Man Earns Ultimate Revenge

Once, he was in an accident so awful, it crushed his hip. Monday night, he detonates the charges that will bring the bridge down. Dan Ruefly was the lucky winner of the contest to blow up the old span of the Wilson Bridge, and his essay was chosen from 312 entries:

His toughest commute came in September 1999 when he switched lanes and slammed into a stopped tractor-trailer straddling the right lane and the bridge’s four-foot-wide shoulder.

Ouch. Yeah, that’s way better than my story of being stuck on the bridge twice in one day back in 2002. The bridge comes down at midnight on Monday.

3 Comments so far

  1. Slambam (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 10:58 pm

    We should go to the viewing.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 11:02 pm

    I was thinking about that, Slambam, I’m just not sure where the best viewing spot is. Where’s the best place to see the bridge come down?

  3. Slambam (unregistered) on August 24th, 2006 @ 12:09 pm

    Hm, we should discuss this on Friday. I really want to see that bitch burn.

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