really odd plaque, really odd.

HMS Beagle

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Hello Everyone,
This was found by a friend while searching around in NY state. It was found on a bridge. It is bolted to the span itself. My best guess so far is possibly a schematic for bridge bearings. It would explain the fulcrums, but not the connecting links. Plus the one item on the left side, mid way, that is "attached" to one of the "levers" is throwing me off. Has anyone ever seen anything like this.

thanks in advance
Beagle
 

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I have never seen anything like it. I don't know how it works in N.Y. but if it was here in MO. I'd contact county bridge dept. if county bridge or State Highway dept. if on state highway. I would guess the V-13:64 is some sort or numbering system. Good luck. Hope you find out, you have my interest.
 
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Sound's like illegal possession of government property, You should be very careful with that! On the other hand, kinda remind's me of a treasure map!! If you send it to me, I will follow it and get back to you!! haha!! :BangHead: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>Oh, I was just being sarcastic, didn't know that I needed to point that out!!?!
 
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To me it would appear it has not been removed from the bridge? It would help if we had a pic of the entire bridge, to determine the type of construction.
It may be bolt or rivet locations for bridging or struts? HH
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Woah peoples,It has NOT been removed from the bridge! Clearly the bolts are there. And there's is no intention of doing so. This is not from an active bridge, it is far removed from any roads. I am in the process of contacting the DOT to see if the id number has any significance. My guess from seeing the bridge is that is hasn't been used in 50-70yrs. I do find it interesting that some people went right to thinking it was removed(stolen) ...good insight to some peoples mindset. thanks for the reply's HH Beagle
 
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Broken knee, The bridge construction is wood + steel with a flat deck with no supporting over-structure. If that helps. I will see if he has a pic of the bridge. Beagle
 
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To me it would appear it has not been removed from the bridge? It would help if we had a pic of the entire bridge, to determine the type of construction.
It may be bolt or rivet locations for bridging or struts? HH
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The only reason that thought came to mind was that you described it as a 'friend find'.
 
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The only reason that thought came to mind was that you described it as a 'friend find'.
I'm really do not see how posting something for a friend leads to being called a thief. But I see how thinking "well, I would steal it so they must have" translates into posting those thoughts. yeah, I really don't like being called a thief, especially by people who have no idea who or what I am, and who have reading/visual comprehension problems. I stated in my original post that "It is bolted to the span itself." Get it?!? It is...not, it was. The pictures clearly show it. Beagle
 
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I'm really do not see how posting something for a friend leads to being called a thief. But I see how thinking "well, I would steal it so they must have" translates into posting those thoughts. yeah, I really don't like being called a thief, especially by people who have no idea who or what I am, and who have reading/visual comprehension problems. I stated in my original post that "It is bolted to the span itself." Get it?!? It is...not, it was. The pictures clearly show it. Beagle

You weren't 'called' anything by me. See the 'if' in my post? Don't worry, I'll refrain from replying to any of your threads going forward.
 
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I'm really do not see how posting something for a friend leads to being called a thief. But I see how thinking "well, I would steal it so they must have" translates into posting those thoughts. yeah, I really don't like being called a thief, especially by people who have no idea who or what I am, and who have reading/visual comprehension problems. I stated in my original post that "It is bolted to the span itself." Get it?!? It is...not, it was. The pictures clearly show it. Beagle

I don't think that anyone here was calling you a thief, more like just stating that it may have legal consequence's to possessing such thing's. May we have overlooked exactly what you meant. Get your panties out of a bind! :notworthy:
 
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I don't think that anyone here was calling you a thief, more like just stating that it may have legal consequence's to possessing such thing's. May we have overlooked exactly what you meant. Get your panties out of a bind! :notworthy:

Not even possessing, officials are funny about such things these days. How about "and just what were you doing crawling around under our bridge" type questions? Doesn't apply now that we know its not an active bridge but before....

Oh well.
 
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In looking at it again I wonder if it has any thing to do with the bridge? Notice the dimensions top and bottom are the same the middle ones are different.
I'm thinking its from or for a crane as in hoisting points related to the set up of the crane it self ? HH
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