Pssssst… Wanna Buy A Bridge?

No, not the Brooklyn Bridge, just a small railroad bridge, as reported by USA Today:

Police say they’re trying to figure out who made off with a 4-ton railroad bridge in the Czech Republic.

The iron span disappeared between Dec. 5 and Jan. 11, according to the Czech News Agency.

“We are not sure if it was taken for personal use or for its scrap value,” police spokeswoman Martina Hruskova tells AFP. “It is the first time we have dealt with this type of theft.”

Somehow we don’t think the bridge was taken by any budding railroad tycoon, more likely criminal entrepreneurs with an eye towards cashing in on Chinese smelters hungry for raw materials. Now if that bridge was previously installed over a canal or a river, truly smart thieves would park a barge in the waterway, beneath where the bridge stood, then they might score a train engine for the scrap market.

Watch for a new event at the 2008 Olympics, bridge toting.

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3 Responses to Pssssst… Wanna Buy A Bridge?

  1. Dusty says:

    Oh Sweet Jaysus..bridge toting..I spit my wine across the room Big Guy!

    Thank you for my laugh today kind sir..I sure needed it. 😉

  2. Big Fella says:

    Oh, wine… that sounds like a good idea. ‘later.

  3. Stanley says:

    I’ll buy your bridge. Will you take a Czech? Or maybe they’re working on a new saying, “We’ll steal that bridge when we come to it”? Another good one, Ollie.

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