Threads of Salvation

posted Dec 23, 2008
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by Mofo from the Hood on 12/23/2008 @ 11:05pm
Mr. Anderson, you've been looking at too many of those posters by those guys that eat Wheaties and paste and then stick their posters all around town on private property.

Now redraw that bridge properly by including concrete barriers and then add a stack or two of 50-gallon oil drums, and an abandoned '79 VW pick-up truck, and some ivy draping off the roadway, and a couple of mattreses on the bridge deck tilted up against the girders, and also add some sleeping bags and a half dozen randomly parked shopping carts.

Here's the standard Tacoma reusable caption:
"One Man's Junk Is Another Man's Treasure."

by NineInchNachos on 12/24/2008 @ 2:34pm
ha! you forgot the rope swing somebody tied under the operator's booth

by Twisty on 2/15/2009 @ 1:19pm
Thank you for labeling the bridge with it's real name: 11th Street Bridge.

by Twisty on 2/15/2009 @ 1:20pm
Thank you for labeling the bridge with it's real name: 11th Street Bridge.

by NineInchNachos on 2/15/2009 @ 3:36pm
anything for you twisty. Hey, any thoughts on the sales tax revenue shortfall vs. record transit ridership cartoon ideas?

by NineInchNachos on 12/15/2010 @ 5:14pm

by NineInchNachos on 12/15/2010 @ 5:15pm

This just in from the City of Tacoma.

Wire theft, damage to controls leave Murray Morgan Bridge unable to open

Sometime between Nov. 22 and Dec. 8, copper wire thieves broke into the mechanical room on the Murray Morgan Bridge and stole all of the wiring in the power and control panel that is used to raise and lower the bridge.
As a result of this theft and extensive damage to the motors and controls used to move the bridge, the bridge currently cannot be raised to allow ships to pass underneath. City engineers have notified the United States Coast Guard, Martinac Shipbuilding and the Foss Waterway Development Authority, as well as local marine users, about the inability to open the bridge. The bridge control equipment and motors are so badly damaged and so old that repair parts are no longer available, so the equipment will need to be replaced. The estimated replacement cost is between $250,000 and $300,000. City staff is investigating interim means to raise the bridge for marine traffic to pass underneath. The bridge is typically opened two or three times per month during the winter months and between 10 and 12 times per month during the peak summer boating season. Planning for the rehabilitation of the Murray Morgan Bridge is under way, and the City just announced that it has selected PCL Construction Services, Inc. of Bellevue, Wash. to rehabilitate the bridge. Phase 1 of the repair, which will allow the historic bridge to re-open to vehicle traffic with one lane in each direction, is projected to be complete by the end of 2012.

by cisserosmiley on 12/16/2010 @ 1:55am
leave it closed, park old cars on it, call it a museum

by L.S.Erhardt on 12/16/2010 @ 2:00pm
Is this a surprise? Stuff like this is going to become increasingly common as the economy continues to erode.

by fredo on 12/16/2010 @ 2:39pm
"The estimated replacement cost is between $250,000 and $300,000"

but the thieves were probably some people hurt by the George W. Bush administration, the wall street bailouts, and the two illegal unfunded Mideast wars. hopefully these thieves will see fit to forgive our society. perhaps a reconciliation park in their honor would pave the way to a more harmonious society.

by Erik on 12/16/2010 @ 4:48pm
They need to remember to lock the place up at night!

by NineInchNachos on 12/16/2010 @ 8:39pm
Goddess of commerce... has anyone checked up on her lately? she could be being dismembered with hacksaws right now! Curse you Methlahem !

by fredo on 12/16/2010 @ 11:45pm
the city keeps $300,000 worth of copper wire and control equipment in an unattended and unalarmed building and nobody looks in on it for 16 days at a time? probably the mayor was too busy practicing for "Dancing with the Tacoma Stars" to check in.

this on top of the million dollar leak at the Urban Waters building and a million dollar leak at OCH and the closing of the museum. Did anyone else notice that Tacoma's Karma went bad just about the time the Reconciliation Park pagoda was installed. that thing brought back the spirits of the chinese workers We're all doomed, even you RR, the CRP supporters have unlocked the gates to hell.

by NineInchNachos on 12/17/2010 @ 9:47am
nowhere to go but up!

by L.S.Erhardt on 12/17/2010 @ 12:28pm
Actually, I noticed that the karma went bad right about the time Fredo changed his avatar from the flag dude.


by NineInchNachos on 12/17/2010 @ 12:32pm
yeah Fredo, thanks a lot.

by NineInchNachos on 12/17/2010 @ 12:32pm

by The Jinxmedic on 12/17/2010 @ 1:00pm
It's all Fredo's fault.