addams wrote:People in California must, from time to time, stop on a bridge.
Is this a weird California thing? Are people not supposed to stop on bridges? I'm from California so that might make me biased, but it just seems obvious to me that while, given a choice, the middle of a bridge is not the first place you should choose to park and have a tailgate party, you must, from time to time, be stuck in traffic on a road that happens to have bridges. Does the rest of the world not have traffic? Do they meter traffic across the bridges, only letting one car at a time pass so to avoid any possibility of traffic backing up?
Let's not start on the difference between some bridges. If I drive across a big suspension bridge like in the Bay or Long Beach, I'll definitely notice it. But there are at least two small rivers, numerous creeks, and god knows how many underpasses within an hour drive southbound on the freeway from here, and unless I'm looking for them I would have no idea I was even on
a bridge. Tiny white signs that you can't read at freeway speeds don't help at all, and I was driving for years before I even realized those were supposed to be warning you you were on a bridge.
How does the rest of the world work, if California is weird in this regard? (Also, I once drove from here to Illinois without noticing anything unusual about bridges along the way, so is Addams just off base with that comment?)