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Bridges that scare you #3007495
01/21/22 09:37 AM
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I've driven all over 45 of the lower 48 states , missing far northern Pacific NW and Far north New England area, mostly just Maine ..been over many sketchy bridges , this one would challenge me



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Re: Bridges that scare you [Re: bigdad] #3007508
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Re: Bridges that scare you [Re: bigdad] #3007522
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I don't like the steel decked bridges. We have a much shorter one than in the video. Your car feels like it's getting pulled both ways. I rode a motorcycle over it once, and thought I was going over.


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Re: Bridges that scare you [Re: basketcase] #3007525
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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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Re: Bridges that scare you [Re: Rhinodart] #3007533
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Traffic is always backed up on the eastbound lanes of I-10 going over the Mississippi River. You get stuck on it and you can feel it moving. Not really scary but my life is pretty dull these days. wave


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At night in the rain with these damn bright headlights would bother me more than anything.


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Re: Bridges that scare you [Re: pittsburghracer] #3007545
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It was replaced a few years ago, but the old Goethals bridge between the NJ Turnpike and Staten Island would keep your full attention.

Re: Bridges that scare you [Re: BSharp] #3007547
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This is in Houston , if you don't like heights .. stay away

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Re: Bridges that scare you [Re: pittsburghracer] #3007548
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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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Re: Bridges that scare you [Re: bigdad] #3007552
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Originally Posted by bigdad
This is in Houston , if you don't like heights .. stay away



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Re: Bridges that scare you [Re: bigdad] #3007553
01/21/22 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by bigdad
This is in Houston , if you don't like heights .. stay away



bigdad, you're about 90 miles off, that bridge is closer to Beaumont than Houston.

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Re: Bridges that scare you [Re: bigdad] #3007556
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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 wink 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 realcrazy

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Re: Bridges that scare you [Re: Satilite73] #3007557
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You like correcting people , don't you .. I notice all the time ..

I don't think anyone thought it was in downtown Houston , near it .. but, again .. just keep correcting me if it makes you feel better


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Re: Bridges that scare you [Re: bigdad] #3007558
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Originally Posted by bigdad
You like correcting people , don't you .. I notice all the time ..

I don't think anyone thought it was in downtown Houston , near it .. but, again .. just keep correcting me if it makes you feel better


Don't take offense. Meant more of if anyone wanted to check it out in person that's all.

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Re: Bridges that scare you [Re: basketcase] #3007590
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Originally Posted by basketcase
I don't like the steel decked bridges. We have a much shorter one than in the video. Your car feels like it's getting pulled both ways. I rode a motorcycle over it once, and thought I was going over.


The old Carquinez bridge in Norcal was like that, scary on a bike and the lowest side guard rail had a gap below it that looked to be just high enough for a bike to slide under. shock


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Re: Bridges that scare you [Re: John_Kunkel] #3007666
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THE I 95 bridge in jacksonville


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Re: Bridges that scare you [Re: bigdad] #3007672
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Any bridge with a toll...which in the future will probably be all of them


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Re: Bridges that scare you [Re: 05dakota] #3007674
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Grew up in Tampa and as a kid never cared for the old Sunshine Skyway bridge as all you were driving over at the top was some grating.
Always thought it was a terrible way to die when the ship took out the center section.
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This was the bridge where I grew up
Keokuk Ia to Hamilton IL on Hwy U.S. 136.
Iron grate narrow swing bridge.
This baby took many a mirror in its time.
Now closed down and replaced by a new bridge.

Check out what's rolling through the toll booth.
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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.

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