I’m saying part two because I’m fairly confident I’ve talked about this before.
Yesterday on my way home from work, I took my usual exit off the highway and looped beneath the drawbridge that connects our two towns, but instead of whipping past the river and climbing to the next bridge, I had to swerve to avoid hitting a van parked next to the cement supports. A police car nuzzled close behind, lights flashing off the underside of the bridge, but no one stood outside the vehicles.
My first thought?
“I wonder if there’s a bomb in the van, and someone’s plotting to destroy the bridge!”
Don’t look at me like that. It could happen.
Yes, I live in a teeny town, but the next closest bridge is close to twenty miles away. During summer months the drawbridge stops traffic up to twice and hour, and on the occasions it gets stuck, no one can get past for hours. If the bridge became impassible permanently, it’d severely disrupt the lives of everyone living in the surrounding area. So if someone were to take it out with a van full of C4, more than just the bridge would feel the impact.
See, it’s a perfectly reasonable concern.
At the time of this posting, no bombs have detonated and the drawbridge still stands.
As far as we know…