Friday, January 10, 2014

Doofus Of The Day #748

Today's award goes to Spanish infrastructure-building company AZVI.  A tip o' the hat to Australian reader Snoggeramus for sending me the link to this article.

IT WAS meant to be Chile's first drawbridge.

Instead, it was built with at least one traffic deck upside down, so opening day will have to wait, officials said.

. . .

Inspectors getting ready for opening day found that either one or two of the traffic decks were installed backwards, authorities said, though they presumably know their drawbridges even if the old technology is new to Chile.

There's more at the link.

How, precisely, do you install a bridge deck upside-down? I wouldn't have believed it was possible!



DaddyBear said...

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. You can always find a way to screw something up, if you work hard enough.

Anonymous said...

It's a Spanish company - it's right-side-up in Spain.

Cameron said...

In the future, spray paint "This End Up" on the parts so this can be avoided.