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Old 08-01-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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Delivering a bridge

I worked on the Railroad for 38 years and the most memorable thing happened under a Railroad bridge. A truck hauling a large fifth wheel failed to follow the clearance footage listed on the bridge. Needless to say he got stuck under the bridge. When I arrived the police were already there and had just started the questioning. Of course the RV driver was upset and the Rookie Cop just had to ask the obvious-Are you stuck? RV driver responded by saying "No, I'm delivering a ****** bridge" Made my 3 AM morning
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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Some people just cannot see the obvious.

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One of our road construction contractors got a lowboy heavy equipment trailer loaded with a D-10 dozer high centered on a set of railroad tracks. I got there just as the railroad people did and the question was the same "are you stuck?" but the answer was "no, I'm just scrapping the mud off the bottom of the trailer"!
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Funny. I worked for a RR 35 years. One day I'm sitting on the locotive on an overpass. Here comes a semi pulling a flatbed with a crane on it. Ka- wham, knocked the crane right off the trailer, rolled over and blocked both lanes. We got off and leaned over the railing to survey the destruction. Here comes the driver and the conductor yelled down are you ok? The driver said, yeah, but I'm fired!
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That same bridge story happened to a local supplier not that long ago, got to snap a pic of the result ....he said those same words.


we have a low clearance bridge right on our Main st, and it probably eats the tops of truck/trailers at a rate of about 3 or 4 a year.
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Made my day too...when Bill Engvall told this joke 10 years ago.
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Some people just cannot see the obvious.

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Tell me!!!


Earlier this summer I landed my plane in front of a waterfront resort and taxied up towards the dock where I got out and threw a rope to a resort employee on the dock and tied up the plane. As I started up the dock (alone) towards the patio restaurant where I was meeting friends for lunch a person on the dock turned to me and asked "Are you a pilot?".

I stopped for a second (a little thrown by the question) and said "No." just to see what they'd say.

Without missing a beat she replied "Then how in the world did you land it so smooth? You really looked like you knew what you were doing."

I held out my iPhone and replied "There's an App for that." and walked away.

Seriously.

I could hardly eat lunch my cheeks were so sore from laughing over it.
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That is so funny. To paraphrase something Art Linkletter used to say, people say the darndest things! Just imagine the conversation she had around the dinner table that night.
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Sounds like Zen master saying. I like this one. It's better than following the windshield to wherever.
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I worked on the Railroad for 38 years and the most memorable thing happened under a Railroad bridge. A truck hauling a large fifth wheel failed to follow the clearance footage listed on the bridge. Needless to say he got stuck under the bridge. When I arrived the police were already there and had just started the questioning. Of course the RV driver was upset and the Rookie Cop just had to ask the obvious-Are you stuck? RV driver responded by saying "No, I'm delivering a ****** bridge" Made my 3 AM morning
ROFL!! That makes my day!

We've an underpass here that for some time was being regular hit and there would be chunks of concrete off the cross beams on the road. I never could understand why they didn't just go up one exit and cross at the overpass!
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