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Wow, that just sparked a memory.  My wife and I used to live in New York
City and we loved walking across all the bridges.  On the east side of
the George Washington Bridge in New York City, there's a small concrete
building structure with a door in it.  We opened the door - it was
unlocked!!  We peered in and there was a stairway down.  Of course we
went down the stairs and it opened up to a small gallery where the
bridge's suspension cables splayed out and entered the rock foundation,
with everything totally exposed!  I couldn't believe it!  As an
engineer, I was in heaven.  But with a thermite canister, I could have
brought the entire bridge down.  BTW, this was in the early '70s.  I
trust they lock that door now.

Bob Garner

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Ransom [mailto:ad026(--nospam--at)hwcn.org]
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 7:02 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Princeton Review: Update

> From: "Jeremy White" <jwhite(--nospam--at)holbertapple.com>

> I've heard many structural guys say that they are always looking up
when in
> buildings.  You guys must be disappointed regularly because most
buildings
> don't expose themselves.

There's always a loose ceiling tile or utility room door that's been
left unlocked ... you've gotta use guerrilla tactics sometimes - a
little like the urban explorers who find unused subway stations.

--
R. Paul Ransom, P. Eng.
Civil/Structural/Project/International
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
<mailto:ado26(--nospam--at)hwcn.org> <http://www.hwcn.org/~ad026/civil.html>

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