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jsorense
15-12-2004, 01:21:41
Pretty cool bridge dude. That is for a nation of unwashed, cheese-smelling, surrender monkeys.;)
:beer: :beer: :beer:
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/12/14/france.bridge.ap/index.html

Japher
15-12-2004, 01:26:38
Monkey!!!

notyoueither
15-12-2004, 09:29:37
Cheese eating. CHEESE EATING SURRENDER MONKEYS!

Damnit, can't you Yanks get anything right, even your own insults?

King_Ghidra
15-12-2004, 09:34:58
:lol:

miester gandertak
15-12-2004, 10:38:53
British Design. Norman Foster
Dutch engineering. Arcadis
French money. 394 million euro

MoSe
15-12-2004, 10:58:15
:hmm:
The bridge, which has an airy and fluid appearance, was designed to have the "delicacy of a butterfly," [...] "A work of man must fuse with nature. The pillars had to look almost organic, like they had grown from the earth," said Foster, who also designed London's Millennium Bridge.

I'm not a fanatic, and I do appreciate achievements of engineering and architeture as much as nature's ones...
but despite the above quote, I'm glad I had been trekking once around Tarn Valley, long before the construction of this thing began....

Funkodrom
15-12-2004, 11:46:41
Originally posted by miester gandertak
British Design. Norman Foster
Dutch engineering. Arcadis
French money. 394 million euro

:beer:

:lol:

Debaser
15-12-2004, 12:06:54
Originally posted by MoSe
:hmm:


I'm not a fanatic, and I do appreciate achievements of engineering and architeture as much as nature's ones...
but despite the above quote, I'm glad I had been trekking once around Tarn Valley, long before the construction of this thing began....

I think it looks great, far better than Norman Foster's shitty Millenium Bridge.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40629000/jpg/_40629195_bridge203afp.jpg http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40625000/jpg/_40625313_bridge_ap203body.jpg

Funkodrom
15-12-2004, 12:10:00
I think it looks great too and I liked the millenium bridge.

MDA
15-12-2004, 12:16:34
Cool. We'll trade you the Statue of Liberty for it. We don't need it anymore.

Nills Lagerbaak
15-12-2004, 12:17:44
It looks mind boggling. I saw a much better picture in Nuts taken from the top of one of the pillars looking down, when it wasn't quite joined up in the middle (i.. you could look straight down to the ground). It gave me vertigo just looking at the photo.
The millenium bridge is a joke, can't believe they didn't take into account the resonant effects of pople walking across it!

MoSe
15-12-2004, 12:20:37
Hey, from pics, I think it looks great too!
But when I was walking on those plateaus and going down and up the gorges with a backpack on my shoulders, I'm glad I could enjoy the pristine landscape without it.

Nills Lagerbaak
15-12-2004, 12:25:18
you just need to walk a little further off-road, that is, if you can handle it ;)

MDA
15-12-2004, 12:27:47
My officemate just said nearly the same thing, MoSe. "Looks like a part of France I'd enjoy driving through, why do they want to drive over it?"

miester gandertak
15-12-2004, 12:30:03
"walking on those plateaus and going down and up the gorges with a backpack on my shoulders" must took you days, now take your car from one plateau to the other in 10 minutes, look at all the time left for drinking fine wine and beer,
walking in nature is so pre-animalplanet.

Funkodrom
15-12-2004, 12:30:40
:beer:

Beta1
15-12-2004, 12:43:44
Originally posted by MDA
My officemate just said nearly the same thing, MoSe. "Looks like a part of France I'd enjoy driving through, why do they want to drive over it?"

because everyyear so many people try and drive through it creates a traffic jam that can be seen from space (well probably)

MDA
15-12-2004, 12:50:59
Could be. :)

fp
15-12-2004, 13:52:59
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
I saw a much better picture in Nuts

You bought a copy of Nuts and were looking at pictures of bridges?

MoSe
15-12-2004, 13:57:55
whats Nuts, a magazine for mechanics???

Funkodrom
15-12-2004, 13:59:00
A terrible weekly 'lads' magazine.

Kind of a Heat magazine for boys.

Nills Lagerbaak
15-12-2004, 16:32:47
Originally posted by fp
You bought a copy of Nuts and were looking at pictures of bridges?

I found a copy of nuts in the recycling bin. I had never read a copy and was appauled at the low brow content.

However this weeks "awesome engineering monstrosities for lads" (or some such tacky feature) featured the afore mentioned French bridge. It was truly awesome!

Beta1
15-12-2004, 17:07:47
so you were hoping for pictures with more brow?

Theres probably some sort of "speciality" magazine with those sorts of women in it!

King_Ghidra
15-12-2004, 17:13:07
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
I[...]was appauled at the low brow content.

:lol:

Nills Lagerbaak
15-12-2004, 17:16:10
I was, like Mose, expecting some kind of engineering magazine. Either that or a squirrel enthusiasts journal.

Darkstar
16-12-2004, 02:21:44
Sure, sure. You selling a bridge in Manhattan as well?

Funko
22-11-2005, 14:01:04
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4450264.stm

Article about bridges that strangely fails to mention mrG.

mr.G
22-11-2005, 14:18:02
:lol:
jij aarshol jij

mr.G
22-11-2005, 14:19:37
Originally posted by miester gandertak
British Design. Norman Foster
Dutch engineering. Arcadis
French money. 394 million euro

damn i really miss that miester gandertak wizzzzz his brilliant funneeeeh posts

Drekkus
22-11-2005, 14:22:08
This bridge looks a bit like the Brutalizer!

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41034000/jpg/_41034528_forth203.jpg

Venom
22-11-2005, 14:32:39
Worst. Thread bump. Ever.

Funko
22-11-2005, 14:33:20
YES!

Japher
22-11-2005, 14:36:08
Chinese for lunch?

MoSe
22-11-2005, 14:42:26
runch

Japher
22-11-2005, 14:43:33
:lol: