Patterico's Pontifications

6/28/2010

A Setback

Filed under: General — DRJ @ 3:42 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

The New Orleans Times-Picayune posted this video of a truck hauling a girder to be used in widening the Huey P. Long bridge:

Girder falling from truck in Elmwood

The post describes it as a setback in the project. Don’t miss the narration, and what happened to that SUV to the right of the truck?

— DRJ

10 Responses to “A Setback”

  1. whoops. 😀

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  2. Chip really cares about me and he will fight for my best interests. Plus he knows how to point at x-rays.

    happyfeet (71f55e)

  3. It appears that the SUV merging from the right is safely ahead of the truck when the girder falls.

    I love the ads for the trial lawyers framing this clip.

    JVW (8aff2c)

  4. haiku use that chip
    foreskin guy last accident
    careful he big d*ckhead

    ColonelHaiku (9cf017)

  5. I’ve driven on that bridge. It is one scary thing (especially in a New Orleans downpour).

    nk (db4a41)

  6. Damned lefty curves.

    roy (d946db)

  7. #3 – “It appears that the SUV merging from the right is safely ahead of the truck when the girder falls”

    Might be in serious need of a good dry cleaner after seeing that in his rearview mirror though. Wow.

    em (017d3c)

  8. I’m now going to show you a picture of the luckiest man in Iraq, err, the luckiest suv driver in New Orleans.

    BradnSA (24ba37)

  9. I couldn’t help but notice the fact that the sponsor of the clip semes to be a peronal injury attorney.

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    Hal Duston (3304c6)

  10. Not the biggest screwup I’ve ever seen associated with a bridge (I think the Tacoma Narrows bridge failure wins out on that notion, if not something else) but certainly a winner of an award for “honorable mention”.

    OTOH, how many of you have seen the fallen Chinese apt building from a year ago?

    It’s only stills, but it’s impressive. I have the feeling someone got executed.

    IgotBupkis, President, United Anarchist Society (79d71d)


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