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Posted By: Kerrowdown, 06-11-2015, 12:37 PM

Seems like a lot of engineering for a wee pedestrian bridge, this is times two as there's one on either side of the path on each side of the bridge.

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06-11-2015, 05:15 PM   #2
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I dig detailed shots of metal works like these. Nice shot, indeed.

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a cost plus job for sure.
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I can think of two possibilities.
  • A cadet engineer in training for his next project.
  • An experienced engineer whose last bridge fell down.


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Hard to comment. I've only your word that it is a "wee pedestrian bridge". Maybe it isn't! I need proof.
06-12-2015, 04:26 AM   #6
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Perhaps the occasional herd of elephants cross ?
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I dig detailed shots of metal works like these. Nice shot, indeed.
Thanks very much.
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a cost plus job for sure
Aye... but I've got a feeling this was funded at the taxpayers expense.

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Let's not be too critical: have you seen the amount of money a structural design engineer has to pay out to get the suite of insurances that are necessary to practice? There's a reason for that, and it has to do with the likelihood of killing someone if your design fails, and even then you're not wholly protected. So, if you had the choice of skimping or over-designing, with your career and personal freedom hinging on it, what would you do?

That aside, I enjoy shooting details like this, too. Someone was proud enough to forge their name on that shackle bridge, and you have honoured that. More strength to your shutter finger, comrade!
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A cadet engineer in training for his next project. An experienced engineer whose last bridge fell down.
You sound even more cynical than me, if that's possible.
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I've only your word that it is a "wee pedestrian bridge"
What's this... the word of the honourable Kerrowdown is not enough.

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Maybe it isn't! I need proof.
Next time I'm passing this way, I will endeavour to obtain more conclusive evidence.

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Perhaps the occasional herd of elephants cross ?
Well I never saw any around while I was there...
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More strength to your shutter finger, comrade!
Thanks.
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You sound even more cynical than me, if that's possible.
I have worked with many engineers. Some at either extreme but thankfully most were highly confident and extremely competent.
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Looks like a simple but brilliant design. Much better than the do it on the cheap and pocket the difference mentality here! Besides, if your pedestrians are getting as big as ours, it will need to be beefy!
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