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Old 02-03-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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I am talking about T-E-X-A-S!
Then why did you say "no river?" Nice save though.

When I had some out of state visitors last summer, they were understandably perplexed why we would build such a pretentious bridge over what looks like a glorified drainage canal.

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Old 02-03-2011, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Then why did you say "no river?" Nice save though.

When I had some out of state visitors last summer, they were understandably perplexed why we will build such a pretentious bridge over what looks like a glorified drainage canal at best.
I am talking about Texas. Why would I talk about another state?

They are going to build lakes under the bridge. Do you live in Dallas? Our water comes from this "glorified creek".
 
Old 02-03-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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What do you think navigable mean?

Navigable-deep and wide enough to provide passage to ships.
Definition of NAVIGABLE

1
a : deep enough and wide enough to afford passage to ships <navigable waterways>

b
: capable of being navigated


2
: capable of being steered

see 1b. Many of the rivers in Texas can be "navigated" through on different types of boats such as air boats, kayaks, jon boats, etc.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Definition of NAVIGABLE

1
a : deep enough and wide enough to afford passage to ships <navigable waterways>

b
: capable of being navigated


2
: capable of being steered

see 1b. Many of the rivers in Texas can be "navigated" through on different types of boats such as air boats, kayaks, jon boats, etc.
I am not talking about small boats! I am talking about large ships.

The Trinity River isn't navigable! For a river to be navigable you cannot have rocks, trees, and many other things blocking the water way.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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lol
 
Old 02-03-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Originally Posted by DaveG99 View Post
Definition of NAVIGABLE

1
a : deep enough and wide enough to afford passage to ships <navigable waterways>

b
: capable of being navigated


2
: capable of being steered

see 1b. Many of the rivers in Texas can be "navigated" through on different types of boats such as air boats, kayaks, jon boats, etc.
Oh come on, you know what he meant by navigable. My pool is navigable as well.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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The Pedant Patrol is out in full swing, it seems.

That or those woefully ill-equipped for basic reading comprehension.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I'm wondering if any of you have ever seen a detailed map of the Trinity River? It has way too many curly cues, zig zaps, & dumps into several large lakes to be navigable by anything. Not to mention its not deep or wide enough.

They tried to make it to where large ships could go from Dallas to the Gulf & it FAILED...miserably This is evident in the one large bridge that crosses Highway 31 in Trinidad, Texas between Athens & Corsicana. I've crossed it many times.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 12:19 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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I'm wondering if any of you have ever seen a detailed map of the Trinity River? It has way too many curly cues, zig zaps, & dumps into several large lakes to be navigable by anything. Not to mention its not deep or wide enough.

They tried to make it to where large ships could go from Dallas to the Gulf & it FAILAD...miserably This is evident in the one large bridge that crosses Highway 31 in Trinity, Texas between Athens & Corsicana.
Or it just cost WAY too much money, so they decided to not go through with the project. And it was much cheaper to have ships arrive in Houston and truck whatever goods needed to be sent to DFW.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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I'm wondering if any of you have ever seen a detailed map of the Trinity River? It has way too many curly cues, zig zaps, & dumps into several large lakes to be navigable by anything. Not to mention its not deep or wide enough.

They tried to make it to where large ships could go from Dallas to the Gulf & it FAILAD...miserably This is evident in the one large bridge that crosses Highway 31 in Trinidad, Texas between Athens & Corsicana.
They voted against it.
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