Of course this cable twist above the pavement created a huge nuisance. And the Bridge people are trying to solve it.
Yes, of course I have a solution that would be win win for everyone. It's just a matter of keeping the ice off the cables. Sure they could use heavy equipment at high cost but my way is cheaper.
So if there is an elevator inside those huge cable posts, it would help a lot. Or not.
You see, in mid winter we have many homeless people roaming the Vancouver area. Those poor folk are doing all they can to survive. My idea would help them a lot. And they have nowhere to go anyway.
What we do, you see, is hoist those homeless people up to the top of the cable towers. The people are usually loaded with extra donated Sally Anne clothing that is often out of style anyway, like those old Russian Army type woolen overcoats etc. We strap them at the top, onto the cables, even using a handcuff if they were not going to be able to hold on for the slide down .... And then let them go, clutching to the cable. Yes? And while descending, they would sort of scrape the cable free of ice and snow.
I believe this would be a practical way to keep the
bridge cables free of ice in the winter. And keep a lot of people
from crossing the Fraser under threat of ice bombs.
Well it's better than the one about having the
traffic go 1 mile per hour so the exhaust fumes melt
the ice. And besides, people would get home too
late. If you're gonna pay 5 bucks to cross you don't
want to spend $15 in gas!
"Hey, Martha look, there's one coming down now! Wow they go fast! ...... Oooo
"Oh my gawd Bernie! Did he bounce into the river?"
"It's okay, he's on his way to Vancouver."
Okay okay, it may be a little scary but I am working on it. I noticed that junkyards have a lot of those old fifties windshield visors left over from 49 Pontiacs. We could have a machine clip the visor on at one end and take it off at the other. Or ..... perhaps there is yet another opportunity to help the poor?
In the next segment we'll reveal how to attach the
if we can solve the finger freeze problem.
Those homeless people only wear fingerless gloves so they can pick up butts
and nickels better. Unless they're some kind of a fashion statement.
So you see? There's always a solution.