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LSUFanHouston
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Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
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If this witness is telling the truth... WTF??? Did the guy think he was gonna jump it, Dukes of Hazzard style?


magildachunks
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
First we need to know this: was he West-bank?


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Tuscaloosa
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
Dude had to have been high on something.


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MorbidTheClown
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
After the exchange of words, Richard said, the Jeep driver drove around the bridge worker's truck that had been blocking traffic, then through a gate with flashing lights.



no Darwin?
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OysterPoBoy
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
He must have read that "Why women cheat" article and realized his wife wasn't being a bitch lately.


Tiger Prawn
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
Or he just listened to the Orgeron radio show.


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Babewinkelman
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
he looked both ways and didnt see a train coming, so figured he was in the clear


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upgrayedd
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upgrayedd
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
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The bridge was closed to traffic in both directions, Young said. Traffic was being diverted to bridges on St. Claude and Florida avenues.

I don't understand the point of this. How does this help find a sunken vehicle?
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CHEDBALLZ
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
Did they not have the secondary barrier down. There's a wood one first then a metal one typically made of box tubing, I don't see that one down.

ETA; This one.... Google View

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LSUFanHouston
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
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Did they not have the secondary barrier down. There's a wood one first then a metal one typically made of box tubing, I don't see that one down.


that second barrier works... maybe... 20 percent of the time


mikelbr
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
Did he commit suicide? That ain't nearly high enough for my end of life taste.


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CHEDBALLZ
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge


Can't see the secondary one in this pic.


LSUFanHouston
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
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I don't understand the point of this. How does this help find a sunken vehicle?


It doesn't but I guess technically the bridge is now a crime scene? So I guess they want to check for skid marks, whatever?


LSUFanHouston
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
secondary is not down. Now maybe they raised it to let the investigators get to the end of the bridge?

More likely... it was never down.

When that police officer drive off edge a few years ago, the barrier was broken, and they supposedly fixed it.


MorbidTheClown
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
i'd like to see a transcript of the conversation between the driver and the bridge worker.


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upgrayedd
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
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It doesn't but I guess technically the bridge is now a crime scene? So I guess they want to check for skid marks, whatever?

I guess. I don't see how this is some big crime scene worthy of disrupting traffic, though. Seems pretty open and shut.


Oh, now I see.









Cops and other city workers need it closed so they can get a good look at the action.
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LSUFanHouston
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
From the Advocate

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An official with the state agency in charge of the bridge said one of its employees was parked in a truck at the bottom of the 60-year-old drawbridge on the Lower 9th Ward side to stop cars from driving onto the span while it was open to allow marine traffic through.


I drive that bridge at least twice a day and I have NEVER seen someone at the foot of the bridge blocking traffic unless the bridge is closed or having a mechanical issue which also means it's closed.

I'm very curious if the "heavy bar" was not lowering into place, and that's why the truck was at the bottom of the bridge. to stop people from getting on it and potentially getting too close to the edge.


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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
I don't blame him. I'd take my chances with the bridge rather than stopping in the lower 9th.


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LSUBFA83
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re: Somebody couldn't wait for the Claiborne Bridge
Something else to mess with marine traffic in Industrial.


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