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New Forth Road Bridge Closed, old one reopens

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29 minutes ago, welshbairn said:

The rail bridge will probably outlast the other two. It was massively over engineered after some fool let Dundonians try to build one across the Tay.

Fun fact: The Forth Bridge was supposed to be the same design as the Tay Bridge, although  events in 1879 made them reconsider that plan somewhat.

 

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3 minutes ago, Hedgecutter said:

Fun fact: The Forth Bridge was supposed to be the same design as the Tay Bridge, although  events in 1879 made them reconsider that plan somewhat.

 

After the Tay Bridge was re-designed as an open air tunnel?

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1 hour ago, welshbairn said:

That is an outrageous lie, he was an English cheapskate. 

He was Welsh.

 

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11 minutes ago, Granny Danger said:

He was Welsh.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Bouch

Born by Carlisle and raised / worked across northern England before moving to Scotland where he eventually died. 

Other than that, aye, Welsh.

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1 hour ago, welshbairn said:

I'm not an engineer but I'd imagine that's because it's not a suspension bridge so doesn't need big anchors either end.

Other than keeping the end bits from shooting off up into the air.

 

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3 minutes ago, Chicken Wing said:
1 hour ago, Granny Danger said:
He was Welsh.
 

I'm with old man Danger here, afterall he probably witnessed the original bridge building.

FTFY

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16 minutes ago, Chicken Wing said:
1 hour ago, Granny Danger said:
He was Welsh.
 

I'm with old man Danger here, afterall he probably skived off tightening the bolts.

FTFY.

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The wife's uncle worked on the Tay road bridge. He was permanently pissed and fell off it three times before they sacked him.

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36 minutes ago, NewBornBairn said:

The wife's uncle worked on the Tay road bridge. He was permanently pissed and fell off it three times before they sacked him.

 

Was he Welsh?

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The wife's uncle worked on the Tay road bridge. He was permanently pissed and fell off it three times before they sacked him.
Ah the old Threh strikes and yehr oot.

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Had a run over the old bridge this morning. Remembered how bad my vertigo is so decided it was a shite idea but kept going. Felt rebellious running across the empty dual carriageway at the end to run back over the footpath on the other side. Counted 2 taxis and 3 buses with a combined total of 6 passengers, plus a few maintenance vans. Feels a slightly underused resource.

 

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9 hours ago, Shandon Par said:

Had a run over the old bridge this morning. Remembered how bad my vertigo is so decided it was a shite idea but kept going. Felt rebellious running across the empty dual carriageway at the end to run back over the footpath on the other side. Counted 2 taxis and 3 buses with a combined total of 6 passengers, plus a few maintenance vans. Feels a slightly underused resource.

 

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Vertigo is a problem with your inner ear, i think the word you meant is acrophobia.

Sorry for being pedantic.

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5 hours ago, Stellaboz said:

I tried walking across it when I was 14, utterly shiting it walking past the towers, couldn't look up.

I got blown over whilst walking across it as a toddler.  Still got the scar on my chin to remind me about the day I was picked up like an empty crisp packet and almost dropped over the edge into the black Forth below.

So the tale goes anyway.

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On 9/9/2018 at 08:32, Shandon Par said:

Had a run over the old bridge this morning. Remembered how bad my vertigo is so decided it was a shite idea but kept going. Felt rebellious running across the empty dual carriageway at the end to run back over the footpath on the other side. Counted 2 taxis and 3 buses with a combined total of 6 passengers, plus a few maintenance vans. Feels a slightly underused resource.

 

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I think a lot of the buses, outwith peak hours, boost over the Queensferry Crossing as it's quicker especially with the 70 mph limit.

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32 minutes ago, NewBornBairn said:

What's the betting they demolish that bridge in the next 5 years citing "lack of use"?

I wish they would, it's clearly passed its sell by date. We shouldn't follow the Genoan example of spending billions on shoddy repairs.

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