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Old 01-02-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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I look at this picture and wonder why they kept building this bridge up to the point where they were almost done. At some point earlier in the construction, someone somewhere should have noticed this 'minor discrepancy'. How about when they were putting the supports in before they started with any of the roadway?
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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I look at this picture and wonder why they kept building this bridge up to the point where they were almost done. At some point earlier in the construction, someone somewhere should have noticed this 'minor discrepancy'. How about when they were putting the supports in before they started with any of the roadway?
Andy, I think that is one of those "Photo-Shopped" images. I've met plenty of engineers in my life and none stupid enough to do anything like that. Heck, "sighting" along it's edges would tell you it was off track long before getting to that point.

Photo-shopped images can sure look real. I've been fooled by a few of them.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:47 AM   #3
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photo shop?
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:21 PM   #4
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I would never allow anything like that to happen in my world.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:40 PM   #5
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No golden spike celebration for them.
Photo shopped or not, Last year there was a small bridge project going on not very far from me. That road was supposed to be closed a couple months and it was closed most of the year. The steel that was ordered was not long enough to span where the old bridge was. oops. Mistakes happen. That's why engineers take so many english courses.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:43 PM   #6
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I would guess photo shop as well. My dad was an architectural draftsman, and I've had friends over the years who were engineers. You cannot believe photography these days unless you took the photo yourself.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:48 PM   #7
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No more building bridges after the New Year's party...
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:32 PM   #8
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I look at this picture and wonder why they kept building this bridge up to the point where they were almost done. At some point earlier in the construction, someone somewhere should have noticed this 'minor discrepancy'. How about when they were putting the supports in before they started with any of the roadway?
Hahahahaha!!! That's hilarious!
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:34 PM   #10
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During my working years we used to read the specs that came to us from our off-shore engineers and then toss them.

We always made what were called on-site adjustments.
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