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Old 10-22-2018, 10:28 AM   #1
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Do those coaches really weigh 60K+?
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:46 AM   #2
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Do those coaches really weigh 60K+?
My 40' Eagle weighed 43k with no passengers and nearly empty tanks.

I wouldn't be surprised if you could approach 60k with a full 45' coach.
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Old 10-22-2018, 02:07 PM   #3
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That's crazy. Driver should loose his job..
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Do those coaches really weigh 60K+?

They don't put 3 axles under 'em for nothing!
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:43 PM   #5
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However, all suspension bridges are flexible structures. They're designed to flex slightly from loads and wind forces - if they didn't they'd probably crack apart. Many years ago I was riding my bicycle across the Firth of Forth suspension bridge (the old one, not the new Queensferry Crossing) in Scotland, and when I stopped in the middle for a rest I could see and feel the entire bridge gently undulating when heavy trucks were moving on it. It was like being on a ship in a gentle swell, just slowly bobbing up and down. Fun! It looked like that bridge in AR was not happy under the weight of a loaded MCI, but who knows if it caused any lasting damage or not?

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