So I was browsing the Trib’s website when I saw a link to a multimedia page that would show me the “basically intolerable” bridges in Southwestern PA.
I assumed I would click on it and would see maybe a little slideshow of 10 bridges or so and then I would avoid those bridges like couscous (I hate couscous like the plague.)
I opened that page up and was greeted with craploads and craploads of little red triangles of bridge-falling doom.
I don’t know about you, but if I was taking a hike in the woods and I came across a little pedestrian bridge over a river and at the entrance to that pedestrian bridge was a sign that said, “This bridge is structurally deficient and basically intolerable. Walk at your own risk,” I would sooner make out with Steely McBeam than set a toenail on it.
And here I find out I’m daily driving my heavy SUV over bridges that should have that exact sign posted at them.
I was joking before, but now I’m serious. We ARE all going to die.