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Date: 06/03/10 08:04 AM

69 Responses to In Soviet Russia, You Don`t Drive On Roads….

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    June 2, 2010 at 9:07 pm
    Link: In Soviet Russia, You Don`t Drive On Roads.... - They drive you! Crazy bridge is crazy!
  2. Profile photo of SorasNobody
    SorasNobody Male 13-17
    80 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 8:09 am
    Wow, that looks so fake...
  3. Profile photo of bananajojo
    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:13 am
    why is it doing that
  4. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:16 am
    I guess they didnt learn from the American experience
  5. Profile photo of shaboinkin
    shaboinkin Male 18-29
    456 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 8:20 am
    tacoma bridge all over again
  6. Profile photo of shaboinkin
    shaboinkin Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:22 am
    @bananajojo

    Long story short, it`s because of Resonance
  7. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:24 am
    Looks like it breathing.. Oh my God it is Breathing !!
    Kill it Kill it NOW!
  8. Profile photo of dramaeco
    dramaeco Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:29 am
    ahh natural rhythm
  9. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:43 am
    Interesting that that`s happening on a platform bridge. Expect that more from suspension bridges.
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    buttsdowhat Female 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:43 am
    I`m not an expert or anything, but I don`t think it`s supposed to do that.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 8:43 am
    Somebody is prolly running late because of that.
  12. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 8:46 am
    Goddamnit Russia, learn to engineer.
  13. Profile photo of Lw
    Lw Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:01 am
    "Goddamnit Russia, learn to engineer."

    Maybe they should ask Tacoma`s engineers for advice.
  14. Profile photo of Reaper171
    Reaper171 Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:02 am
    Its fake ROFL have you seen the perfect movement every single time it bends?
  15. Profile photo of theos12
    theos12 Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:04 am
    For those of you that think this is fake or wonder what causes this - search for "Tacoma Narrows Bridge." It literally shook itself to pieces. Bad engineers aren`t limited to Russia.
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    pui Female 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:16 am
    how does the concrete bend like that? o_O Wouldn`t it be all cracked?
  17. Profile photo of mmill928
    mmill928 Female 18-29
    275 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 9:18 am
    if the Tacoma bridge was called Galloping Gertie, what would this bridge be called?
  18. Profile photo of Iron204
    Iron204 Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:28 am
    @pui no it wouldn`t beleave it or not lol
  19. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:32 am
    They just opened the damn thing last year after 13 years of construction...bummer.
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    revdrdark Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:33 am
    Superb Engineering, I see this is now a Galloping Gertie thread, so I won`t repeat what`s been said here, we`ve all seen that footage.
  21. Profile photo of ZackDark
    ZackDark Male 18-29
    299 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 9:39 am
    @Reaper171: that`s actually exactly why it is happening, near-perfect oscillation by the wind.

    @Pui: most things the you assume are solid (actually all of them) are actually liquids. But it is easier to understand what`s going on by assuming everything has elastic proprieties on some degree.

    The oscillation simply pushes the bend to the limit
  22. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 9:47 am
    So is this just a shot of a bridge with some bad editing and some creaking sounds thrown on there or..?
  23. Profile photo of deciexe
    deciexe Male 18-29
    12 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 10:04 am
    Guys, When they show a clip of the left side of the bridge look at the beam that runs the length of the bridge. Watch how it smooshes together and the goes back to way its supposed to be. This is a Hoax. The metal would have been torn to shreds had it really happened.
  24. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
    878 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 10:07 am
    no one can make me believe that is real. i mean NO ONE! Russia doesn`t make a bridge like that, Russia is big country!
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    Lixa123 Female 18-29
    579 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 10:54 am
    This is real, apparently.

    Go, unreal reality!

    Youtube searches turn up different videos of it, some being news shots, some hand-held-camera shots. Either way, it seems to be real.

    I want to go see it, now. It looks so cool haha.
  26. Profile photo of Davric
    Davric Male 18-29
    54 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 11:41 am
    It`s real. Design flaw, probably means it`s about to collapse. Didn`t you notice the siren, or the stopped traffic, or that nobody was on the bridge? Tacoma Narrows Bridge
  27. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
    1003 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 11:54 am
    This is the same thing that happened to the Tacoma Narrows bridge many years ago. It is real. What happens is that when the howling of the wind hits the resonant frequency of the bridge, it causes the bridge to resonate out of control and wave around like that. It doesn`t even have to be a strong wind. Because of that, most bridges now are engineered with acoustics taken into account. Apparently nobody told Russia.
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    Sonsglow Male 18-29
    201 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 11:57 am
    That`s crazy, man! haha awesome
  29. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    amazing how flexible tarmac is!
  30. Profile photo of Blandino123
    Blandino123 Male 13-17
    88 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    wow , almost looks like its suppost to do that
  31. Profile photo of K3vin
    K3vin Male 18-29
    487 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    Yeah Joolin, that`s probably an old bridge... I think that the Tacoma Narrows was one of those things that the engineering community around the world learned from. That or Russia just thought they could make it work because they`re Russia.

    If you knew the length of the bridge you could probably guestimate the resonant frequency, didn`t look too high based on the wavelength.
  32. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25407 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    Subwoofer mate!
  33. Profile photo of EdiMesic
    EdiMesic Male 18-29
    594 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    This seems almost unreal. Not calling `fake`, though. I just imagine a lot more rumbling and the concrete breaking or something. A bridge couldn`t be this flexible and not collapse, could it?
  34. Profile photo of Kagenbesexy
    Kagenbesexy Male 18-29
    69 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    Is that legal?
  35. Profile photo of carpedog
    carpedog Female 40-49
    50 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    edimesic: google Tacoma Narrows bridge
  36. Profile photo of charliew07
    charliew07 Male 13-17
    143 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    No this is definatly a real bridge. I think that they used to have one in the states, but it got taken down or fell. Its unsafe for sure though
  37. Profile photo of Frambuesas
    Frambuesas Female 18-29
    136 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    how does the pavement not crack? last I checked, asphalt doesn`t have very good elastic properties..
  38. Profile photo of Trumple07
    Trumple07 Male 13-17
    422 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    "how does the pavement not crack? last I checked, asphalt doesn`t have very good elastic properties.. "

    Asphalt and concrete are both flexible....ever seen it melt in the sun? Its kinda like that
  39. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    It`s the Russian Galloping Gertie! Too bad, they could have learned from our mistakes on this one.
  40. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    lol! i totaly want to walk across that now!

    NO I DONT CARE THAT ITS UNSAFE
  41. Profile photo of MountainBord
    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    i will believe it when i see some cars driving on it..
  42. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31766 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    Badly designed bridge is bad!
  43. Profile photo of xXamwxxXx
    xXamwxxXx Male 18-29
    285 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    Anybody thinking this isn`t real look up the Tacoma Narrows bridge video.
  44. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
    2221 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    That`s AWESOME.
  45. Profile photo of mikeacello
    mikeacello Male 18-29
    112 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 5:26 pm
    Fake. Real bridges don`t make a creaky-creak sound. When a real bridge warps and flexes, it`s more of a krrkidirkreeeerdk sound.
  46. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 5:35 pm
    There IS NO Soviet Russia. The Soviet Union disbanded years ago. Wake up and smell the real world, people.
  47. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 5:44 pm
    That is a pretty badly designed bridge, but I have seen worse.
  48. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 6:05 pm
    Lionhart2 i was just joking....its a saying is all
  49. Profile photo of billy66bare
    billy66bare Male 18-29
    289 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    I can`t wait to compare the "ripping itself apart" video of this to Galloping Gertie.
  50. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    This is small compared to the Tacoma Narrows disaster.
  51. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 6:12 pm
    lionhart2 here is how the joke works....in case you haven`t heard of it. yakov smirnov is credited with using it in his act`
    uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Russian_reversal_(joke)
  52. Profile photo of TadnJess
    TadnJess Male 30-39
    147 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm
    Wind creates a harmonic resonance over and under the bridge causing that to happen. If it gets too bad, the bridge goes down. I think over here in America, on long span bridges they put angled sheets of metal on the sides of the bridge that act like an airfoil to prevent that resonance from happening.
  53. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    normal vibration modes FTW!
  54. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 6:43 pm
    @kitteh9lives and lionhart2
    They`re also supposed to have Orwellian undertones.
  55. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    "In Soviet Russia the TV watches you!"
  56. Profile photo of necrobitch
    necrobitch Female 18-29
    467 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    this happens with the heat aswell
  57. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    In USA, Galloping Gertie crosses you!
  58. Profile photo of DrHorrible
    DrHorrible Male 18-29
    108 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    Thank you Lionhart! I live about 5 miles from the new narrows, and Gertie (the old bridge) was FAR worse than this one. :D
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    SamVimes Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:57 pm

  60. Profile photo of Loveabye
    Loveabye Female 18-29
    163 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 9:11 pm
    Yeah, this has destroyed a bridge or two before and always has terrified me. I`m afraid to go over bridges ><
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    cdubb4201 Male 18-29
    139 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    Mythbusters did a whole episode on this sort of thing. It is definitly real.
  62. Profile photo of Kingreggie
    Kingreggie Male 18-29
    154 posts
    June 4, 2010 at 12:12 am
    the bridge is very angry
  63. Profile photo of Dragonlord
    Dragonlord Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2010 at 10:31 am
    The shaking road is not unreasonable (somebody forgot to check resonances!), but at :15, the extreme degree to which the concrete is expanding and contracting... I dunno, I`m feeling kinda skeptical about this one. I won`t deny it outright, but something seems off.
  64. Profile photo of Kalkin
    Kalkin Male 18-29
    44 posts
    June 4, 2010 at 11:31 am
    I was going to call bs on this, because it looks very faked, but there are several other videos of it on youtube.
  65. Profile photo of CVizzle
    CVizzle Male 18-29
    74 posts
    June 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    The Tacoma Narrows did that before it was cool! Quit posing Russia!
  66. Profile photo of taelmx
    taelmx Female 18-29
    247 posts
    June 4, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    it`s not big waves, it`s resonance, like pushing a swing at the right time.
  67. Profile photo of marissameows
    marissameows Female 18-29
    171 posts
    June 4, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    resonance.
  68. Profile photo of cahalla
    cahalla Female 18-29
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    June 6, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    definitely not fake ive seen news clips of things like this... annnd also if i was anywhere near that bridge id be peeing myself in my car... just so ya know
  69. Profile photo of DJL
    DJL Male 30-39
    134 posts
    June 7, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    For all of you comparing this to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse. Look up aeroelastic fluttering.

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