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« Reply #120 on: February 16, 2018, 11:59:12 am »

Where's Sauer been?  Kind of odd he hasn't been popping in to complain about how the taxpayers can't afford to maintain the Gathering Place.

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« Reply #121 on: February 16, 2018, 12:32:59 pm »



Kind of my thought as well, given that we all had a pretty good idea about how old he was.  That's my first guess anyway.
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« Reply #122 on: February 19, 2018, 06:41:22 am »

Wave park/rapids moving to the west bank (like it was before)
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« Reply #123 on: February 19, 2018, 09:32:43 am »

Wave park/rapids moving to the west bank (like it was before)

Not on the east side?  That is what is shown in the renderings

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« Reply #124 on: February 19, 2018, 10:59:00 am »

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« Reply #125 on: February 19, 2018, 11:07:20 am »

Monorail?  Release the Inhofe!
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« Reply #126 on: February 19, 2018, 11:09:16 am »


One of the nicest things about the old bridge was the cover.  Made it bearable to watch the sand in the river when it was 100 degrees outside...   

Oh well...   Such is the price of progress. 
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« Reply #127 on: February 19, 2018, 11:47:09 am »

One of the nicest things about the old bridge was the cover.  Made it bearable to watch the sand in the river when it was 100 degrees outside...   

Oh well...   Such is the price of progress. 

Shade structures are planned but we can't afford them right now

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« Reply #128 on: February 19, 2018, 03:28:35 pm »

Those aren't in your earlier picture...   Of course, that one also shows a glass guardrail as well.

Would it be silly to suggest they just use the existing concrete piers to save money for the bridge or is that idea already off the table?
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« Reply #129 on: February 19, 2018, 06:00:07 pm »

Would it be silly to suggest they just use the existing concrete piers to save money for the bridge or is that idea already off the table?

I believe there were some structural problems with the piers too.  I looked through this thread but couldn't find the reference.
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« Reply #130 on: February 19, 2018, 09:51:34 pm »


Would it be silly to suggest they just use the existing concrete piers to save money for the bridge or is that idea already off the table?

I actually preferred the old trestle bridge to any of the proposed ones. Sentimentality perhaps, but it had character.
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« Reply #131 on: February 20, 2018, 08:17:25 am »

I actually preferred the old trestle bridge to any of the proposed ones. Sentimentality perhaps, but it had character.

Me too.   But unfortunately, I have learned that what I like, and the possibilities of putting millions of taxpayer dollars into someone's pocket rarely have similar interests.

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« Reply #132 on: February 20, 2018, 08:24:59 am »

I too preferred the old bridge.  Old bridge next to a shiny new park would have been awesome.  I really hope we had the engineering study double checked before committing to investing $100mil (or whatever) to replace it.  I'd probably get a second opinion before replacing an engine in my car for $1k...
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« Reply #133 on: February 20, 2018, 12:47:37 pm »

Would it be silly to suggest they just use the existing concrete piers to save money for the bridge or is that idea already off the table?

Yeah, it kinda would. Those existing concrete piers are the whole reason the bridge has to be replaced. They were found to be basically gravel held together by sheeting and straps. The concrete completely deteriorated years ago and it has been unsafe for a long time. Kind of a scandal, IMO... Fortunately we never had to pay the consequences. Hopefully that was the only bridge like that.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #134 on: February 20, 2018, 01:51:12 pm »

Yeah, it kinda would. Those existing concrete piers are the whole reason the bridge has to be replaced. They were found to be basically gravel held together by sheeting and straps. The concrete completely deteriorated years ago and it has been unsafe for a long time. Kind of a scandal, IMO... Fortunately we never had to pay the consequences. Hopefully that was the only bridge like that.  Roll Eyes


How old is that bridge...??   About 100 years... (1915 or so.)   Not sure that is much of a scandal - - lasted and was used for a long time for trains (until 1974).  Especially compared to new highways we have that are getting rebuilt every 4 to 5 years or so.  But they are assfault, so that's ok...  Jobs!!


There are a lot more bridges like that and worse in this state.  There were several on the Turner Turnpike that I commented on repeatedly for quite a while.  They did a major replace cycle on some of them a few years ago.   The state has several hundred more that are also bad.


http://okbridges.wkinsler.com/tulsa_county/arkansasbridge8.html


This is kinda interesting....

http://www.tulsaworld.com/blogs/news/throwbacktulsa/throwback-tulsa-we-built-a-bridge-to-the-future-in/article_6ab158de-cee3-58ef-990a-d7f75f10f053.html

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