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A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 03, 2022 02:48PM
Jeff Bezos wants to go sailing, except his new dingy is a bit too large to get out of the shipyard. No problem, just pay the city of Rotterdam $500 million to temporarily remove the historic Koningshaven Bridge.

Bezos new boat (now called a superyacht) is 417-foot long, has three masts and several decks, and will be the world's largest sailing yacht.

Shown in order of magnitude from least to greatest...

The Bridge


The Boat


The Ego



[www.boatinternational.com]



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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: Acer
Date: February 03, 2022 03:01PM
Is this his yacht yacht, or just the yacht he uses to get to his yacht?



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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 03, 2022 03:06PM
Rotterdam was all "Yessir."
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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: rgG
Date: February 03, 2022 03:17PM
barf smiley





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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 03, 2022 03:21PM
One assumes the shipyard arranged for this as soon as they got the blueprints done and realized it was one of those 'build a boat in your basement' problems. (*) The media is just having fun with the "OMG Rich Jerks", hiding the facts that other Rich Jerks own them too.



(*) And yes, Gibbs just broke down his basement wall to get the boats out.
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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: pdq
Date: February 03, 2022 03:35PM
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vision63
Rotterdam was all "Yessir."

Actually, Rotterdam-ers are up in arms about it, apparently. The bridge has historic significance (the Nazis destroyed it, but it was rebuilt) and the city fathers (and mothers?) promised not too long ago they wouldn’t mess with it. Oops.

The yacht-builder is local and world-famous for their luxury yachts, but the Dutch guy on the radio said this cuts both ways - when Bill Gates or whoever sees Bezos’ yacht, they think he’ll want one too, and so the bridge will have to come down (and rebuilt) again and again…
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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: Diana
Date: February 03, 2022 03:46PM
The shipyard knows the largest size they can build. The negotiations for getting it out would have been completed and contingent on the acceptance of the build proposal.

Any shipyard that cannot deliver what they promised won’t be in business long.

Edit: Perhaps it’s time for the shipyard to relocate these large builds to avoid the bridge issue.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/03/2022 03:47PM by Diana.
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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 03, 2022 03:53PM
I'm sure this has a broader economic angle for the town, too



Hurts like a bastid...
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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: February 03, 2022 03:55PM
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Diana
Edit: Perhaps it’s time for the shipyard to relocate these large builds to avoid the bridge issue.

It's just this kind of crazy out-of-the-box thinking that the world needs right now!
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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 03, 2022 04:24PM
hmmmm, perhaps I should reconsider Prime



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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 03, 2022 05:12PM
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pdq
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vision63
Rotterdam was all "Yessir."

Actually, Rotterdam-ers are up in arms about it, apparently. The bridge has historic significance (the Nazis destroyed it, but it was rebuilt) and the city fathers (and mothers?) promised not too long ago they wouldn’t mess with it. Oops.

The yacht-builder is local and world-famous for their luxury yachts, but the Dutch guy on the radio said this cuts both ways - when Bill Gates or whoever sees Bezos’ yacht, they think he’ll want one too, and so the bridge will have to come down (and rebuilt) again and again…

Why should they care? Half a billion is a lot of money. Oakland, with one of the world's largest ports could solve a lot of problems with that kind of money.
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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: hal
Date: February 03, 2022 05:37PM
there is no harm, no foul here - people just love to hate on rich people
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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: gabester
Date: February 03, 2022 07:42PM
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hal
there is no harm, no foul here - people just love to hate on rich people

More practically, people could care less about rich people. It's the misappropriation and misuse of wealth at the expense of the betterment of our collective welfare that has people concerned.



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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: Acer
Date: February 03, 2022 08:16PM
"Why sure, Mr Bezos. We can drop that bridge for you, for a fee of course. I'm gonna write a figure on this piece of paper..."



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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: steve...
Date: February 03, 2022 09:33PM
Why couldn't they install the masts on the other side of the bridge?





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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 04, 2022 10:07AM
....that might cause....mast.....hysteria.....???



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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: February 04, 2022 11:38AM
I wonder if they just couldn't use a couple of supergiant salad spoons to grab it from the other side and just squeeze it out.
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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 04, 2022 06:28PM
I didn't follow any links — do Bezobub and the other guys pay for the deconstruction and reconstruction?






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Re: A Bridge Too Far.. it must come down for Bezo's to pass
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 05, 2022 12:04PM
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RAMd®d
I didn't follow any links — do Bezobub and the other guys pay for the deconstruction and reconstruction?

yes... the boat estimated cost is $500 million, the bridge another $500 million. So a billion dollars to go sailing maybe 3 weekends a year.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/05/2022 12:04PM by Ombligo.
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