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Old 03-28-2010, 10:19 PM   #71
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On second thought.. lets allow some of those large trucks going into Vegas go over it for awhile. A few dozen inspections later, then we caravan!
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:24 PM   #72
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On second thought.. lets allow some of those large trucks going into Vegas go over it for awhile. A few dozen inspections later, then we caravan!
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I think a Lil classic airstream would be perfect for the first crossing..
Yes, that would be fun, except we will have our '83 27' Excella coming from the Balloon Fiesta to a High School Reunion in Las Vegas.
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Yes, that would be fun, except we will have our '83 27' Excella coming from the Balloon Fiesta to a High School Reunion in Las Vegas.
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I have no idea.

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Then how do you know you can't make it? Just askin'
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Then how do you know you can't make it? Just askin'
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I don't know when the bridge is going to open. I just know that if it's open on October 12th, we'll use it. If not, we'll get to Vegas another way.
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I don't know when the bridge is going to open. I just know that if it's open on October 12th, we'll use it. If not, we'll get to Vegas another way.
Jim- They keep telling us late 2010. They have said that once it's completed it will not be open to traffic until all cement has 'cured'. This should be approx another month or so.

If you are up that way even before bypass is open they will let you cross the dam with your AS. If I remember right from previous post they even watered Vinnies dog.
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Good memory...

I was pretty nervous that they were going to tear up the airstream during an inspection. I opened it up.. they walked in and then walked out and saw the dog in the kennel and gave her the rest of his ice cold water.. nice folks..

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Wow, a bridge that looks like a bridge. On so many of our highways anymore you can cross a bridge and not even be aware you have done so. Bridges are such an important part of culture and its success. Do we sometimes get in too much of a hurry and forget to see our world. Thanks for the report on this project and the pictures. We often take the old roads just to see the bridges.
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That's a good point, Don. So many of the new bridges are not only ugly, but then they install high Jersey walls so you won't be tempted to enjoy the view.

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If it is finished and open, we will be crossing it on October 12th.

They gonna make it?
Looks to be a rather scary crossing if one looks down.
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Heard on Las Vegas news it should be open by November? Who knows for sure.
Am thinking will give it a couple of months of trucks and cars going over it before trying it? See if anything shakes loose.
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Here we are the other day crossing the Tacoma Narrows bridge across Puget Sound outside of Tacoma, Washington. The bridge on the left is brand new, the one we're on is the second try; the first bridge blew down.Tacoma Narrows Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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