Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Road to Success....

.....has some low bridges.


Anonymous said...

Some years back a semi pulling one of those septic tank delivery trailer with a crane did that FUBAR to a underpass bridge a mile west of the Kingston Rhinecliff bridge. Put a substantial wrinkle in the first bridge girder. The lane above nearest the edge of overpass was blocked off, and two or three months later, the damaged part was cut out and a very highly certified welder put in a very substantial splice/reinforcement.
About halfway to the bridge (west bound only), there is now a solar-powered photocell that, if something too tall interrupts the beam, makes a sign light up further down the road telling the driver he doesn't want to do this.
It has been my experience that people can ignore the most incandescent messages.

dinthebeast said...

It was my experience driving a 20' bobtail for a long time, that most of the marked heights are actually 6" higher than what they are marked as. There was one, though, that wasn't, and I had to let a bunch of air out of my tires to get back out from under it. Then walk to a payphone (remember those?) to get someone to bring me an air compressor to fill them back up again. At least no cops had to get involved...

-Doug in Oakland