That sounds like a fun job...

On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 9:27 AM, Chuck McCown <ch...@wbmfg.com> wrote:

> 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: "af@afmug.com" <af@afmug.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:
>
>> Interesting.
>>
>> 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
>>>> superficial damage.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Oct 11, 2016 10:47 PM, "Eric Kuhnke" <eric.kuh...@gmail.com
>>>> <mailto:eric.kuh...@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>      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
>>>>     corresponding barge.
>>>>
>>>>     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
>>>>     <mailto:af...@kwisp.com>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>         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
>>>>         to collapse.____
>>>>
>>>>         __ __
>>>>
>>>>         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aalDpReUaCs
>>>>         <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aalDpReUaCs>____
>>>>
>>>>         __ __
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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