4-ton railway bridge stolen


14 Responses to “4-ton railway bridge stolen”

  1. mrfitz says:

    the Russians built it and they are taking it back

  2. David Carroll says:

    I don’t want to point any fingers but is there an engineering school nearby? Have they looked in the deans office?

    A four ton bridge can’t be very big.

  3. RyanH says:

    Happy Mutants? I begin to think that tag is being overused. What happy mutants are present in this story? It seems like every story that is slightly unusual acquires this tag. Kind of devalues it.

  4. windybt says:

    this happened in Ecuador back in the early 1900s a lot too.

  5. Andrew says:

    I guess the happy mutants tag is because it’s in the Czech Republic.

    Anyway, it was probably scrapped by gypsies. There are lots of gypsies in that area of Europe, and it’s pretty common for them to steal metal to sell as scrap. When I was in Bulgaria last Spring I heard lots of stories about it, including a war memorial that had been stripped in about two days after being erected, and many people died when they used to have regular blackouts because they would try to steal the copper wiring when the power came on, and were electrocuted when it came back on.

  6. egp says:

    Where in the world is Carmen SanDiego???

  7. Xenu says:

    If you believe this story, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

    No really. A 4-ton railway bridge, to be exact.

  8. Slippy Lane says:

    They’ll be back for the tracks when the fuss dies down.

  9. agrajag says:

    #7: Isn’t ‘Gypsy’ a non-PC term nowadays? I thought you were supposed to call them Roma people or something. Still thieving bastards whatever you call ‘em. :)

  10. gobi desert says:

    I’m guessing ‘thieving bastards’ is not PC either.
    If there is an engineering school nearby, perhaps they will find the bridge attached to a VW Beatle. Accomplished no doubt in the dark of night by some enterprising engineer students.

  11. dculberson says:

    It didn’t even process at first .. what kind of bridge weighs four tons? (Or tonnes, or tuhns, or however you want to spell it.) It must have been a very small bridge. Crossing a pothole.

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  13. Simon Greenwood says:

    I’m sure something like that happened in the UK a few years ago: a disused railway bridge over a road was removed overnight and made the news. However it then transpired that the work had been carried out by National Rail who had just forgotten to tell anyone. I can’t find the story now though, so maybe I just dreamt it.

  14. bentheo says:

    Reminds me of Terry Pratchett books where Fred Colon would stand on the bridge all night instead of patrolling to make sure no one would steal it.

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