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Old 05-21-2008
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You may want to watch this video. Turn the sound on.
It's kind of lets you know what a worst case scenario would be.
I can dig up the Transportation Safety Boards investigation if you want it.

w-w-wDOTwaggonerguideDOTcom/__bridge_there.wmv

You guys know what to do with the DOT's. They wouldn't let me post the link.

I've operated 3 different swing bridges in the Vancouver,BC region for over 25 years. Only once did I come close to swinging the bridge in front of a vessel.

This vessel was a float plane, planing along the water at a good clip when it came out of the glare from the sun in the early morning.

I did call the company and let them know I wasn't impressed with their pilots actions.

All the best.
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