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New Bay Bridge troll is unveiled by Caltrans on Twitter
L A Times ^ | September 3, 2013, 1:29 p.m. | Lee Romney

Posted on 09/03/2013 4:02:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Ironworker James "Fish" Sturgeon, who carefully -- and quietly -- removed the old troll from his perch on a shaded steel beam Friday, told its maker that after cutting the bolts and grinding down the welds, he grabbed the beast to pull it off and met resistance.

"It was as if it was fighting back, not wanting to go, knowing there was still a bridge to protect," he told the artist. "I had to wrestle it off."

Another odd thing, the troll's creator notes: When it was removed its shadow remained on the girder.

"The protective and benevolent magical energy that the troll has been casting on the Bay Area commuters and all the bridge workers has etched the troll's image into the steel," he said Tuesday.

The Bay Area Troll -- er, Toll -- Authority, meanwhile, has been puzzling over just what to do with the troll, and whether to move it to the newest bridge, a single-tower suspension span that cost $6.4 billion and was many years in the making.

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1 posted on 09/03/2013 4:02:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
The protective and benevolent magical energy

I would rather rely on static and dynamic load analysis.

/johnny

2 posted on 09/03/2013 4:06:22 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin
Another odd thing, the troll's creator notes: When it was removed its shadow remained on the girder.

"The protective and benevolent magical energy that the troll has been casting on the Bay Area commuters and all the bridge workers has etched the troll's image into the steel," he said Tuesday.

Either that, or the sun faded the paint outside the shadow.

3 posted on 09/03/2013 4:06:31 PM PDT by shego
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To: BenLurkin

Put Nancy “Stretch” P up there.


4 posted on 09/03/2013 4:07:00 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: BenLurkin

$6.4 BILLION bridge? It better wash the cars, too. More evidence that unions SUCK!!


5 posted on 09/03/2013 4:16:48 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: JRandomFreeper; TurboZamboni

Las Vegas in no longer Satan’s capital on earth — he moved his base of operations to Nancy Pelosi’s district.


6 posted on 09/03/2013 4:18:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“I would rather rely on static and dynamic load analysis.”

Had a course at Architectural School, called Statics. This is just what that course was about. “Put a 200.13 ton truck 40 feet onto this truss bridge. Figure out the tension or compression on a steel truss on the other side of the 103.8 foot bridge.” Problems easily took 5/6 hours to solve,,,, and with a sliderule! One of those courses that you got 100 one day, and 0 the next day.


7 posted on 09/03/2013 4:19:03 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: BenLurkin

TTIUWOP’s


8 posted on 09/03/2013 4:22:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BenLurkin

I think they should replace it with a Golden Calf.


9 posted on 09/03/2013 4:22:50 PM PDT by DManA
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To: BenLurkin
So is it now to going to be called the San Fransico-Oakland Gay Bridge?
10 posted on 09/03/2013 4:22:52 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Vendome

The Bay Bridge troll, seen in front of the newly opened bridge. (Metropolitan Transportation Commission)
11 posted on 09/03/2013 4:23:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Vendome

12 posted on 09/03/2013 4:24:00 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: JRandomFreeper

Maybe it’s supposed to ensure the engineers did all their math right.

Really this is a gagola.


13 posted on 09/03/2013 4:24:09 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I would rather rely on static and dynamic load analysis.

Heathen

A Bee investigation has found that the state Department of Transportation technician who conducted key testing to ensure structural integrity of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge eastern span's foundation was later disciplined for fabricating test results on other projects.

Ima sticking with the protective and benevolent magical energy...

14 posted on 09/03/2013 4:24:17 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: DManA

Bingo!


15 posted on 09/03/2013 4:24:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin; Kenny Bunk
Do not ask for whom the trolls dwell.
16 posted on 09/03/2013 4:25:59 PM PDT by golux
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

No wonder this analysis got computerized. All the simultaneous equations to solve with the trusses.


17 posted on 09/03/2013 4:26:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: BenLurkin

LOL!!!

I’m slow today...


18 posted on 09/03/2013 4:29:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: golux

Good one!


19 posted on 09/03/2013 4:31:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

We will have the same problem getting rid of the troll in the Senate called Barbara Mikulski.


20 posted on 09/03/2013 4:37:47 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: golux

World class.


21 posted on 09/03/2013 4:49:47 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: BenLurkin

Dress it up like one of the village people and drop it off in the Castro district. They’ll know what to do with him.


22 posted on 09/03/2013 4:54:40 PM PDT by lwd
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
and with a sliderule!

An airplane guy told me they would go from slide rule/drawing board to the flight line in 2 to 3 yrs.

Now with CAD and computers it takes 8 to 10.

23 posted on 09/03/2013 4:59:37 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: BenLurkin

SF .... probably gay magic.


24 posted on 09/03/2013 5:14:11 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives are never accountable for "unintended consequences" .... just for causing most)
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To: golux
Do not ask for whom the trolls dwell... If a punning clod be washed away by the sea, FR is the less?
25 posted on 09/03/2013 8:59:39 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Don't miss the Blockbuster of the Summer! "Obama, The Movie" Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica! ")
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