It’s wearying pointing out every obvious thing on a daily basis, but people, thank God, still try. Consider these Girl Scouts in Georgia, who are campaigning on a simple message—maybe we shouldn’t name our bridges for notorious racists.
Here’s a hot tip for you motor-car piloters out there: that big window right above the steering-direction torus is a fantastic way to see what kinds of things you’re about to drive into! I just wish I had a chance to give this hot tip to this Audi driver on the Casco Bay Bridge in Portland, Maine, before this happened:
An officer in the United Kingdom showed the world just what a cop without a gun can do after he save a driver’s life by holding an entire truck back from a precipice.
The crashes at the 11-foot-8-inch bridge were funny at first. Then, when the city of Durham, North Carolina, added several warning lights and signs, the crashes became sad. Now they’re so sad, they’ve looped right back around into being hilarious again.
Some time in late January 2014, in the middle of a blizzard, I was driving over the old Kosciuszko Bridge in my Saturn Ion when someone clipped me from behind, my car turned sideways, and I ran head first into a wall. No one was hurt, but my car was totaled. I blame the snow, not the bridge, but, still, fuck that…
I always get nervous driving over drawbridges. One family vacationing at the Jersey shore had to think fast and jump their Toyota over a drawbridge because it started to raise while they were on it.
If you’re looking for a cheap thrill, then this new pedestrian suspension bridge in Switzerland might be a fun time. I’m serious. Hanging nearly 28 stories above ground and spanning about one-third of a mile, it’s said to be the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, according to USA Today. If you’re feeling…
The famed 11foot8 bridge claimed yet another victim this past week, a rental truck failing to heed its many warnings. When will people learn? (Never.)
How many times have you driven across a bridge and thought, “What are the chances that this just collapsed under me?” And then you gave yourself a shake and then thought, “Nah! It’s probably structurally sound!” Well, maybe. Maaaaybe.
Shh! Do you hear that? Feel it? Whispers in the night, a chill in the air. Must be the spirits that haunt Ghost Bridge in Arapahoe County, Colorado.
Let us just momentarily revel in the New Yorkishness of this sweet video clip, wherein a couple of construction workers watch the Blue Angels do a flyby over the George Washington Bridge, linking New York and New Jersey over the Hudson. “Look at that shit, huh?” one guy eloquently admires.
There’s a crap ton of steel in broken down bridges and some of that steel gets repurposed into things like turntables. It’s already fun to imagine a structure that connects land getting re-used for an instrument for sound, but it’s even cooler to see the whole melty metal process of it all.
Among New York City’s many famous landmarks, the Brooklyn Bridge remains a tourist favorite for its beauty and walkability. Also it’s super dangerous because you could get nailed by a speeding bicyclist at any given moment. Fun!
This weekend finally saw a moment of harmony between Mustang and Camaro drivers, when two ‘Stangs and a ‘Maro shut down traffic on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge to do donuts. They were almost immediately snitched on and arrested.
When LA closes a major freeway for construction, the city usually comes up with scary names for it to keep people off the roads. Carmageddon. Jamzilla. This weekend, the city is taking a different approach. The “101 Slow Jam” not only has a cute name, it has a video starring LA Mayor Eric Garcetti doing his best-worst…
Next time, take the car with you, dude.
The craziest part isn’t that 23-year-old Mary Lambright drove her 30-ton truck onto this tiny bridge in Paoli, Indiana built in 1880. It’s that she knew that the bridge’s weight limit was six tons. She just didn’t know how many pounds that was.
On this day in 1990, the I-90 Floating Bridge in Seattle collapsed. It sank so slowly that local news teams were able to easily record its comically slow demise.
Cities can learn a lot from Copenhagen’s multimodal ways. But how about this inspiring piece of infrastructure from the Danish city: Instead of simply adding a frilly statue to mark its harbor’s entrance, this bridge incorporates housing and provides a stunning vista for tourists and residents alike.