PennDot on April 7 closed a 104-year-old bridge in Bridgeville because it is structurally deficient. Unsafe. Keep out. Do not cross. Hazard. Here be dragons.
You think that’s going to stop some Burghers? A puny “BRIDGE CLOSED” sign?
The Bridgeville police department cited seven motorists last week for moving signs that warned the McLaughlin Run Road Bridge is closed.
Borough manager Lori Collins said one driver moved the sign, walked across the bridge to make sure it was safe then drove across the bridge.
1. [runs to Google to confirm that Bridgeville is not in Fayette County]
2. I pray that the man got to the middle of the bridge and then took a few jumps up and down to test its tensile strength. And I pray someone got it on video because that would go viral faster than you can say “survival of the fittest.”
3. People who drive on closed, decrepit bridges should wear clean underwear. That’s an old Chinese proverb.
4. Standing on a bridge to test its ability to hold the weight of your car is like blowing your snots into a Kleenex to test its ability to hold Casey Hampton.
5. These people are why our hair dryers have warning labels that say, “Do not use in the shower.”