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Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
« Reply #195 on: August 29, 2011, 10:46:34 pm »
FFS, on the bead lady forum someone posted a link to a covered bridge in Vermont getting washed out and people are all "I'm crying - that's so tragic!" and I'm thinking IT'S A GODDAMN BRIDGE. It's not like anyone was on it.


To be fair, historic covered bridges are a big thing for the more traditional of New Englanders. How will they make more Greetings From New England postcards without the covered bridges?

If having a covered bridge is so important to someone... they could always...  Oh, I don't know...  BUILD ANOTHER ONE...
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Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
« Reply #196 on: August 29, 2011, 11:23:02 pm »
You can't rebuild history.
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Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
« Reply #197 on: August 29, 2011, 11:24:09 pm »
Al-Jazeera has been mocking the American media reaction to the not-hurricane all evening today.

I think Vermont may have a different perspective on it being a hurricane or not.

Yeah, their coastline was so destroyed it's not even there anymore.

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« Reply #198 on: August 29, 2011, 11:32:59 pm »
FFS, on the bead lady forum someone posted a link to a covered bridge in Vermont getting washed out and people are all "I'm crying - that's so tragic!" and I'm thinking IT'S A GODDAMN BRIDGE. It's not like anyone was on it.


To be fair, historic covered bridges are a big thing for the more traditional of New Englanders. How will they make more Greetings From New England postcards without the covered bridges?

Yeah, but structures don't last forever. I understand getting upset when people stupidly tear something down to build a new, less awesome one, but when Nature takes out some rickety old man-made structure, it's NOT A TRAGEDY unless someone dies. The Minneapolis bridge collapse was tragic. The Vermont historic covered bridge collapse is just a bummer.
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« Reply #199 on: August 29, 2011, 11:45:23 pm »
Yeah, I remember whaling in the Tethys Sea, now it's all gone and some big desert lives there. History happens.

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« Reply #200 on: August 29, 2011, 11:46:14 pm »
You can't rebuild history.


This bridge?

It was built in 1970.  I have a little trouble thinking of any structure built in my lifetime as "historic."

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« Reply #201 on: August 29, 2011, 11:48:38 pm »
You can't rebuild history.


This bridge?

It was built in 1970.  I have a little trouble thinking of any structure built in my lifetime as "historic."



OMG, what?

Now I'm really laughing at the lady who CRIED. That's just fucking stupid.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #202 on: August 29, 2011, 11:51:26 pm »
I looked it up; it was built in 1870.

Nonetheless, it was not a "tragedy".
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #203 on: August 29, 2011, 11:53:24 pm »
You can't rebuild history.


This bridge?

It was built in 1970.  I have a little trouble thinking of any structure built in my lifetime as "historic."



I, on the other hand, do not have this problem with things built in my lifetime!  :lulz:

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« Reply #204 on: August 29, 2011, 11:55:04 pm »
I looked it up; it was built in 1870.

Nonetheless, it was not a "tragedy".

Odd, my link didn't post.

http://www.coveredbridgesite.com/vt/quechee.html

This one said 1970.
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« Reply #205 on: August 29, 2011, 11:56:36 pm »
I looked it up; it was built in 1870.

Nonetheless, it was not a "tragedy".

Odd, my link didn't post.

http://www.coveredbridgesite.com/vt/quechee.html

This one said 1970.

Betcha that's a typo, as the builder is "unknown".

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« Reply #206 on: August 30, 2011, 12:00:44 am »
I looked it up; it was built in 1870.

Nonetheless, it was not a "tragedy".

Odd, my link didn't post.

http://www.coveredbridgesite.com/vt/quechee.html

This one said 1970.

Betcha that's a typo, as the builder is "unknown".

Still digging...

http://www.virtualvermont.com/coveredbridges/quechee.html

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Steel Stringer, 90', spanning Ottauquechee River on Waterman Hill Road in Quechee village.

Not an historic bridge, but worthy of mention due to its size, design and prominence as the principal entry to the village from Route 4.
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Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
« Reply #207 on: August 30, 2011, 12:02:30 am »
What a tragedy!   :lulz:

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« Reply #208 on: August 30, 2011, 12:04:07 am »
Not sure this is the bridge we're talking about, but it's the one I found being destroyed on YouTube.  Was this one it, Nigel?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bd6odFBo30
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Re: The Unlimited Northeastern US Natural Disaster Fread
« Reply #209 on: August 30, 2011, 12:05:34 am »
You can't rebuild history.


This bridge?

It was built in 1970.  I have a little trouble thinking of any structure built in my lifetime as "historic."



Oh. Fuck it then.
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