The Glenloch Bridge demolition

johnboy 15 November 2010 13

The endlessly disturbing “CanberraUser / Mr Gillespie” has posted to YouTube video of the Glenloch bridge explosion over the weekend.

Looks like fun!


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Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 11:13 am 16 Nov 10

Mr Gillespie said :

Thoroughly Smashed said :

I’m interested to know how a controlled demolition makes Canberra BORING.

The secret way they went about doing it, y’know, keeping it under wraps. The need they feel to keep it under wraps just goes to show how BORING those obscenely spoilt spoilsports are. They could have posted on Facebook, Twitter, email, anything in this day & age, but oh no…..the gutless employees of TAMS couldn’t even sneak it out anonymously.

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colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 10:57 am 16 Nov 10

screaming banshee said :

They scheduled it for 6.30am so they could justify closing Glenloch at midday on Friday pissing off the afternoon commuters. Nice one jerks!

Try putting a f*cking sign up next time!

Oh noes, did you have a little detour? harden up sunshine.

Mr Gillespie Mr Gillespie 10:49 am 16 Nov 10

Deref said :

Mr Gillespie – you weren’t around during the Carnell era, were you. 😉

Thanks for the video.

No problem — I uploaded it to illustrate a point. Yes I was around during the Carnell era — but that’s ancient history. It’s not 1997 anymore — it’s 2010. Build a bridge and get over it (instead of blowing them up all the time, pardon the pun hehe).

Thoroughly Smashed said :

I’m interested to know how a controlled demolition makes Canberra BORING.

The secret way they went about doing it, y’know, keeping it under wraps. The need they feel to keep it under wraps just goes to show how BORING those obscenely spoilt spoilsports are. They could have posted on Facebook, Twitter, email, anything in this day & age, but oh no…..the gutless employees of TAMS couldn’t even sneak it out anonymously.

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 8:56 am 16 Nov 10

I’m interested to know how a controlled demolition makes Canberra BORING.

Deref Deref 7:35 am 16 Nov 10

Mr Gillespie – you weren’t around during the Carnell era, were you. 😉

Thanks for the video.

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 4:25 am 16 Nov 10

screaming banshee said :

They scheduled it for 6.30am so they could justify closing Glenloch at midday on Friday pissing off the afternoon commuters. Nice one jerks!

Try putting a f*cking sign up next time!

There were announcements on the radio (all Canberra stations I believe) and in the newspaper days prior to the event, have you been living under a rock? Perhaps you would of preferred a govt representitive to personally visit every single household in Canberra – may as well make it every workplace as well just incase people aren’t home – and inform everyone of the planned bridgeworks?

Mr Gillespie Mr Gillespie 11:44 pm 15 Nov 10

BD84, it’s the ACT Government’s smartarse, dickhead way of showing us in no uncertain terms that they think they are better than us and have the upper hand on us by denying us the right to merely WATCH the spectacular even if it is from a safe distance of in excess of the 1km exclusion zone. For having my point of view and protesting it, I have been described as “endlessly disturbing”, which is pretty sad (unless, of course, it’s just Johnboy’s strange sense of humour speaking).

screaming banshee screaming banshee 11:36 pm 15 Nov 10

They scheduled it for 6.30am so they could justify closing Glenloch at midday on Friday pissing off the afternoon commuters. Nice one jerks!

Try putting a f*cking sign up next time!

bd84 bd84 10:26 pm 15 Nov 10

Pretty cool. Although why they decided to do it at 6.30am is a bit puzzling as I would imagine the sound would travel quite a way at that time.. A way to stop hoards of people showing up to watch maybe?

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 9:17 pm 15 Nov 10

Spectra said :

The engineer in me is passingly curious how the road surface below was protected.

…marshmallows… yep… marshmallows…

mr reason mr reason 8:32 pm 15 Nov 10

What a waste. Couldn’t it have been donated to an African country?

J Dawg J Dawg 7:25 pm 15 Nov 10

Spectra said :

The engineer in me is passingly curious how the road surface below was protected. You only have to look at the Barton Hwy to see the kind of damage that dropping a bridge on the road will do.

Drove past on Friday arvo and it the road below the bridge appeared to have a lot of dirt (probably at least a meter high, if not more) covering the road surface

Spectra Spectra 2:43 pm 15 Nov 10

The engineer in me is passingly curious how the road surface below was protected. You only have to look at the Barton Hwy to see the kind of damage that dropping a bridge on the road will do.

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