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Czech metal thieves dismantle 10-ton bridge
Metal thieves in the Czech Republic dismantled an entire 10-ton bridge and more than 650ft of track.
A Railways spokesman, Pavel Halla, said the cost of the theft was worth millions.
"The thieves said they had been hired to demolish the bridge, and remove the unwanted railway track to make way for a new cycle route," he said.
"It was only after they had gone that checks were made and we realised we'd been had.
The cost of replacing the bridge will run into millions." Scrap metal theft has can cost millions to the victims.
He made his living selling New York's public landmarks to unwary tourists. His favorite object for sale was the Brooklyn Bridge, which he sold twice a week for years. He convinced his marks that they could make a fortune by controlling access to the roadway. More than once police had to roust naive buyers from the bridge as they tried to erect toll barriers.
Originally posted by Danbones
scrappers are crazy
I worked in that business for a few years doing Demolition and scrap metal recycling
the electrocutions are somewhat common...
re the bridge scrappers not being investigated till after
its called bribery
Originally posted by kosmicjack
This would all come to a screeching halt if we ending speculation on commodities. It's artificially driving up prices of metals, coppers, etc.