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Doh! Tie down your load, know the length, know the height! Obviously this story happened in 2006, but breaking S#!$ is cool any time. Check out more photos of this whoopsie on Snopes.com.

While we’re on the subject of bridges, when was the last time you watched a video of the Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse? Structural failures, machinery failures, tool failures — Toolmongers usually arrive on the site before anyone else, either containing or cleaning up the mess.  And sometimes a Toolmonger pulls a Tim “The Toolman” Taylor stunt.

Let us know in comments about the failures and mistakes you’ve seen.

Hoe Down [Snopes]


4 Responses to Doh! Load Height

  1. Ryan says:

    How many people lost their jobs?

  2. Avisciciulli says:

    I once heard about a famous Rochester NY based company, that made little yellow boxes filled with silver halide coated strips, that commissioned a pool to be built in one of its buildings,…but never had it filled.

    Because the designers didn’t account for the weight of water.

  3. kdp says:

    Simple! Let the air out of the…

    Oh, wait.

  4. grg144 says:

    Last summer I came upon a similar scene on US 29 in Virginia, in which a very large backhoe had been towed on a trailer behind a dump truck. In this case, the bridge survived, but the impact so unstabilized the truck/trailer/backhoe combination that the backhoe left the trailer and the full-size construction-site dirt truck rolled at highway speed.

    The driver did not survive.

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