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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 12:57 PM
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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.


www.telegraph.co.uk...

Dodgy or what-the things folks will do these days for scrap metal!!
In the UK they only pinch wire from places,but a whole bridge?
That is hardcore.

Apologies for original thread mess up.


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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 12:58 PM
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No, I don't like it.
Keep your invisible bridge.

Ok there it is...
Yeah that is crazy. The lengths thieves will go to.
Not sure if there is a black market for bridges though.
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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 01:16 PM
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When our house burned, we actually had people tunneling under the house to steal the copper pipes. Really? You would risk your life for copper pipes?

But a whole bridge.....yeah, that's insane.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 01:18 PM
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When i read this title, it reminded me of a man called George C. Parker



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.


George C. Parker

Anyway back on topic: These thieves we're dedicated! that's one hell of a bold theft lol.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 01:31 PM
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Fortune favors the bold...

Ive always said if you want to get away with anything, act like you belong there.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 01:46 PM
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Wow!
That took some very serious you know what's!
I can't believe nobody asked for a name, company, paperwork?

Again, WOW.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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This is a HUGE issue in the plumbing industry. A 10' stick of 2" copper is about $150. Recycled it's half that. I see it almost weekly people have it riped out from under there house. Then there is this.
High voltage copper theft electrocution


People risking there life to steal this stuff.

Not sure why I can't get youtube to embed. Must be missing something. Sorry all.
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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 03:48 PM
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This would all come to a screeching halt if we ending speculation on commodities. It's artificially driving up prices of metals, coppers, etc.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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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



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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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


I would agree, scrappers are crazy... Have heard of a bunch of people getting zapped trying to steal high power lines. Thats insane! You wouldn't catch me anywhere near a line with that much power. Out here they now require a drivers license and a 3 week wait period before the scrapper can get the cash. Sort of like a pawn shop just to confirm the material being scrapped is in fact theres.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 05:14 PM
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Not the first time a bridge has been stolen by metal thieves. Won't be the last either.

Early 2011, in North Beaver, PA, USA, a 50 foot long steel bridge was cut up, and carted off by metal thieves, working throughout the night. Linky

In 2004, Russia, a 200 tonne steel bridge was stolen by metal thieves. Linky
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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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Well they haven't gone that crazy yet here, anyway, they like airconditioner parts, manhole covers, I've heard of also catalytic converters and some wiring from street lights a reason it.

This is why I say the media are lying through their teeth about the economy. The sheeple are blindly going to fall off the side of cliff. The only reason that concerns me is that they're dragging the rest of us sane people down with them.


All is not as it seems.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 08:35 PM
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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.


No it wouldn't stop it. Though commodities do artificially fluctuate prices it is not really the cause of rising metal prices. The real cause for constantly escalating prices of metals in the last decade is actually due to fact that China has been and is actively engaged in buying up every bit of scrap metal they can get their hands on to further their ability to make cheap junky products for the global market. It's the reason that cost of steel has escalated so much at least, because china has a corner on most of the scrap steel and most of the supply that is left for others to use is newly mined and refined steel.

And I am not blaming china, but the cause is more supply and demand economics rather then commodities at least in this case, now corn , pork bellies and other commodities and subsides you have a point.
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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 10:41 PM
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Just think, if a team of metal thieves can cut up, tranfer a bridge to a truck of some kind, and drive it off, all in a single night, without being detected... How much money would they make honestly in the demolitions industry..




posted on May, 1 2012 @ 08:24 AM
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Good point-I thought the same...They certainly are efficient!They could make a living out of it-OK they would have to pay tax,but that's better than going to prison if they get busted I would have thought.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 08:49 AM
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Bet they'd froth at the mouth to get to Ironbridge.
All the locals and tourists would push them into the river Severn never to be seen again though.



posted on May, 21 2012 @ 06:20 AM
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Originally posted by Suspiria
Bet they'd froth at the mouth to get to Ironbridge.
All the locals and tourists would push them into the river Severn never to be seen again though.


iron bridge is cool , glad it was saved




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