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dtebbe
08-27-2007, 01:12 PM
Supposedly closed in both directions, apparently it has suddenly dropped a couple inches....

DT

Ultra Peanut
08-27-2007, 01:15 PM
what

John_Wayne
08-27-2007, 01:21 PM
Supposedly closed in both directions, apparently it has suddenly dropped a couple inches....

DT ......loose bolt?

Hydrae
08-27-2007, 01:22 PM
Haven't read the article yet....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070827/ap_on_re_us/river_bridge_closed

FAX
08-27-2007, 01:24 PM
Whitlock was going to jump.

FAX

HonestChieffan
08-27-2007, 01:25 PM
Bad BBQ Karma

TN_Chief
08-27-2007, 01:36 PM
They're doing construction on it and one of the piers "settled". So they closed the bridge to inspect it. Honestly, I hate driving over that thing...it doesn't look in that great a shape and God forbid you got in an accident and caught some air, you'd be over the side in a microsecond.

Ultra Peanut
08-27-2007, 01:38 PM
Bad BBQ KarmaOf course you deserve to die, and I hope you burn in hell!

ChiefsCountry
08-27-2007, 01:39 PM
Is that the one in front of the Pyramid?

HonestChieffan
08-27-2007, 01:42 PM
Of course you deserve to die, and I hope you burn in hell!



Ok...but will it change the BBQ Karma issue? Bridge rage?

Hailchief
08-27-2007, 01:43 PM
Whitlock was going to jump.

FAX



Actually someone was going to push Whitlock?

StcChief
08-27-2007, 01:46 PM
Whitlock caused the bridge to drop 4 inches. Keep him off the road.

TN_Chief
08-27-2007, 01:47 PM
Is that the one in front of the Pyramid?Yup.

Hailchief
08-27-2007, 01:48 PM
Whitlock caused the bridge to drop 4 inches. Keep him off the road.



Its Water weight.....

Ultra Peanut
08-27-2007, 01:49 PM
Is that the one in front of the Pyramid?Indeed.

http://i13.tinypic.com/4vp2hdt.jpg

ChiefsCountry
08-27-2007, 01:52 PM
Thats what I thought. I like downtown Memphis its nice expect for all the hobos asking for money every block.

Ultra Peanut
08-27-2007, 01:55 PM
Thats what I thought. I like downtown Memphis its nice expect for all the hobos asking for money every block.Lovable scamps, the lot of 'em.

sportsman1
08-27-2007, 06:36 PM
That sucks I love Memphis, I was just over that bridge a month ago.

banyon
08-27-2007, 07:10 PM
S*** I was on that bridge yesterday. :eek:

sportsman1
08-27-2007, 07:11 PM
Is all that construction still goin on there? I remember it was narrow as F**k.

banyon
08-27-2007, 07:14 PM
Is all that construction still goin on there? I remember it was narrow as F**k.

I didn't see any yesterday, maybe they got done a little too quickly.

sportsman1
08-27-2007, 07:15 PM
Sounds like it, my first thought was it had screwed something up.

patteeu
08-27-2007, 07:17 PM
S*** I was on that bridge yesterday. :eek:

How much do you weigh? :p

RP_McMurphy
08-27-2007, 08:05 PM
My ex lives in a suburb of Memphis. Please God put her on that bridge.

Skip Towne
08-27-2007, 08:09 PM
Is that the one in front of the Pyramid?
Memphis has a pyramid? I had no idea.

Thig Lyfe
08-27-2007, 08:16 PM
Memphis has a pyramid? I had no idea.

Memphis takes its name from a town in Egypt. Not a joke.

Manila-Chief
08-27-2007, 08:18 PM
Memphis has a pyramid? I had no idea.

Yep! Lot of things you don't know Skip....

ChiefaRoo
08-27-2007, 08:18 PM
Memphis has a pyramid? I had no idea.

That's because you're a dumbarse okie who has never been East of Siloam Springs (where you go for your yearly vacation).

When I lived in Memphis I used to travel I-40 on bus. with regularity. I've been over that bridge at least 100 times. It's a neat bridge with a lot of personality. I hope whatever is wrong with it is minor. I-40 is the most heavily traveled East/West Interstate in the US.

Ultra Peanut
08-27-2007, 08:30 PM
I lived in MemphisNOOOOOOOOOhttp://i15.tinypic.com/54j7gbl.png

ChiefaRoo
08-27-2007, 08:33 PM
Update from the Commercial Appeal. Turns out the problem is on the Arkansas side on one of the approach bridges not on the main bridge.

Officials: I-40 bridge should reopen Tuesday morning for rush hour
Inspectors found support pier sunk several inches
By Christopher Conley (Contact)
Monday, August 27, 2007

Arkansas officials this afternoon were confident that the closed Interstate 40 bridge would be open before Tuesday morning’s rush hour.

The interstate was shut down in both directions after a routine inspection this morning found a support pier on an approach bridge had slumped about three inches.

Traffic was diverted to Interstate 55 in both directions. A long line of trucks queued up on I-55 heading south into Memphis.

“This is just a precautionary measure to ensure that the approach bridge has not been compromised by the settlement in any way,” said Paul Degges, chief engineer for the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

“We want to be proactive and take all the traffic off the bridge so that our inspectors can take a very thorough look at the structure before making any further decisions.”

The problem occurred about half a mile west of the bridge at a construction area where workers are performing a seismic retrofitting. The majority of the work is being overseen by TDOT.

Road crews Monday afternoon were able to reset concrete medians to divert drivers onto a portion of the roadway already improved.

“We are going to be able to get it open sooner than we thought,” said David Nilles, spokesman for the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.

“We should be open by rush hour,” he said.

The bridge pier settling likely happened when longer pilings were sunk for the retrofit construction, Nilles said.

A bridge collapse in Minneapolis Aug. 1 sent dozens of vehicles into the Mississippi River. That bridge was undergoing repairs when it buckled during evening rush hour.

Thig Lyfe
08-27-2007, 08:33 PM
That's because your a dumbarse okie.


I'd be willing to bet Skip could find the error in that sentence.

ChiefaRoo
08-27-2007, 08:37 PM
I'd be willing to bet Skip could find the error in that sentence.

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ChiefaRoo
08-27-2007, 08:38 PM
NOOOOOOOOOhttp://i15.tinypic.com/54j7gbl.png


Great town, very friendly people. Lots of blonde chicks.

banyon
08-27-2007, 09:25 PM
How much do you weigh? :p

Ha, no I am really a skinny dude, but my metabolism is finally turning the corner I think unfortunately. Used to be I could eat sticks of butter and tacos and burn it off playing Nintendo. Now I actually have to excercise to get rid of the beer handles.