Feet.
• Date Built: Opened December 31, 1932,


Don't look down while on the bike...

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That there is the one I am jazzing on about. Not too bad if it isn't windy.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-01-2008, 03:21 PM

 
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Re: What makes steel bridges worse?

Wicked bad cross winds and rain wet roads and snow.

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Re: What makes steel bridges worse?

Mackinac Bridge

Cars have BLOWN OFF. They will drive your car across for you if you are scared. A truck will take bikes over also.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackinac_Bridge
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Mackinac Bridge

Cars have BLOWN OFF. They will drive your car across for you if you are scared. A truck will take bikes over also.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackinac_Bridge
That's a bit dramatic. According to your link only 2 cars have ever fallen off...and only one was due to wind AND excessive speeds.

That car service is dumb. If you're too chicken shit to drive across the bridge you shouldn't be driving.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-01-2008, 05:48 PM
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Re: What makes steel bridges worse?

While not steel decked, this bridge can get some crosswinds that are bad enough on some days. You see how big that tower is? It's big enough to protect you from the wind as you ride by for about a second or so. When you come out from behind it though, that wind can just slam you over into the other lane on a blustery day.
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