Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Remedial Sandbox Training

I used to think that the people who serviced telephone and electrical lines were rather hardy souls who didn't mind hard work, venturing out in inclement conditions, and getting a little dirty when the occasion called for it. Either some tenderfoot officials have crept into the system or else someone on the road commissioner's staff could use a little extra work.


The ditch here is not unusually deep or wide here, and I think that an average person in decent shape should be able to hop across with little trouble. Even if the ditch is a little difficult to hop here, it's even smaller a few yards up the road. Still, this culvert has been installed recently to provide access from the road.




Never mind that this culvert is as tall as it wide, or that there's probably a field access culvert within easy walking distance. The great thing about this is the way it was installed. According to a reliable source this was put in using a backhoe!


Time to go back to the sandbox for a little remedial training.

7 Comments:

At 11:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm no engineer, nor do I play one on TV, but that is just plain pathetic...

-gsc1039

 
At 5:24 AM, Blogger Mr. Engineering Johnson said...

I think it's an engineering marvel, but not necessarily in the good way.

 
At 6:41 AM, Blogger TrueBlueSam said...

It rivals the storm drain on the sidewalk. http://truebluesam.blogspot.com/2008/09/labor-day-weekend-review.html

At least the culvert did not involve a federal grant..I hope.

 
At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But now the lineman's job can be handled by someone requiring wheelchair access!

 
At 9:24 PM, Blogger Mr. Engineering Johnson said...

Only if the wheelchair has big knobby tires and a lift kit.

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger DirtCrashr said...

How many Vietcong sappers can hide inside? ;-)

 
At 11:16 AM, Blogger Ride Fast said...

That looks more dangerous than the ditch itself. Maybe Jimmy Hoffa is buried there and it's all a clever disguise?

 

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