Archive for July 18th, 2015
A semitrailer load of scrap metal pulled into an I-90 rest stop just after we arrived:
Apparently, they dump the scrap into the trailer from a great height and, sometimes, a bar can gash the aluminum side wall. That slice obviously predates the current load, but you can see how it happened: dump a load atop a bar leaning against the side and you get a giant metal shear.
The trailer also had several puncture wounds:
I didn’t notice the circular feature at the bottom center until I looked at the picture, but it certainly reminded me of a bullet hole in glass plate. Close inspection of the original image suggests it’s a welded stress relief border around a drilled hole, perhaps with a boss on the inside of the trailer:
Ya never know what you’ll find out on the road…