- Sep 17, 2002
I went across that bridge today going towards Atco and I swear I thought we were going through. Has an anyone else felt the same?
W. Branch river bridge is apparently OK, but the nearby E. Branch river bridge was recently downgraded from 15 ton max weight to 5 ton max. I think they just covered the "1" on the signs with white paint and slapped a "NEW" sign below. But yes, if you hit either of those bridges at 45 MPH you will probably regret it.Not that one, but the one on Stage Rd over the W Branch Bass River sure feels like its ready to let go.
Same thing happened in Winslow in the '90's. A crane made it across but the person in the chase truck went for a ride.Speaking of old bridges, and fortunately not in our area, take a look at this story from last week in Iowa. Weight Limit 3 Ton bridge, say hello to 15+ Ton Truck. Yes I think it could happen here. The driver probably figured if he floored it he would make it across. Almost did, too.
I miss Iowa. I lived there also from 1980 'till 1983, when I returned to here. I lived outside of Davenport and really enjoyed pheasant hunting, fishing, and the friendliness of the people. In Decorah, the area of the bridge accident, is a heirloom seed repository and exchange, a non profit dedicated to saving heirloom farming/ garden varieties. Coincidentally, a friend of mine from those days, is visiting us and staying overnight tonight.I like Iowa. I was there in the mid-80's going to a school. Went out in some of that country where all you could hear was an occasional cow lowing, maybe a chicken or two, and perhaps the creaking of a someone opening a screen door at a farmhouse.
They are currently planning a shutdown for repairs:Not that one, but the one on Stage Rd over the W Branch Bass River sure feels like its ready to let go.
Yes. Signs went up about a week ago at the East Branch Bass River Bridge: closed May 15. Doesn't say when the bridge will re-open, but I was told they are replacing the bridge and it will take a week.They are currently planning a shutdown for repairs: