Nice! Very pretty!
See how the central support for the entire bridge forms a peak over the center of the bridge?
See how all of the cables feed into that central peak?
Guess what will happen during a midwestern ice storm when the cables and that big, concrete, central support all get coated with ice?
That's right. Big, huge, heavy, pointed, spear-like ice-bombs dropping into the 6 lanes of traffic, puncturing windshields and hoods, disabling vehicles and impaling drivers and passengers like wooden stakes in old Hammer vampire movies.
Who the fuck dreams up this stuff without thinking these things through?!?
TELL ME the bridge will have solar-heated water running through the cables and concrete superstructure to prevent ice from forming. That's not rocket science...that's just good, midwestern common sense.
TELL ME this bridge won't be closed to traffic everytime we have wintery weather because the design, although asthetically pleasing and suitably iconic, is totally impractical and potentially deadly to motorists.
TELL ME that I'm not smarter than a bunch of highly paid civil engineers!
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