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Wobbly Bridge in Russia

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posted on May, 22 2010 @ 11:37 AM
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Wobbly Bridge in Russia


news.bbc.co.uk

A 7km (four miles) long bridge over the Volga river in Volgograd, Russia, has been shut after the structure started to wobble.

Strong currents in the river caused by the flow of water from melting snow upstream apparently loosened one of the bridge's vertical supports.

Officials are deciding whether to reopen the bridge.
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
englishrussia.com




posted on May, 22 2010 @ 11:37 AM
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Havent seen something like this since the Tacoma Bridge collapse. Looks like the wind is creating the same harmonic resonance that took down the Tacoma Bridge. Its kinda creepy seeing concrete and steel twist and bend like that!

What do you folks think? Will it go down like the Tacoma, or will they fix it?

More footage on the link to Englishrussia!

news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 11:42 AM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.



Seeing that video, it's just like seeing Galloping Gertie. I suspect that this bridge is doomed, unless they somehow manage to secure it. My guess is that it won't be easy to save it, if it's possible at all.



As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 11:46 AM
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I seriously doubt they'll make any attempt to fix it. Infrastructure all over the US is crumbling, and I would guess that it's even worse in Russia. TPTB are getting their affairs squared away for whatever is coming in 2012, so they don't care whether the little people (The other 99% of us...) are inconvenienced.



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 11:49 AM
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Here's Galloping Gertie:



Here's the Russian bridge:




posted on May, 22 2010 @ 11:50 AM
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Originally posted by GenRadek

Wobbly Bridge in Russia


news.bbc.co.uk


Officials are deciding whether to reopen the bridge.
(visit the link for the full news article)



Who in their right mind would ever go on that bridge again without a major renovation of it???????



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 12:09 PM
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Unless they could think of a new daredevil drag race across that bridge, I dont think they'd want to open that thing until its secured.

I love watching that old footage of Galloping Gerdie though! Heh, that was such a tourist attraction. Maybe Russia can follow suit and turn this into a tourist attraction.

It still amazes me how concrete and steel and act like Jello with nothing more than wind blowing across it.



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 12:53 PM
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and the levy breaks....



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 12:56 PM
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ya i can tell u right now that, that vid of russian bridge is fake.... i mean just look at it. not real at all.



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 01:21 PM
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Oh wow! Scary to watch!

With that said, Ive been over that bridge but it was way back in 2003! Its a very beautiful old city!

[edit on May 22nd 2010 by greeneyedleo]



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 09:18 PM
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Was the bridge ever reinforced using recycled WTC steel?

(Joking...)



posted on May, 22 2010 @ 09:39 PM
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Here's the Russian bridge:



That is so crazy it's able to bend that far...

Yikes.

Trippy



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 09:29 AM
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Oh tezz!


How ya been?



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