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Old 03-26-2012, 10:03 AM   #1
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Bridge Over Troubled Waters

How would you like to face this bridge while towing a camper. I would like to say I was not towing a camper but this came to mined when I saw this eye opening event as I came around the corner.

Now this pic is when I was headed back, but as you look to the other side the road comes down the hill and turns there are signs that say "ONE LANE BRIDGE" this is the eye opener, not exspecting this.

Some may know where this is, the location is Front Royal VA, the Rt is 624 MorganFord RD..... Once I was on the bridge I kept on moving, my imagination was running away from me, I could see the bridge falling down behind me as I was driving and I open my windows just incase I ended up in the water.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:07 AM   #2
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Wade, that is scary, but I guess it could be done, as long as the trailer wheels fit between the rails, and the maximum bridge weight is not exceeded. I wouldn't want to, but I would in a pinch if that was the only way to get to my designation.

I like the way your GPS is showing a body of water up ahead.

You found a camper yet ??
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The GPS is also showing the vehicle wider than the bridge. Ruht-Row!
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The GPS is also showing the vehicle wider than the bridge. Ruht-Row!
I didn't notice that.
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Yikes!!
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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.
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I would be more inclined to call your thread "Troubled Bridge over Waters"
Certainly not for the faint of heart.
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Any more rain and it would be "Troubled Water over Bridge!"
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:18 PM   #9
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I think I would realy NEED to go that way to have to cross that bridge
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Wade, that is scary, but I guess it could be done, as long as the trailer wheels fit between the rails, and the maximum bridge weight is not exceeded. I wouldn't want to, but I would in a pinch if that was the only way to get to my designation.

I like the way your GPS is showing a body of water up ahead.

You found a camper yet ??
Chap, the GPS is a Garmin 750 and I changed the vehicle icon to a 4x4 truck and if you noticed the truck has over sized tires on it, thats why it looks bigger then the road. We just got a new Garmin GPS one not long ago but haven't tried it yet.

As far as a camper go's we have not bought one yet but we do have a few in mined. Now we are waiting for the RV show that is coming up in October in Hershey PA.
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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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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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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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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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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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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, 09:03 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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