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Ship collides into bridge

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by joseephuss, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Sam I Am posted this in the Wacky Web Images thread, but I thought it deserved it's own thread.

    Did none of the geniuses at NASA think to compare the height of the ship to the clearance of the bridge? :D It is weird that something like this can happen.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ing-space-launch-equipment.html#ixzz1kh2YDkP0

    Incredible images emerged of a hulking freighter wearing mangled pieces of a steel bridge on its bow after a collision in southwestern Kentucky Thursday night.

    In the pictures, the 312-foot Delta Mariner idles, still partially in the bridge's path, and clearly looks much too large to fit beneath the aging Eggner Ferry Bridge, which crosses the Kentucky Lake Reservoir.

    The cargo vessel was carrying space rocket parts for the United Launch Alliance, intended for a vehicle that was scheduled to be shot into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
  2. jgboys1

    jgboys1 Well-Known Member

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    Where are these ship captains coming from?

    Mr Magoo's school of boating.
  3. notherbob

    notherbob Active Member

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    If you look at the picture, it appears as if the middle span of the bridge is higher than the side span this captain steered through. Looks to me that he would have made it if he had gone through the middle span.

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