Tuesday, October 18, 2011

News Of The Sad/Weird: Theives In New Castle, Steal A Bridge

During the peak of the commodities bubble, people were stealing all kinds of things for scrap, utility poles and wire, copper pipes and even in some cases, public art.

Now, they stole a bridge.

The creative recycling fell off as prices collapsed during the recession, but it is back as people get desperate. And in North Beaver Township, Pennsylvania, theives have pulled off perhaps the biggest heist ever: an entire bridge, estimated to have $100,000 worth of steel.

More in The Post Gazette.

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