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Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
The guy that hit the bridge with his over sized load should have known his route prior to driving it and should have known that he would hit the bridge. It is clearly his fault period.
I'm not saying that he wasn't at fault in any way, but there are lots of questions you are leaving out for your assumptions. Did he receive a ticket?
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Of course the bridge that collapsed should have been retro fitted to prevent such a thing from happening. Just as the train trestle in that video was retro fitted with a beam to protect the bridge was. At the very least the I-5 bridge should have had signage indicating something.
According to the preliminary report the driver felt crowded by another semi-truck and moved to the right side of the bridge. Since the driver said that, the pilot vehicle is no longer responsible since the driver of the rig made a decision without her being involved. The report also points out that they knew the bridge had parts of the structure that if struck by a over sized load could lead to the collapse of the bridge. The State also was aware that semi trucks regularly hit bridges and pose a public safety hazard. Leading me to believe that it was a combination of driver error and the State of Washington's in ability to properly mark the roadway and maintain the bridge in a manner that isnt dangerous to users of said bridge.
Last edited by FreedomFromAll; 05-29-14 at 10:37 AM.
Well, tin can rig tops may hit the railing often and they would disintegrate like in that video posted a few posts back. This load was of solid steel construction. If he hit that train bridge with that load, with a train overhead, he would have likely destroyed that bridge and derailed the train.
In my view, the driver trusts the lead car, but in the end... It is the drivers fault and responsibility. Like pointed out, he was in the wrong lane. I will not alter from my point that this makes it solely his fault. It's not like he changed lanes to avoid a child running in the freeway...
If I don't respond to you, maybe I'm tired of nonsense. I don't need the last word like some of you do.