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Old 01-11-2019, 01:31 PM
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
If the weather was really bad you wouldn't need that bridge, besides, the surface of the roadway looks pretty clear.
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by s_ebels View Post
What year was it that it got nailed by that freighter and one side went down?
I remember driving across after that happened, maybe on the new bridge or did they have just one side open to two way traffic?
Going along and all of a sudden the adjacent lane just disappeared.
May 9, 1980. (last day of high school for me). The remaining span was converted to two way traffic. Always hated the noise the tires made driving over the grates.
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by mike_s View Post
May 9, 1980. (last day of high school for me). The remaining span was converted to two way traffic. Always hated the noise the tires made driving over the grates.
IIRC the remaining span was the original (1950s), the newer one (early '70s) was knocked down. They constructed crossovers between the low part of the spans so you'd start and end on the knocked-down span but cross the ship channel on the remaining high-rise section. I believe this was done to leave room on the east side for the approaches to the new span that opened in the late '80s.
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by InTheNet View Post
I have been the last one across before it was closed.

Also have spent quality time sleeping in my car waiting for it to open.
Went to college in the Sault.
Have you seen pictures BEFORE the bridge? My folks (mom is from the Soo) would drive up and back all the time and have to wait for the ferry. Could be HOURS and HOURS because of all the backed up cars waiting to get across!

Originally Posted by madman7 View Post
Sometimes it's not all that bad.... Here a few shots from last winter.
you really need a 1000' freighter down in the water to give that some perspective. Those pics are nice but you could be 20' up and it would look like that.
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