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Dingus Milktoast

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Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2017 - 12:10pm PT


DMT
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 17, 2017 - 08:55am PT
Old bridge at Monte Rio on the Russian R.
Credit: mouse from merced

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Dingus Milktoast

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Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 17, 2017 - 09:42am PT
That looks familiar, I think I may have been under that one :)

DMT

edit: Nope. Looked at map. I've been over it not under it. I lived for a time in Santa Rosa and my cruiser nature had me on every public road (and a couple not so public) on the N Coast south of Bragg.

hooblie

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from out where the anecdotes roam
Aug 17, 2017 - 09:54am PT
obscurity challenge
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same neighborhood. any answer will do ... i don't know either, meaning correct from incorrect
hooblie

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Aug 24, 2017 - 08:51pm PT
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Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 24, 2017 - 09:42pm PT
Portlandia...

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The wall of a Russian's furniture store in SE Portlandia...

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hooblie

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Aug 25, 2017 - 09:35pm PT
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mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 29, 2017 - 06:33pm PT
Verde R.
Verde R.
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Dingus Milktoast

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Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 29, 2017 - 06:46pm PT
Mouse! You're alive!

DMT
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 30, 2017 - 12:33am PT
Hoover Dam.
Hoover Dam.
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Hoover Dam.
Hoover Dam.
Credit: mouse from merced

Pueblo Crossing highway bridge.
Pueblo Crossing highway bridge.
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Colorado River going downstream.
Colorado River going downstream.
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 30, 2017 - 12:39am PT
Pueblo Crossing footbridge, the older of the two.
Pueblo Crossing footbridge, the older of the two.
Credit: mouse from merced
Upstream on the Colorado from the footbridge.
Upstream on the Colorado from the footbridge.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 13, 2017 - 10:21pm PT
Old span is now a footbridge, as seen from the new span.
Old span is now a footbridge, as seen from the new span.
Credit: mouse from merced
Dingus Milktoast

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Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2017 - 07:46am PT


DMT
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 14, 2017 - 12:40pm PT
Laminated arches!
Laminated arches!
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Dingus Milktoast

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Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 15, 2017 - 07:34am PT
Nice. I wonder how much load those arches actually bear.



DMT
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 15, 2017 - 07:58am PT
I don't have to tell you, DMT, that wooden strapped arch bridges are fairly common.
Do I?
Rejects from a highway bridge project.
Rejects from a highway bridge project.
Credit: mouse from merced
At Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns
http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/sitting-bull-crystal-caverns-closing/article_3ca30421-0bfd-56c2-a4f9-a716fb2b8f59.html
there is this pyramidal structure made from three laminated wooden arches
which failed their tests before being placed in what is called the Keystone Wye.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystone_Wye

[Google "bridge with laminated arches" at Google Images]
hooblie

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from out where the anecdotes roam
Sep 16, 2017 - 07:58pm PT
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mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 20, 2017 - 01:43am PT
Chain Bridge, Potomac, Washington DC.  Original chained-truss bridge r...
Chain Bridge, Potomac, Washington DC. Original chained-truss bridge replaced in 1852 by this newer one of heavy wooden crossbeams framed by long arches. 1865 photo by Wm. Morris Smith. Colorized.
Credit: mouse from merced
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

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Out Of Bed
Sep 20, 2017 - 02:06am PT
When interstates collide
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
the resulting juxtaposition interests only those who
take the time to consider the path of entropy
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 20, 2017 - 04:56am PT
I once worried about Gnome, but he's turned out all right after all.

Here we have a relatively poor example of "entroopy" in bridge building.
Pontoon bridge over James River at Jones Landing, VA.  Sections were r...
Pontoon bridge over James River at Jones Landing, VA. Sections were roped together and remained flexible as well as portable.
Credit: mouse from merced
The group at the far end didn't get the word to stop and vogue, apparently.
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