"Weak Bridge" road sign - what's it for?

Discussion in 'Engineers' Talk' started by diymostthings, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. Dewy

    Dewy New Member

    One sign that was seldom heeded was on a railway bridge crossing a main road in a town.
    The town was on a hill with 2 roads running parralel with the railway bridges at rightangles to the roads.
    The lower raod had plenty of room under the bridge but the higher road had 10' 3 metres clearance with the sign on the side of the bridge in lights 3 feet high.
    Never a week went by without some lorry trying to go under this low bridge.
    I sometimes had a drink in a pub a few yards away from the bridge and when a bang was heard a loud cry of laughter went up from all the regulars.
    On one occasion a refrigerated lorry full of frozen chickens hit the bridge at speed.
    The roof got sliced of spreading thousands of chickens on the road.
    Within minutes there was not one single chicken left on the road and chicken was for lunch the next day for a great many people. ;)
     
  2. wardoss

    wardoss New Member

    And what it is with putting Baby On Board sticker in cars.

    Is it so we don't crash into them, like we crash into other cars on purpose. Anyway you have to get right on the bumper of cars with that to read them.

    And another thing why is that you see some birds (not the feathery type) usually with large knockers with a top on with writing accross them, when you try to read they give you a funny look.

    Shouldn't wear it in the first place if you don't want people to look.
     
  3. wardoss

    wardoss New Member

    And what it is with putting Baby On Board sticker in cars.

    Is it so we don't crash into them, like we crash into other cars on purpose. Anyway you have to get right on the bumper of cars with that to read them.

    And another thing why is that you see some birds (not the feathery type) usually with large knockers with a top on with writing accross them, when you try to read they give you a funny look.

    Shouldn't wear it in the first place if you don't want people to look.
     
  4. Dewy

    Dewy New Member

    And another thing why is that you see some birds (not
    the feathery type) usually with large knockers with a
    top on with writing accross them, when you try to
    read they give you a funny look.

    Shouldn't wear it in the first place if you don't
    want people to look.


    That writing could cause problems if it contains the girls name and she is PAT
     
  5. iprwolf

    iprwolf Member

    Funny Signs !! Have you seen the ones that say "Blind Centre" with an arrow ??? I apologise to any blind people who read this !!!!!!
     
  6. Minesa Pint

    Minesa Pint New Member

    And what it is with putting Baby On Board sticker in cars.

    It's so that if you're really burstin' and can't find a toilet you can chap the window and ask for a nappy - can't think of any other good use for 'em....
     
  7. Jimbo

    Jimbo Screwfix Select

    re baby on board

    I heard they were a legal requirement in germany so if you do crash the emergency services know to look for a baby in the wreckage, seriously.
     
  8. scutch

    scutch Member

    re: stating the bleedin' obvious

    Meths bottles that have a 'do not drink' warning on them - in braille.
     
  9. gunslinger

    gunslinger New Member

    Best one I seen was a sign at roadworks in on the A1 at washington. it said "slow workforce in road
     
  10. Shake

    Shake New Member

    wot I cant understand is the sign in Marks & Sparks (when I go with the missus) that says "Bra Measuring Service".

    Surley they know the size of the bra and if not is there not a label.
     
  11. Dewy

    Dewy New Member

    What M&S really mean is a 'boob meauring service' as the majority of women do not wear the correct bra and cup size.
     
  12. clarkydot

    clarkydot New Member

    This sign used to be in all Woolworth Stores

    Thieves will be prosecuted.
    Guide dogs excepted.

    How come they can get away with it?

    Clarkydot.
     
  13. ultimatehandyman

    ultimatehandyman New Member

    Hi,

    Reminds me of a old joke-

    A guy gets stuck under a bridge in his 40ft artic, the police arrive eventually as they are too busy catching speeding motorists ( I added that bit) The Police officer gets out of his car, puts his hands on his hips and says " got stuck eh?", to which the wagon driver replies " no mate, I was delivering this bridge and run out of petrol".
     
  14. h'andy

    h'andy Member

    Theres one on a local cemetery

    No Parking, Cemetery Users Only

    lets hope they don't clamp cars as they could be there for a while!
     
  15. Stoday

    Stoday New Member

    "No smoking allowed" when they really mean "Smoking not allowed".
     
  16. robzjobz

    robzjobz New Member

    Could it be it's only there 'once a weak?'
     

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