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Idiots with cutting torches

Last week brought the sensational news that thieves successfully stole an entire 50 foot long steel bridge in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.

Sadly, this wasn't a freak incident. This week, scrap metal thieves have reportedly struck bridges in Mississippi, removing the support pilings from multiple bridges in Chickasaw County. This is a more ominous development, as any of these damaged bridges could collapse under the weight of the next unsuspecting driver that comes along.

Hopefully this outbreak of bridge thefts will stop once the idiots with the cutting torches realize that scrap steel prices aren't that lucrative.

Comments  (5)

Idiots with cutting torches
Posted October 20, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Going out on a limb here, but could part of the Covert's Crossing bridge have been moved here and then stolen?

Idiots with cutting torches
Posted October 18, 2011, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)
Idiots with cutting torches
Posted October 11, 2011, by K. A. Erickson

I added the bridge here.

http://bridgehunter.com/pa/lawrence/bh49807/

I do not believe it was ever added before. I think this might be the location of where it was. A pony maybe?

Switch between Bing and Google maps and judge for yourself.

Idiots with cutting torches
Posted October 11, 2011, by Daniel Hopkins (chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net)

So which bridge on here is now missing ? Did anyone even record it on Bridge Hunter???

Idiots with cutting torches
Posted October 11, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Only 50 feet long - if it was a truss it was obviously a tiny one. None of the articles seem to have pictures. Could it have been a beam bridge?