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Scary bridges

New Zealand is good at scary bridges. One Lane Bridges* abound, even on the busiest highways. However, this bridge really took the biscuit...



This wooden single lane bridge on the main road down the west coast of South Island was shared with the main west coast railway line...

*I never really worked out the rule that defined which side got the stop sign. My best guess was that it was the side with the least visibility of the oncoming traffic...

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pmcmurray
Jan. 10th, 2005 12:03 pm (UTC)
ooh, such fun...

game of chicken, anyone?
pickledginger
Jan. 10th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
Eeeeek!
micheinnz
Jan. 10th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC)
If you have the white arrow going in the same direction as you, you have the right of way. If you have the red arrow, give way until the bridge is clear.
micheinnz
Jan. 10th, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC)
Trains always have the right of way.
sbisson
Jan. 11th, 2005 04:03 am (UTC)
No, I got that! It was more wondering how Transit decided which side had the right of way when they put up the signs!
marypcb
Jan. 11th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC)
but *why* does this side get the white arrow and that the red? it isn't alternating bridges, it isn't uphill/downhill...
stillcarl
Jan. 11th, 2005 01:46 am (UTC)
My brother said he was asked recently by a Brit how NZ managed to fund roading and such throughout the country when the population was only four million. Well, there's his answer!
elinor
Jan. 11th, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
ohmigodscary!!! How do you know if a train's coming?
marypcb
Jan. 11th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC)
normally ringing bells and lights and the fact that there's only one passenger train a way each day, but in practise (given that you never know when a goods train might be coming) - stop, look, listen, run for it ;-)
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