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    Do bridges bother you?

    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.
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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.
    No they don't. But, the bridge from Calvert to St. Mary's scared me because I saw the underneath when on a boat one day. I wonder how many other bridges are structurally unsound. We have read over the years about bridges collapsing. After, what I saw under under Thomas Johnson bridge, I never went over it again. Whatever I thought I needed in St. Mary's, I found elsewhere.
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    Not a fan of the bay bridge. In the RV any bridge that is high up and susceptible to high winds.
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    One more thing. And, this brings up a question. We always hear about our gov both fed and local, are going to put our tax dollars into infrastructure and roads. So far haven't seen much of that. Sorry, to make your thread political, but everything is political these days. I am glad and quite jealous of how much of OUR country y'all are seeing. Not everyone can do what y'all are doing. Safe travels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monello View Post
    Not a fan of the bay bridge. In the RV any bridge that is high up and susceptible to high winds.
    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.
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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.


    I walked across that in 1986


    awesome view
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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post


    I walked across that in 1986


    awesome view
    It truly is spectacular, I went across it for the first time in 73 with my dad hanging out the window of his Impala and my mom steering from the passenger seat.
    My older sister and I sitting on the top of the rear seat with the top down.
    Been there many times since.
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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 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've had more problems going under Bridges in my life, with the height of the mast on my sailboat I have broken 2 vhf radio antennas off over the years.
    Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    I just reported you. You are one scary individual.

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