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#1 Mariano Costa

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 08:33 AM

No further comments - but it definately looks like a big step into the future...

 


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#2 William Demeritt

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 12:06 PM

The Steadicam equivalent of this: 

 


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#3 Walter F. Rodriguez

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 03:20 PM

The Steadicam equivalent of this: 
 


I couldn't stop watching.

Can't believe the city doesn't put up a bar to hit first before the bridge.
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#4 James Baldanza SOC

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 04:41 PM

I couldn't stop watching.

Can't believe the city doesn't put up a bar to hit first before the bridge.

 

 

Yeah this is Two Men and a Truck, Yeah we only have half your furniture.... The bottom half.


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#5 Mariano Costa

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 04:44 AM

The guys in charge must be in some contracts with AC manufacturers and workshops, otherwise I can`t understand why they seem to not give a f*** about that bridge being crashed over and over. What does that mean for stability of that bridge anyway...


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#6 Janice Arthur

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 08:23 AM

My guess is that this is a railroad bridge and they won't allocate money (probably a lot) to change the height substantially (involves grading ahead and after etc.; all of which makes this tiny little bridge expensive and so signage is simpler solution.

The truck damage isn't on their dime, hey we put up lots of signs!!

It's inspected as needed and because it keeps meeting structural measures it stays!!

All those rental truck/RV crashes are novices who don't read the signs.

Amazing video.

(I live near two similar situations and semis coming off an expressway find the bridge at the bottom unmakable so more than weekly one gets pealed back and stuck.)

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#7 John Buzz Moyer

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 11:06 AM

Don't raise the bridge... Lower the road.
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#8 Mariano Costa

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 04:44 PM

The guy who did that video explained on his website that the bridge is 100 years old and wasn't built with that height clearance in mind. To protect the bridge those yellow lights and a steel beam had been installed, that's what these trucks are grinding into.

Regarding my original video: I really wonder if these people ever took a moment to take a look at their invention and judge for themselves if this is A ) practical and B ) the most stupid looking thing that ever entered a movie set...

Edited by Mariano Costa, 02 June 2016 - 04:45 PM.

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#9 EH Marshall

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 02:23 PM

If you hook a garage door to that thing you could close it in front of you when someone you didn't want to talk to walked up. That seems like the best use for it IMO. 


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#10 Emre Tufekci

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 04:57 PM

No further comments - but it definately looks like a big step into the future...

 

Finally, they invented a rig that makes a camera operator look uncool!!! :)


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