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  • The video of the collapse is insane. How does that tanker hit the bridge? Was the captain drunk? I guess having it happen at 1:30am prevented more deaths. I can only imagine how many more people would have died if this happened at 1:30pm.

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    • All of this is secondhand accounts:

      It was a harbor pilot (CNN), so doubtful.

      sounds more like it was a loss of power or loss of hydraulics and they were trying to get them restarted (power flickers). You can see a huge plume of smoke coming from the stacks at the last few moments. Likely a last ditch attempt to full reverse. In full reverse you lose the ability to steer.

      seems like this was just a sequence of events where there was nothing they could do and there were no good choices.
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      • Man, direct hit right on the support.

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        • This was updated 3 minutes ago,

          BALTIMORE (AP) — A container ship lost power and rammed into a major bridge in Baltimore early Tuesday, causing it to snap and plunge into the river below. Several vehicles fell into the chilly waters, and rescuers searched for survivors.

          The operators of the ship issued a mayday call moments before the crash that took down the Francis Scott Key Bridge, enabling authorities to limit vehicle traffic on the span, Maryland’s governor said.

          The vessel caught fire, and thick, black smoke billowed out of it.
          A bad cause requires many words.

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          • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
            How important was this bridge? Is this as bad or worse than 35W?
            I don’t think it’s the end of the world as far as passenger traffic goes but blocking the port is a huge deal and trucks will have to go way out of the way.
            Originally posted by BobbyBrady
            Crosby probably wouldn't even be on BC's top two lines next year

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            • Originally posted by SonofSouthie View Post
              The operators of the ship issued a mayday call moments before the crash that took down the Francis Scott Key Bridge, enabling authorities to limit vehicle traffic on the span, Maryland’s governor said.
              This is just a very basic observation, mind you, but it does look like the amount of headlights from traffic drops significantly right before impact, especially compared to where it is in the minute before, so they did a good job there. I know that's cold comfort for the people who were there, including the maintenance crews, but still.

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              Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
              iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
              gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
              Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
              Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
              TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
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              • Still a tragedy for all six of the missing people, but this could’ve been far worse.
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                • Originally posted by French Rage View Post

                  This is just a very basic observation, mind you, but it does look like the amount of headlights from traffic drops significantly right before impact, especially compared to where it is in the minute before, so they did a good job there. I know that's cold comfort for the people who were there, including the maintenance crews, but still.
                  Photos from this morning also show that there was construction work on the bridge limiting traffic in one direction to just one lane.
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                  • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                    All of this is secondhand accounts:

                    It was a harbor pilot (CNN), so doubtful.

                    sounds more like it was a loss of power or loss of hydraulics and they were trying to get them restarted (power flickers). You can see a huge plume of smoke coming from the stacks at the last few moments. Likely a last ditch attempt to full reverse. In full reverse you lose the ability to steer.

                    seems like this was just a sequence of events where there was nothing they could do and there were no good choices.
                    Fwiw, for a ship like that, the population engine is separate from the power generator. Not to say the faults are unrelated, just that it’s direct drive from the engine to the prop with no electrical system like a cruise ship.

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                    • Deep State planned it! Biden's sagging poll numbers needed a crisis bump and now he can funnel lots of federal money to Maryland for the rebuild.

                      Check into the harbor pilot's creds, I'll bet he was CIA/NSA. ;-)

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                        In Leave the World Behind, large tanker and cargo ships ran aground due to …whatever mystery attack occurred

                        the obamas were producers on the movie

                        you can see where people are going with this

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                        • It has also been blamed on DEI and every other GOP talking point...

                          Meanwhile in Idaho the racists harassed a Women's basketball team in the NCAA tourny.

                          https://www.threads.net/@nycsouthpaw...hMHtu7VSXLyM9w

                          Utah’s women’s basketball team, which was participating in the NCAA tournament, left Idaho for Washington state after being terrorized by racists in pickup trucks outside their Couer d’Alene hotel. https://www.ksl.com/article/50961584...caa-tournament
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                          • Couer d’Alene, of course. That whole Spokanistan/Coeur d' Alene/Idaho Panhandle area is probably last on my list of places to visit in the US, despite its natural beauty. Mississippi is literally higher.
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                            • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                              Couer d’Alene, of course. That whole Spokanistan/Coeur d' Alene/Idaho Panhandle area is probably last on my list of places to visit in the US, despite its natural beauty. Mississippi is literally higher.
                              I visited my brother who lives there a couple of years.

                              I am not going back there. I'm white and I felt uncomfortable.
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                              I spell Failure with UAF

                              Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                              But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                              Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                              Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                              • Facebook University never dissapoints, seems the Structural Engineers are all making their appearance today.
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