Story Problem

18.7HT x I 95 + 16.2B = $1000y

Where: I=interstate B=bridge height HT=height of equipment and trailer y=unknown thousands the repairs will cost
Read the problem here.
     Posted By: patty - Tue Dec 13, 2011

I read the story and high school algebra came to mind. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/14/11 at 12:17 AM
Teach'em how to drive, buy them trucks but don't teach them to use a @#$#[email protected]$ yard stick!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/14/11 at 10:01 AM
I can understand the driver not being aware you needed a state permit for a load over 13' 6", but the company must have known about that requirement. Equally, at what point did someone say "Y'know, I can just *feel* that that load will go under the bridge. There's no need to measure it!" I'm very glad the car's passengers weren't injured by the debris.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 12/14/11 at 11:54 AM
In the Hampton roads area of VA (where I used to live) there are many tunnels. One of the longest has Laser overheight alarms and an inspection area before you enter. It is STILL regularly damaged by overheight trucks!
I wish I could remember who it was that said "it is impossible to make ANYTHING fool-proof, because fools are always so ingenious" :roll:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/14/11 at 05:05 PM
LOL! I love it!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/14/11 at 10:54 PM
A few damaged beams? Hah, I scoff at that. For real damage (and stupidity) check this out
Posted by odschneider on 12/15/11 at 04:12 PM
This bridge is not far from where I live. 12ft6in is painted on it in huge numbers and yet that has happened more than once there. Go figure.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/15/11 at 11:10 PM
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