90 Year Old Bridge Off Limits

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  1. mjd4277

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  3. AModelCat

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    Those beams didn't rust out in a matter of 2 or 3 years. Bet its been questionable for the last decade.
     
  4. buzzarddriver

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    Now the question is, will Maine replace the bridge? At that location, the detours around it aren't that long, so spend some of that infrastructure money and build back better. It's not like it is a "bridge to nowhere" that governments like to tout.

    Brunswick - Google Maps
     
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    Or just wait until a heavy CRE or Swift truck trys to cross it and it falls in...then the trucking company's insurance replaces it.
     
  6. Val_Caldera

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    Give a "professional paint job" (to eliminate the "scary appearance") then reopen it as "New" with the weight restriction.
    "ANY OVERWEIGHT VEHICLE caught on Bridge will be confiscated and sold to assist Bridge upkeep as Clearly Stated on Traffic Facing Signage"!!
    Another Maine Objective!
     
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  7. Flat Earth Trucker

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    That bridge is decrepit and should be condemned. A big accident and lawsuit awaits the great state of Maine.
     
  8. skallagrime

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    "They dont make em like they used to", which is technically true

    Vs

    "We dont maintain anything like we need to"
     
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    "“We understand and respect the passion of the relatively small group that wants to keep the existing 90-year old bridge, but the reality is this bridge is in poor condition and getting worse,” said Taylor."

    "But it's historic!!"

    Yeah, so are outhouses, cholera and slavery. Welcome to the 21st century, now get out of the way.
     
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