Flashback: Crybaby Bridge – With Corrected Links

An earlier version of this article contained broken links – links to the actual .pdf have been included in this version.

Mike started the engine once again and executed a flawless 3-point turnaround a few yards up the road from the bridge, while Emmer and Aurelia leaned against the steel trestles. The dark blue, Toyota Corolla came to a stop and Mike put the gear in neutral. At first it did not move, but then, slowly, it began to coast to the other side of the bridge. “Is the bridge angled both ways?!” Mike yelled out the open window.

“That doesn’t prove anything,” Emmer replied. “It’s a bridge. It could be slightly arched.”

“Does it look arched?” Mike protested. “It’s perfectly flat.”

“It could be so slight you don’t even notice.”


At this point, Emmer was smiling widely. He loved to get Mike agitated.

Mike got out of the car and slammed the door. “Did you text Greg?”

“He should be here any minute,” Emmer said. No sooner did those words leave his mouth, the trio heard the steady rumble of motorcycle engines coming down the road.

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