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Jan 27, 2012

NASA & the Bridge: A Tale of Sheer Stupidity

You would think that if they can fly shit into space, land it on a different planet and drive it around, that they could measure the height of the boat and drive it under the bridge.

I like this quote.

And it's too early to speculate on exactly what caused the wreck

How about the damn thing was to tall??????

More .GOV incompetence.

I wonder how much they will suck from my wallet for this oops.

via yahoo

Two spans of the Eggner Ferry Bridge at US 68 and Kentucky 80 were destroyed Thursday night by the Delta Mariner, which was too tall to pass beneath the structure. No injuries were reported on the bridge or in the boat, which was carrying rocket components from Decatur, Ala., to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The ship was traveling up the Tennessee River on its typical route to Florida's Atlantic coast when it hit the aging steel bridge, which was built in the 1930s and handles about 2,800 vehicles a day.

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the collision. And it's too early to speculate on exactly what caused the wreck until that probe is done, said Sam Sacco, a spokesman for ship owner and operator Foss Marine.

1 comment:

  1. Rode my motorcycle over that bridge a few months ago. Hard to imagine why they weren't in the right channel.