October 03, 2006

Well, it IS the Fall Season...

Interstate ramp damaged, traffic diverted as 18-wheeler loses steel coil [Link and story updated]

Yet another tractor-trailer load of a giant heavy thing overturns on a local Interstate. For once, this didn't punch any holes in any roadways or hurt anyone, but it's only a matter of time before something truly horrible happens if companies don't find a better way of transporting these coils.

I suggest motorizing them and letting them roll themselves down the road instead of loading them on a trailer.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at October 3, 2006 09:24 AM

Sorta like this:


I live near the rolling road in Catonsville. It's really hard now to find the original port since the river silted up so bad in the 17th century. That's why Baltimore was founded.

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at October 3, 2006 09:32 AM

Well, there you go! Of course, that thing about having a straight gentle slope around here might run into some difficulties...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 3, 2006 09:56 AM

Sometimes the difficulties arise suddenly. Most of Rolling Road still exists, but you can't follow it all the way to the site of the old port since Hurricane Agnes in the early '70s rearranged things.

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at October 3, 2006 10:09 AM

Here's another wacky thought - what if your collection of Mario Andrettis over there slow down a warp notch or two?

Posted by: skinnydan at October 3, 2006 11:07 AM

That's certainly part of the problem--and it's made worse by the fact that few people take heed of the ginormous amount of warning signs and rumble strips and junk they have posted around this particular interchange. It makes a tight S-curve, ironically enough, to clear a big cemetery. But if you don't slow down enough, over you tip. They don't call it Deadman's Curve for nothing.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at October 3, 2006 11:11 AM