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Blowing up bridges

Discussion in 'WWII General' started by Fatboy Coxy, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. bronk7

    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    .....so my question is, can you significantly damage a bridge with 300lbs of explosive [ backpacked in ] ?... damage meaning it can't be repaired [ or fixed to hold vehicles--this isn't where safety groups will be checking it out ] in the ''standard'' amount of time ...time that will significantly alter the battle/etc ....also, will there be troops guarding the bridge?
    ..time: is there a battle brewing? are troops/tanks/etc going to use it for a retreat? if not, does it matter if the bridge is even blown?
    ..backpacked in--if you bring in more explosives, that means more men = more chance of being discovered...

    ...a lot of issues to think about, yes? well, that's reality --not the movies
     
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    Fatboy Coxy New Member

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    Thank you bronk7, that pretty much sums up my initial post :thumbup:
     
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    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    ..I did look at some modern examples and it looks like you can do some damage if you hit the right spot ..I am very, very surprised that a truck could possibly cause a bridge problem
    however, it does say:
    bold mine
    ...I would think a truck hitting the bridge would be a '''common'''/'''probable'' incident''

    I-5 and the Physics of Bridge Collapses | RealClearScience
    9 Common Reasons for Bridge Failures - Bridge Masters
     

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