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Sep24-05, 09:18 PM
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Quote Quote by russ_watters
It seems like a good idea to me, but where do you get a steel plate that size and how do you put it there? They were kicking around a similar idea: putting a large barge in front of the breach.
That's what they pay the engineers to figure out? Okay, it seems they were using 60 ft plates (I think I heard that on CNN). I'm not sure how they were doing it, but since the breach was 200 ft wide, I guess it wouldn't be quite as easy as I was thinking (and they might not have been able to do this sooner if they needed to get that plate custom manufactured for the job). I kind of like that barge idea. Maybe they need a Navy Corps of Engineers instead of an Army Corps for this job; just park a big ship planned to be decommissioned in the hole. (Shhh...Don't tell my friend that I wasn't quite right about that steel plate idea, he'll never let me live it down after I rubbed it in.)