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    Quote Originally Posted by black dog View Post
    Bust out west and drive your bus back and forth over the Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge in Colorado, you will be cured or dead from a heart attach.
    When you look down you can see through the planks..
    I recommend doing it on a scooter. It's much better than driving a scooter on the grates on the Bay Bridge.
    Been there, done that, back in the 70's when I lived in Colorado Springs. The bridge deck was wooden planks. At the time, it was the highest bridge in the world. I think that record was surpassed a few years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awpitt View Post
    Been there, done that, back in the 70's when I lived in Colorado Springs. The bridge deck was wooden planks. At the time, it was the highest bridge in the world. I think that record was surpassed a few years ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post

    I walked across that in 1986
    awesome view
    LOVED that bridge - did the same thing about the same time. Walking across, with a wood-plank surface so the passing single lane of cars bounced you up and down... and what a STEEP gorge! Here's a pic we took at the time:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenhawk View Post
    so the passing single lane of cars bounced you up and down...

    Yes! I remember that. The rumbling noise too from the cars riding over the planks.
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    Okay, this one might bother me.

    "Never let the old man in." - Clint Eastwood quoting an old friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenhawk View Post
    LOVED that bridge - did the same thing about the same time. Walking across, with a wood-plank surface so the passing single lane of cars bounced you up and down... and what a STEEP gorge! Here's a pic we took at the time:
    Oh my gosh, how cool!

    I guess my risk assessment takes into consideration how much suffering I'd have if this thing went awry and killed me. Something lingering, or that might maim you but not actually kill you, I'm terrified. But if this bridge snapped or you pitched over the side, you'd have about 3 seconds, then lights out. I used to be nervous on tunnels that go under rivers; then I realized that if a weak spot gave way, I'd never even know what hit me. That was strangely comforting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsyOps View Post
    Okay, this one might bother me.
    That wouldn't be scary so much as disorienting. I imagine it would make you dizzy to cross, which is why people crawl. But it would be amazing to get to the middle, then stand there and take it all in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    I know a lot of people who are scared of going over bridges, especially over water. I like them - I love the view and it feels like freedom to me. Our travels have taken us over some of the most amazing bridges, so pretty and scenic. I especially love the way up high long ones.
    I'm afraid of heights. Add to that the possibility; however remote; of plummeting into the water below, and I can't get across the bridge fast enough. I'm just glad I don't have to travel the TJ bridge at quitting time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post


    I walked across that in 1986


    awesome view
    And no fishing according to the signs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Oh my gosh, how cool!

    I guess my risk assessment takes into consideration how much suffering I'd have if this thing went awry and killed me. Something lingering, or that might maim you but not actually kill you, I'm terrified. But if this bridge snapped or you pitched over the side, you'd have about 3 seconds, then lights out. I used to be nervous on tunnels that go under rivers; then I realized that if a weak spot gave way, I'd never even know what hit me. That was strangely comforting.

    I still have very much the opposite feeling and feel similarly with tunnels with this proviso --

    If I were in one of those really deep tunnels under a mountain - and it collapsed -

    They would never even find my body. It would be permanently buried deep in a mountain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    I know a lot of people who are scared of going over bridges, especially over water. I like them - I love the view and it feels like freedom to me. Our travels have taken us over some of the most amazing bridges, so pretty and scenic. I especially love the way up high long ones.
    Only the Old Saint Anthony Falls Bridge.

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