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Old 12-08-2014, 10:25 PM   #1
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Bridges = No Salt Zones.....Is this an NYC only thing ?

I just returned from NJ/NYC. While I was there, I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, and then back to Manhattan. I saw a 'No Salt Zone Begins' sign at the entrance to the Manhattan side of the bridge. I just did an internet search re this and one post suggested that this is done to reduce water pollution. This same post indicated that the other bridges in NYC follow the same practice. I've driven across the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge and the GW Bridge (not during Winter)...and I don't remember seeing that sign. Here in my little corner of Texas, the very few times I've seen salt on the roads...it was ONLY on bridges.
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We put salt everywhere here... And it doesn't matter if it's on the bridge or not. Rain water go straight into the river here, so all the salt we put on the road end up at the same place than the salt put on the bridges...
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Salt accelerates the corrosion of steel bridges and steel-reinforced concrete structures.
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Frankly I think all roads should be no-salt zones...
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:05 AM   #6
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:06 AM   #7
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We put salt everywhere here... And it doesn't matter if it's on the bridge or not. Rain water go straight into the river here, so all the salt we put on the road end up at the same place than the salt put on the bridges...
Very interesting.
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:09 AM   #8
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Salt accelerates the corrosion of steel bridges and steel-reinforced concrete structures.
One of the hits from my internet search did mention this. I guess officials in my little corner of Texas don't worry about that...I'd imagine because the need arises so infrequently.
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Salt accelerates the corrosion of steel bridges and steel-reinforced concrete structures.

That too. If you google Champlain Bridge Montreal you would know what it does.

Anyways, we have a bridge that risk falling anytime now. lol
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:51 AM   #10
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One of the hits from my internet search did mention this. I guess officials in my little corner of Texas don't worry about that...I'd imagine because the need arises so infrequently.

If the salt water are directed away from the structure, then it isn't a problem.

In Montreal, we had salt eat away the structure for 35 years before someone said that isn't right. Now it's too late.
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Old 12-09-2014, 01:01 PM   #11
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Hmm Hmmm which do I want death from bridge collapse or death by NYC driver on icy streets?
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:29 PM   #13
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If the salt water are directed away from the structure, then it isn't a problem.
. It wouldn't surprise me though if the people here didn't make that provision in the design. In almost 6 1/2 years I've only seen salt on those bridges on two different days years apart.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:47 PM   #14
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Hmm Hmmm which do I want death from bridge collapse or death by NYC driver on icy streets?
I think I'd take the bridge collapse. The law may be different in New York (from many other states), as I notice that many drivers in Manhattan couldn't care less if there are people in the crosswalk.....who in many states would have the right of way. As long as they determine they won't hit the pedestrian, they'll turn through the crosswalk after stopping at the red light...sometimes coming pretty close to a pedestrian. Sometimes, If a driver stops on the red and then waits until the person in the crosswalk passes in front of their car, someone behind that person will honk at them . Pedestrians will cross against a red light on a one way street (or even half of a two way street....Park Avenue, for example...if the next car coming is far enough away.
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Anyways, we have a bridge that risk falling anytime now. lol
There is something going on (coincidence ?) with me and the time frame 7 weeks. I drove across the I-35 bridge over the Mississippi River in Minnesota, in my blue Yaris, 7 weeks before it collapsed on August 1st, 2007. I also stopped, 7 weeks before the incident...and also in my blue Yaris, at the Safeway (on my way from my hotel to the Apple store) in the small shopping center where Rep. Gabby Giffords and others were shot in Tucson, AZ on January 8th, 2011.
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There is something going on (coincidence ?) with me and the time frame 7 weeks. I drove across the I-35 bridge over the Mississippi River in Minnesota, in my blue Yaris, 7 weeks before it collapsed on August 1st, 2007. I also stopped, 7 weeks before the incident...and also in my blue Yaris, at the Safeway (on my way from my hotel to the Apple store) in the small shopping center where Rep. Gabby Giffords and others were shot in Tucson, AZ on January 8th, 2011.
Give us an itenerary of where you have been, and I think we'll stay the next state over 7 weeks later :D
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Give us an itenerary of where you have been, and I think we'll stay the next state over 7 weeks later :D


P.S. As of now, I'm only planning one more long distance trip in my blue Yaris...to NJ/NYC again. Some places are better reached by car (Montauk, North Fork, plus some places along the Hudson)....and last week I heard about a parking lot adjacent to Newark Penn Station where you can park for the whole day for $5. Blue Yaris = less likely to get stolen from that lot.

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There is something going on (coincidence ?) with me and the time frame 7 weeks. I drove across the I-35 bridge over the Mississippi River in Minnesota, in my blue Yaris, 7 weeks before it collapsed on August 1st, 2007. I also stopped, 7 weeks before the incident...and also in my blue Yaris, at the Safeway (on my way from my hotel to the Apple store) in the small shopping center where Rep. Gabby Giffords and others were shot in Tucson, AZ on January 8th, 2011.
I'll avoid the Brooklyn Bridge 7 weeks from now. Manhattan Bridge here I come.
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