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#27 Jul 02 2013 at 9:25 AM Rating: Good
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
I don't know how the IT job market is doing where you are but I hope there's as much of a shortage of capable people as there is here.
Capable people are expensive.
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#28 Jul 02 2013 at 9:29 AM Rating: Good
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Not having capable people is more expensive though.
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#29 Jul 02 2013 at 9:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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If it ain't broke don't fix it? Smiley: lol

Ahh, and they did "fix" the Skagit river one it looks like. Pretty picture. Unfortunately if the one Kao was working to replace fell into the river we almost certainly wouldn't get out of it with as few problems as the Skagit bridge. The Skagit river is small, and only a few feet deep. No one needs to drown there. The Columbia river though, well the barges that navigate the river are pretty big.

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#30 Jul 02 2013 at 9:35 AM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah right. Once the old bridges collapse they'll scramble for the old replacement plans and start working with half the plans missing, leading to years and years of delays and temporary fixes.

Eh, eventually enough cars will fall in so as to fill the gap.

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#31 Jul 02 2013 at 9:50 AM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Yeah right. Once the old bridges collapse they'll scramble for the old replacement plans and start working with half the plans missing, leading to years and years of delays and temporary fixes.

Eh, eventually enough cars will fall in so as to fill the gap.

Small government solutions!
But then the boats won't be able to pass through anymore and money will be lost there.
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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
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#32 Jul 02 2013 at 9:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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The dam of cars will allow the river to swell up and boats will be able to pass over the bridge.

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#33 Jul 02 2013 at 9:56 AM Rating: Good
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The creation of beach front properties will also help the housing market.
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#34 Jul 02 2013 at 9:56 AM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
The dam of cars will allow the river to swell up and boats will be able to pass over the bridge.

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And if the water level gets too high they can just roll down the car windows.
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#35 Jul 02 2013 at 9:58 AM Rating: Good
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Ban rivers!
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#36 Jul 02 2013 at 10:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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Mute rivers!
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#37 Jul 02 2013 at 10:07 AM Rating: Good
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No-rate rivers!
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#38 Jul 02 2013 at 10:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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Fill up rivers!
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#39 Jul 02 2013 at 10:16 AM Rating: Good
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This thread sure went downhill...
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#40 Jul 02 2013 at 10:17 AM Rating: Good
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This thread sure went downriver ...
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#41 Jul 02 2013 at 10:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
This thread sure went downhill...


Ban water flow!
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#42 Jul 02 2013 at 10:22 AM Rating: Good
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#43 Jul 02 2013 at 10:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
This thread sure went downhill...


Ban water flow!
Mute wa... wait.

We did this already ya?
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#44 Jul 02 2013 at 11:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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Wait, is this the I-5 Skagit River Bridge?
No no, that one they've actually made progress on (they have something temporary in place last I heard). If nothing else it's nice to know once the bridges do collapse into the river they can cobble together a replacement in a timely manner. Smiley: rolleyes


someproteinguy wrote:
If it ain't broke don't fix it? Smiley: lol

Ahh, and they did "fix" the Skagit river one it looks like. Pretty picture. Unfortunately if the one Kao was working to replace fell into the river we almost certainly wouldn't get out of it with as few problems as the Skagit bridge. The Skagit river is small, and only a few feet deep. No one needs to drown there. The Columbia river though, well the barges that navigate the river are pretty big.


The temporary span is done for Skagit, they're starting building the permanent replacement shortly. I can't divulge much on that particular bridge besides what's publically known aside to say that some bridge inspector was epicly fired, and you will be hearing more about that one in the news soon. I'll let you draw your own conclusions from that.

The Columbia River I-5 bridge between Oregon and Washington on the other hand,is definitly not in ideal shape. The two spans were completed 50 years apart, one in the early 1900's and one in 1965. The older one, to the east is sitting on timber pilings. These pilings do not go down to bed rock. They are 100 years old, in soft, wet acidic soil. They were installed before we really knew what Creosote was. The soil type is known to be prone to liquifaction during earthquakes, and the bridge is about oh, half a mile give or take from a major, major fault line that is overdue for a major earthquake, and is the one that dropped the entire washington and oregon coastline 6 feet back in the 1700's. To further make things fun, the bridge counterweights at the top of the towers were quadrupled in weight in the 1980's. To make matters even more fun, the entire bridge is a rusty mass of acidic bird ****, most of the access ladders and causways have rusted away to unusability.

So we have a narrow, extremely top heavy old frail bridge that will fall over in any large earthquake. We can't even reinforce the bridge piers because it would narrow the shipping channel and the coast guard vetoed that. The bridge has already been hit by at least 30 barges over the years. So yeah. I do not envy whoever is on that thing when the earthquake happens...
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#45 Jul 03 2013 at 12:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Kao, come to New York, help work on the replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge...
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#46 Jul 03 2013 at 3:48 AM Rating: Good
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
The temporary span is done for Skagit, they're starting building the permanent replacement shortly. I can't divulge much on that particular bridge besides what's publically known aside to say that some bridge inspector was epicly fired, and you will be hearing more about that one in the news soon. I'll let you draw your own conclusions from that.
When that shows up on the news, will you provide a link? It sounds like it could be entertaining but I'll probably forget about it by then.


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#47 Jul 03 2013 at 6:07 AM Rating: Good
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Kao, come to New York, help work on the replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge...

That sounds like a nightmare for the whole eastern seaboard.
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Rainbow stew.
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#50 Jul 03 2013 at 6:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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Is that what that is? I assumed it was a *** thing.
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#51 Jul 03 2013 at 6:58 AM Rating: Excellent
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Debalic wrote:
Kao, come to New York, help work on the replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge...

That sounds like a nightmare for the whole eastern seaboard.


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