anybody hear this before?

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As the architectural saying goes, “Anyone can design a bridge that stands. It takes an engineer to design a bridge that barely stands.”
i know a lot of architects and engineers and I've never heard anyone say this before.

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They determine the weight limit for bridges by driving heavier and heavier trucks across until the bridge collapses, then they rebuild the bridge and put up the weight limit sign.

Never heard that before

Google has, along with variations on the above, such as "Any idiot can build a bridge that stands, but it takes an engineer to build a bridge that barely stands."

And I think I may have heard this before - it certainly sound familiar...

For structures that barely(or don't even) stand, look at designs by architect Frank Lloyd Wright such as Fallingwater. On the other hand, the Brooklyn Bridge was designed by an engineer and completed in 1883.


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kamalktk said:   They determine the weight limit for bridges by driving heavier and heavier trucks across until the bridge collapses, then they rebuild the bridge and put up the weight limit sign.
...says Calvin's dad.......
http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/11/26

 

clangle said:   kamalktk said:   They determine the weight limit for bridges by driving heavier and heavier trucks across until the bridge collapses, then they rebuild the bridge and put up the weight limit sign.
...says Calvin's dad.......
http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/11/26

 

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