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Entire Bridge Stolen In Southern Bosnia

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This true story on the international newswire was just to bizarre not to
pass along: 

SARAJEVO (AP) - In what could qualify for "Ripley's Believe It or Not,"
seven thieves stole an entire 13-meter bridge near the southern Bosnian
town of Mostar, police said yesterday. Over several days, the group
dismantled the metal bridge built during the Austro-Hungarian Empire
some 150 years ago, transported the parts to a local junkyard and sold
them, a police statement said. While it happened in a remote mountainous
region, local villagers saw the thieves loading parts of the bridge into
vans and alerted police yesterday. The seven men were arrested and are
being held pending a decision by a prosecutor. Without disclosing their
names, police said the Gypsies, or Roma, sold the metal parts for 280
convertible marks ($170 or 140 euros).


Stan R. Caldwell, P.E.
Dallas, Texas

How many weeds did the Indians have
to smoke before they found tobacco? 

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