Looks like they just blew off the connector plates. It is an arch. Romans
didn’t need no stinkin’ connector plates.
A few minutes with a cutting torch on the bottom middle ought to do the job....
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From: "That One Guy /sarcasm" <thatoneguyst...@gmail.com>
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Sent: 10/12/2016 1:46:52 AM
Subject: Re: [AFMUG] OT - bridge implosion
the demo guys previously had probably only blown up cheap chinese steel. this
was old US steel
On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 11:13 PM, Josh Reynolds <j...@kyneticwifi.com> wrote:
On Oct 11, 2016 11:02 PM, "Robert" <i...@avantwireless.com> wrote:
This was probably all shaped cutting charges... The problem with that is
the internals of the steel. They usually pre-cut some of the members to
determine the composition of the charges and if they cut the wrong member they
get the wrong results...
On 10/11/16 8:50 PM, Josh Reynolds wrote:
Pretty sure they didn't think the steel was going to be that resilient.
Its a far away shot, but it doesn't look like there's anything but
On Oct 11, 2016 10:47 PM, "Eric Kuhnke" <eric.kuh...@gmail.com
I have just enough nautical knowledge to seem stupid on the
Internet... My theory is that they were planning to neatly cut it
into medium sized chunks that could be reasonably lifted out of the
river with a medium sized crane on a flat barge and carried away.
Severing the whole thing and dropping it into the river in one piece
would require a significantly larger/more expensive crane and
Not enough explosives at the severing points, or an underestimate of
the strength/grade of the steel?
On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 8:40 PM, Ken Hohhof <af...@kwisp.com
OK, mechanical stuff is not my strong point. But for anyone who
watched the video of the failed bridge implosion in Little Rock,
Arkansas, what were they thinking? It seems they rigged
explosives on the arch and the bridge deck, both of which are in
compression. It seems to me they needed to sever the cables,
which are in tension. That at least would have caused the deck
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