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Old 01-02-2012, 08:49 PM   #11
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i don't know if that picture was photoshopped, but has anyone ever heard of the tacoma narrows bridge?

big time oops.
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i don't know if that picture was photoshopped, but has anyone ever heard of the tacoma narrows bridge?

big time oops.
Yes it was, but I don't think anyone knew it was an oops before that.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:49 PM   #13
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that's what engineering is all about. thinking of what factors will need to be considered before starting the actual project.

how could the builders not have considered the effects of wind?

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that's what engineering is all about. thinking of what factors will need to be considered before starting the actual project.

how could the builders not have considered the effects of wind?

It's easy to have 20/20 hindsight. The wind was only 40 mph. They learned a lot from that. Nothing like that had ever happened before. I'm pretty sure they considered the wind, but no one knew about that sort of effect.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:19 AM   #15
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the construction workers knew as they were building it.

but yeah, a lot has been learned since.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:46 AM   #16
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that's what engineering is all about. thinking of what factors will need to be considered before starting the actual project.

how could the builders not have considered the effects of wind?

You have to consider the fact that fifty percent of the engineers working in the world today graduated in the bottom half of their class!
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that only works in a communist society.

here, the bottom half either ask you if you want fries with that order, or become politicians...
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:51 AM   #18
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i know, i know. that's insulting to people who work in fast food restaurants.
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that only works in a communist society.

here, the bottom half either ask you if you want fries with that order, or become politicians...


... they all get a trophy and a cookie, then they graduate!
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You have to consider the fact that fifty percent of the engineers working in the world today graduated in the bottom half of their class!
Obviously, they are the ones who built that bridge! "Wind? No, we never even considered it! What's wind gonna do to a big ole' heavy bridge?"
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