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    This One's For Mel

    Time to tease all of you with heavy equipment experience. Who would try these creek crossing?

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    That is pure pucker time regardless of who is operating it. I will admit, it is something they would ask me to do because no one else would do it.
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    Sure! I'd check the load capacity of the structure first, then drive right across. No biggie.




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    Qwerty, do you think they have a load capacity posted on that bridge??? What if one cable is longer than the other under that much weight?
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    Judging from the bridges' appearances they've been there a long, long time and have had many different things driven across them. If the bridges were going to fail they would have a long time ago. Besides, a swinging bridge of the type in the videos becomes more stable the more weight is on it. No what ifs, put your big boy panties on and drive with care.



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    Just don't go to wide and strike one of the cables.

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    I'ld still want to check it out on foot.
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    Maybe replace a few missing boards before driving it.
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    Obviously, Fred, one must be capable of picking and riding a line with competence before taking a TW across that bridge.



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    Very true qwerty. I'ld probably just pick and ride a line to the ferry boat instead. That I could probably do with competence.
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    Those bridges look in better shape than ours in Mich.......Not enough tea in China for me to do that. Pun intended...........

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