Hey! Who stole the bridge? GizmodoMustafa Karakareal bridgesteel bridgeturkey
A couple days ago there was a report from Gizmodo that in Turkey, someone stole a bridge. A real bridge, that crosses over things and not one that you put in your mouth.
Police figure that thieves took the 82′-wide bridge apart and lugged all 22 tons of it away and sold it for scrap metal, probably netting about $11,000.
Villagers use the bridge to access their orchards, and a resident, Mustafa Karakaş told Today’s Zaman that, “Now we have to take our socks off and cross the creek.”
The weird thing reports Gizmodo, is that a bridge in Pennsylvania had also recently “gone missing”. There, in 2011, an 50′ long steel bridge that was 20′ wide, likely netted bridge-nappers $100,000.
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