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Old 03-26-2012, 01:32 PM   #11
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I wouldn't cross that bridge with or without a trailer. Looks way too scary for me! Although I would consider walking across it. DH could drive across it and I'd meet him on the other side.
Once you are on the bridge all you see is water from left to right, no side rails no nothing you have to look ahead and the road sureface is not smooth.

And I'll tell you this is not a bridge I would drive on after a party or even walk across after a few cold one's.

I was told that this bridge gets closed off from time to time.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #12
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Bridge Over the River Cry

Yes, this bridge over the river almost made me Kwai (cry). Look at where the wheels are on the trailer, edge to edge. I had no choice but to cross this bridge and when an 18 wheeler came from the other direction I thought for sure I'd get sideswiped. I made it across the river without incident but I think I left an impression in the steering wheel I was gripping it so hard. My wife just closed her eyes. I definitely wouldn’t want to have an eight and a half foot wide RV and have to go across this bridge.

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Old 03-27-2012, 02:53 PM   #13
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Wow, they are tight lanes. Besides the impression on the steering wheel, I think I would have pinched the seat, also.

If I had my druthers, I think I would chance Wade's single lane bridge before taking a chance of meeting another big vehicle on that 2 lane bridge. Thank goodness the tunnels in VA. Hampton Roads area are not that tight, or I would not go there for beach vacations.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:28 PM   #14
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Yes, this bridge over the river almost made me Kwai (cry). Look at where the wheels are on the trailer, edge to edge. I had no choice but to cross this bridge and when an 18 wheeler came from the other direction I thought for sure I'd get sideswiped. I made it across the river without incident but I think I left an impression in the steering wheel I was gripping it so hard. My wife just closed her eyes. I definitely wouldn’t want to have an eight and a half foot wide RV and have to go across this bridge.

What happen if there was no communication at this bridge and another rig had a 12' wide load........some body is backing up.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:47 PM   #15
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Oakman, that looks as if it might be the U.S. 60 bridge over the Mississippi at Cairo. If it is, you get to the east end of it, go about 1/4 mile turn right, and you're on another just like it over the Ohio. Great view of the confluence of two great rivers, if you dare to look.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:58 PM   #16
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Oakman, that looks as if it might be the U.S. 60 bridge over the Mississippi at Cairo. If it is, you get to the east end of it, go about 1/4 mile turn right, and you're on another just like it over the Ohio. Great view of the confluence of two great rivers, if you dare to look.
You pegged it Bob. That is exactly where that photo was taken.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:03 PM   #17
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This co pilot would be screaming like a girl!!! Turn around........ no we are NOT going that way...................... turn around NOW!!!! I am not fond of bridges to begin with!...... and I am not even sure that classifies as a bridge! Turn around!!! The one lane water bridge. As for the bridge in Cairo............ there are other ways to get where you are going....... not fond of that one either........ or ANY singing bridges!!!
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Yes, this bridge over the river almost made me Kwai (cry).
That is funny considering the topic here.
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Champ Clark bridge over the Mississippi river on rt 54 at Louisiana, Missouri is a tight one too.
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