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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Do we know that the truck operator is the one who made a mistake?



    We know that he was driving the truck, and we know that the truck hit the bridge.

    What do you think?

    Kind of looks like he's guilty, but I'll let the court decide.

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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Probably not, but I do recall giving a newly elected president something near a trillion dollars, part of whiich was going to provide jobs repairing infrastructure.

    Since this bridge is now in pieces in a river, I would guess that this bridge is now shovel ready.



    Might be a good place to start the nation-wide infrastructure repair/renewal project, eh?

    I'm down with that idea.




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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    Yeah, that would be cool to see. I'd love to see a high quality video of how he got to the other side without going in the drink.



    This is the only thing that I could find:

    It's not great video, but you'll see the truck pass and the section of bridge collapse. Shows it several times without the AP logo.

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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

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    I'm glad that everyone got out okay. I understand that a truck carrying steel could cause a bridge collapse, but this accident points to the issue of aging infrastructure. Our Federal and State governments are so focused on war or cutting back public services that we are now seeing the results.

    Are we prepared to have more bridges collapse in the coming decade in exchange for bloated Federal projects, corporate handouts, and endless wars?
    Um, no.

    Because we lavish absurd amounts of the funds which the Government confiscates from the Productive Strata upon the parasitic classes, their is less available for public infrastructure. No, I assure you more money for Head Start, Food Stamps, Obama care or other boondoggles will not repair any highways nor bridges.
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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    We know that he was driving the truck, and we know that the truck hit the bridge.
    But we do not know if it was his fault. We know that final responsibility falls to the company, not necessarily the driver.

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    What do you think?
    I think there's no good reason to assume the truck operator did anything wrong yet. My money is on the pilot car dropping the ball.

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Kind of looks like he's guilty, but I'll let the court decide.
    ...implying you have the power to stop a court should you so desire....

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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Latest news on this mini-disaster: Temporary bridges planned for fallen I-5 in Wash.

    Looks like they'll have a temporary span in place fairly soon.




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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    But we do not know if it was his fault. We know that final responsibility falls to the company, not necessarily the driver.


    I think there's no good reason to assume the truck operator did anything wrong yet. My money is on the pilot car dropping the ball.


    ...implying you have the power to stop a court should you so desire....



    My power in that area is extremely limited.

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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    How can an operator find the clearance of every bridge along a rout before actually encountering that bridge? Is there any kind of national bridge registery that could be plugged into, say, google maps?
    A Rand McNally Motor Carriers Road Atlas list every low bridge in the country.

    The internet is another source,

    Low Clearances

    Not to mention that those bridges have a big yeller sign, with the height clearly marked.

    If there was a high-pole vehicle running ahead of the truck, then there's no excuse for hitting the bridge.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Here's the load. The tips of the smoke stacks are probably 12'-12' 6" tall, so that would make the load 16-17 feet tall. He would have definitely had a high-pole on the escort vehicle.



    His permit routed him across the bridge, unless he was off route. Providing he was on his assigned route, the state shouldn't have routed him that way, but the state will NEVER take responsibility for that.

    I'm not saying it's right, but the driver and the trucking outfit are taking the fall for this.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Um, no.

    Because we lavish absurd amounts of the funds which the Government confiscates from the Productive Strata upon the parasitic classes, their is less available for public infrastructure. No, I assure you more money for Head Start, Food Stamps, Obama care or other boondoggles will not repair any highways nor bridges.

    Not to mention the money that has be wasted on Solydra and other green energy projects that went belly up and the wind energy subsidies.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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