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Old 08-14-2018, 07:09 AM
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This bridge is about 10 mins from my aunt & uncle in Rapallo Italy.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45183624

reports are saying 10 deaths, but from what she told me- they are estimating over 200
Old 08-14-2018, 07:53 AM
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I remember going up the Po River from Venice. Good looking arched concrete bridge with reinforcing steel sticking out of the concrete. They design good looking stuff which often doesn't work well.
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Imagine being in the next car that didn't fall.
Remember the San Francisco earthquake? Wasn't there someone trapped under the collapsed highway that lived for like 8 days?
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Jesus...........
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That is some scary stuff.
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Engineers just hate it when these things happen.
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Just terrible. Guess we aren’t the only ones with infrastructure problems.

Also, can’t imagine how much that guy in the green box truck must have shit himself.
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That's horrible. I hope they find more survivors.
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Muther Effer !!!
Old 08-14-2018, 07:29 PM
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Now I know why I developed bridge anxiety!
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That bridge was 50 years old, and was only minimally suspect.

Anyone drive over the bridge on I-10 between Sulphur and Lake Charles lately?
If I were a betting man...
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" Eyewitnesses reported that the bridge was struck by lightning before it collapsed "

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