Been over that bridge a few times, not scary to me! My wife has a friend who will not go over a long bridge if at all possible and will take a detour miles out of the way to avoid them! I have ridden motorcycles over many steel grate bridges, not fun but if you go faster it helps...LOL I followed the GPS last year off I-24 to Eldorado, Illinois and found out you can still take a ferry across the Ohio River! Of course I had my 24' enclosed trailer and was trying to find a way to turn around when a log semi pulled up to the ferry! They motioned him to get on, so I figured what the heck and followed. They had me jacknife a bit next to him and barely made it on the to close the rear gate! It was an interesting ride across the river, but no issues. Saved about an hour drive time...
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The funny thing about science is that if you change one miniscule parameter you change the entire outcome to the way you want it.
I grew up in the Great Lakes region, it seems like those simple span bridges were very common, steel grating deck bridges much less common. I loved crossing them, hearing the rhythmic sound of the tires on the bridge. I don't recall any pokey speed limits, we always crossed at highway speeds. I don't remember Dad complaining about driving on them with the old recirculating ball steering box and bias ply tires? As an adult, I know driving on wet steel to be like driving on ice, that's scary.
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This one, the New River Gorge Bridge, well at least the first time I came on it from the north or heading south. I didn't know it was there and was heading south and you come around a blind bend and then THERE IT IS!! I was in a truck and had it going a little over the limit and before I knew it I was on the bridge. It was unusual to me as it had low sides and a low railing and you felt like if you lost control there was no way the railing or sides would keep you from going over it. I guess it was the surprise of being on it the very first time. And damn if they don't bungey and parachute off of it every year
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In the fall of 1977 I crossed the Mississippi on the old US 60 bridge in a Ford Louisville cattle truck. That bridge seemed like it was 8 ft wide and 300 high. Same trip we also crossed Mobile Bay on the original Mobile Bay I-10 causeway. Narrow ass bridge, wide truck, and water that looked deadly cold and muddy.