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Dirty Jobs

imported_weadjust

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?Bridge Painter?
Painting one of the largest suspension bridges in the world, the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan.

Anybody watching this episode on right now. Man that's crazy.
 

imported_weadjust

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I don't what would be worse the height or claustrophobia inside one of those towers. That was a thight fit for Mike climbing the ladders and going through those tiny holes.
 

bunker

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Good episode!
In 1989, a tragic accident captured the front pages of state newspapers. Leslie Pluhar's 1987 Yugo, a small car, plunged from the bridge more than 150 feet to the straits below. It was the first vehicle to fall off the five-mile span since it opened. Gale force winds blowing from the northwest helped lift her car off the roadway and over the side. In 1990, a Senate committee recommended replacing the bridge's 36-inch high outer railing with a 48-inch railing that curves inward toward the bridge deck.
My uncle was engaged to be married to her at that time...
 

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