Photo courtesy of Whitfield-Murray Historical Society
I remember driving across this bridge back in the day. It was absolutely terrifying. It was pretty high up from the river, and this bridge would squeal, moan, shudder, shake and do all manner of things to make you think you were going to die. Funny thing is, I just went across the sturdy and safe UCEB a few weeks ago and I wish the old one was still there just to go across one more time. We just don't know what we have till it's gone.
The Usual Suspects around here like to have some fun with this one.
I like to think of it as Unattractive Concrete Eyesore Bridge myself, but sometimes it seems more like
Unequivocally Commonplace Excremental Balderdash.
That said, in Wisconsin, some bridges are being built with the idea of fooling the eye into believing that the new structures use stonework, or blocks, as a part of the structure.
Upon closer inspection, we find that the stones/blocks are neither, but are built into a mold that is filled with cement slurry. I cannot tell if they're painted or if dye is placed in the mold, I suspect they are dyed.
In my posting on the Eureka WI Bascule Bridge, I originally had a paragraph that I edited out about how this unique bridge was being replaced with a "boring generic concrete bridge extruded by the foot and chopped off to the required length". So I guess I was using my own terminology while translating.
My primary question was whether this was a technical designation or an editorial abbreviation. I guess my question is answered.
It depends on who you ask.
Uninspiring Concrete Eyesore Bridge
Ugly Concrete Eysore Bridge
There are probably a few others as well.
Uninspired Concrete Extruded Bridge?