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Old 09-14-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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New Concerns Raised About Closed Bridge - Louisville News Story - WLKY Louisville (http://www.wlky.com/news/29186034/detail.html - broken link)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- There are new concerns about the Sherman Minton Bridge and just how serious the damage is.


An emergency order closed the bridge on Friday after a crack was discovered in a critical support beam.


There are worries that the main crack and other cracks discovered in the steel continue to pose a threat.


When asked if the bridge could collapse, an Indiana transportation official told WLKY News, "We don't know yet."
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, KY
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It sounds like this story like most stories published by the media is based on sensationalism! It really doesn't say anything any different than what has been said since last Friday nor is the information in the different. They're just trying to get viewers.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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It sounds like this story like most stories published by the media is based on sensationalism! It really doesn't say anything any different than what has been said since last Friday nor is the information in the different. They're just trying to get viewers.

I don't recall them saying last Friday most of what is said here. Do you think they closed the bridge just so local media could get additional viewers?
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Crescent Hill
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WAVE-3 last night was reporting that the Feds say repairs could take as long as 2 years.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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WAVE-3 last night was reporting that the Feds say repairs could take as long as 2 years.
It may take longer if they decide it isn't salvageable. If that happens they aren't going to be able to turn it around quickly like was done in Minnesota when that bridge fell. This one is more than twice as long, and much higher. Some serious steel has to span our river. And then, of course, we are talking about Indiana and Kentucky governments taking the lead on it. I would hate it if they have to replace it, because I've always thought of it as a rather attractive bridge (until they neglected it and it rusted so badly).
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Maybe we should import some engineers and construction crews from China. If they can build a new bridge 26 miles long in four years - you think they could repair one that is a few hundred yards long in less than two years?

"China has unveiled the world’s longest sea bridge, which stretches a massive 26.4 miles – five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais and longer than a marathon.

The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge, completed earlier this week, links the main urban area of Qingdao city, East China’s Shandong province, with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas.

The road bridge, which took four years to build, will be open for use in the New Year and is almost three miles longer than the previous record-holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana."
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, KY
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Do you think they closed the bridge just so local media could get additional viewers?
Not at all, but I do think a local media would definitely take advantage of the incident to try to get additional viewers!
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:43 PM
 
Location: downtown phoenix
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Maybe we should import some engineers and construction crews from China. If they can build a new bridge 26 miles long in four years - you think they could repair one that is a few hundred yards long in less than two years?

"China has unveiled the world’s longest sea bridge, which stretches a massive 26.4 miles – five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais and longer than a marathon.

The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge, completed earlier this week, links the main urban area of Qingdao city, East China’s Shandong province, with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas.

The road bridge, which took four years to build, will be open for use in the New Year and is almost three miles longer than the previous record-holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana."
we will see how long any chinese bridge lasts. the chinese gov. isn't exactly known for thier quality controls.
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:58 PM
 
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Not at all, but I do think a local media would definitely take advantage of the incident to try to get additional viewers!

Well, since everyone is conerned about this bridge and the traffic, I hardly think they need to sensationalize anything to get everyone's attention.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:54 PM
 
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On some news channel (I forgot which), they mentioned how they knew about the crack longer than what is being reported now. They need to quit dilly-dallying around and fix the bridge, build a new one and keep the water transport available too. Just my opinion
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