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Thieves Steal 200 Ton Bridge Answered

I was always impressed by pranks such as the fire truck on the Great Dome at MIT, but over in Russia some thieves went waaayyy beyond that with some criminal shenanigans. These guys walked off (OK, drove) with 200 tons of metal from a bridge to be sold as scrap. It was all done in the middle of the night and it's also the only road to a heating plant. All the workers will now need to find new ways to get to the plant.

So... how'd they do it?

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

12 years ago

it doesn't specify what kind of bridge it was, some bridges are made from sections, maybe they just dissassembled it. They said there's a heating plant nearby.......who's to say they didn't take some tools from there?

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

12 years ago

Haha, I love this, though it's a bit annoying to see something you always wanted to do done... I loved the firetruck and had forgotten all about it before, this is the kind of criminal that should walk free, I think the justice systems of the world should have a dick dastardly system, penalties and jailtime shall be shortened or waived in the face of complete insanities such as these here...

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Senseless
Senseless

13 years ago

I suspect the bridge is in fact still there, merely sprayed with Invisible Paint, and the thieves will return after the heat has died down to haul off their bounty...

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

...Invisible Paint... Like on Spongebob!

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 12 years ago

maybe that's what Criss Angel does.....he makes a bridge over a pool and walks so it looks like hes walking on water.....

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 12 years ago

yay spongebob!! Influencing our young criminals!

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Or rather our practical jokesters...that's what he used it for!

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 12 years ago

lol "they're floating in mid-air!"

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VogelYogel
VogelYogel

13 years ago

Well, it's obvious that they are actually genetically engineered blade-people. Like wolverine, except with blades coming out of every part in their body. All they did was swing their arms around, cutting the bridge apart. Then, using their awesome strength, supplied by the radiation from Chernobyl, they ran away with it, to supply their inner-body blades. Simple!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

They did it from a blimp. One man stayed in the gondola to keep control, the others bungeed out with nail-files, taking a quick swipe at the bridge on every pass.

When they finally sawed through the metal, they all jumped at once, grabbed the bridge together and away....

Simple really. Anybody got the phone number for Interpol?

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jtobako
jtobako

13 years ago

Not the first time. Several bridges in eastern europe have been stolen in the same way. I'd look for a logging truck with the big cherry picker claw. Looks like logging country to me.

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

13 years ago

Damn! I wish i had that much scrap! Geniuses!

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zachninme
zachninme

13 years ago

One word: Awesome. I'm curious how the did it, too...

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

it sounded like the bridge was just a couple of pipes with sheet metal ontop, maybe they used a torch?

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Doctor What
Doctor What

13 years ago

Not bad. Not bad at all. If the world has to have thieves, at least they are getting more creative.