SPOOKY BRIDGES

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Brian 's Comment
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Just wondering if anyone else gets spooked driving over some of these bridges out there. I get really nervous when driving on I-10 in Louisiana, going through St Charles and Baton Rouge.

I'm not normally fearful of heights, heck I have been skydiving and loved it, but there's something about driving a big truck over those 2 bridges that just gets my heart pounding!

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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In my own backyard here in Western New York is one of the scariest bridges you'll find anywhere....the Grand Island Bridge. You're seeing one pair of bridges in this photo but there are two. One going each way getting onto the island and one each way getting off the island on the other side. This picture isn't too bad but it's really hard to understand just how narrow and steep those bridges are until you've been on them.

picture of the grand island bridge in buffalo ny taken by a truck driver

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PanamaExpat's Comment
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Crossing the Bridge of the Americas even in a four wheeler is scary enough. I could only imaging doing it with any amount of traffic in an 18 wheeler. Find the worst driver you have ever seen in the states... ramp that up 150% on the conservative side and you have the average Panamanian driver. You all have no idea how sane it is driving in the USA.... seriously... and I hear you complaining. LOL

Weatherman's Comment
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Crossing the Huey P. Long Bridge (US Hwy 90) across the Mississippi River in New Orleans. New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia can be spooky too.

David's Comment
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Before the new construction on the Bay Bridge in Oakland/San Fran, CA it was pretty scary at the other side which had everyone go from 55-60mph to 30 due to a sharp corner, but they built a complete new bridge which took that corner out.

aerial view of construction on Bay Bridge in Oakland/San Fran, CA

the one on the left is the old bay bridge, and the right is the new one was just completed. Nothing like droping speed from 60 to 30-35 and causing traffic issues

Old School's Comment
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I can't remember where this bridge is, but twice I've crossed it. Just before you get on it there is a sign that warns you that only one big truck is allowed to cross at a time. So you have to time your crossing so that you are the only one on it. That was an uneasy feeling for me both times - and of course I'm loaded grossing out at about 79,500 both times!

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Jolie R.'s Comment
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In my own backyard here in Western New York is one of the scariest bridges you'll find anywhere....the Grand Island Bridge. You're seeing one pair of bridges in this photo but there are two. One going each way getting onto the island and one each way getting off the island on the other side. This picture isn't too bad but it's really hard to understand just how narrow and steep those bridges are until you've been on them.

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I drove over the Grand Island bridges with 45,000 lbs of scrap paper in my trailer when I was out with my trainer. I hated it then, and I am sure I would still hate it now!!!shocked.png

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Brian M.'s Comment
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Huey long is by far the scariest I have been on

Sun King's Comment
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The Astoria-Megler Bridge at the mouth of the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon is scary in a 4-wheeler. I could not even imagine taking it with a big rig. The winds can be pretty strong. When we were there they were in the 30 mph range:

picture of the The Astoria-Megler BridgeSemi's have tipped over due to the high winds

picture of a semi hanging off the The Astoria-Megler Bridge

Jolie R.'s Comment
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The Astoria-Megler Bridge at the mouth of the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon is scary in a 4-wheeler. I could not even imagine taking it with a big rig. The winds can be pretty strong. When we were there they were in the 30 mph range:

144366050_9ff9a59976.jpgSemi's have tipped over due to the high winds

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Although it would definitely be scary in a semi, it is a beautiful bridge!

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