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Newcastle bridge hit by lightning

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:58 pm
by jimmywizz

Re: Newcastle bridge hit by lightning

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:21 am
by Globalmyths
wow

Re: Newcastle bridge hit by lightning

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:58 am
by curly
Saw a similar clip on Facebook taken from Gateshead showing the hundreds of vehicles lined up stationary on the bridge. How nobody was hurt is a miracle.

Re: Newcastle bridge hit by lightning

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:48 am
by sherri
I am more amazed someone was waiting, filming right at the exact moment.
Is there anything, anywhere, that isn't being filmed these days?

Re: Newcastle bridge hit by lightning

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:36 pm
by andysfootball
bloody hell

can't wait or comments from gnads and freon

on that huge lightining strike!!!!!

Re: Newcastle bridge hit by lightning

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:57 pm
by Globalmyths
curly wrote:Saw a similar clip on Facebook taken from Gateshead showing the hundreds of vehicles lined up stationary on the bridge. How nobody was hurt is a miracle.
If you are not touching any metal part of the car you should not get hurt.

Re: Newcastle bridge hit by lightning

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:16 pm
by martymont
If your in a car you are protected if lightning strikes as long as your not touching metal the reason the car forms a Faraday cage allowing the lightning to travel safely to the ground.

Re: Newcastle bridge hit by lightning

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:54 pm
by J Jackson
jimmywizz wrote:
Just made the news in the States,nee mention of Ocean Rd mind . Seems you are getting remnants from tropical storm Debby american spelling .

Strange how they only ever share their bad weather with us :roll:

When tropical storm Debby was sitting in the gulf deciding which direction to take,bet the headline writers were praying she headed into Dallas,they would of had a field day :lol:

Re: Newcastle bridge hit by lightning

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:00 pm
by tedster
we got a little this morn at around 7ish thunder lightning and a massive down pour,,lasted about 20 mins,,, :wink:

Re: Newcastle bridge hit by lightning

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:27 pm
by Globalmyths
martymont wrote:If your in a car you are protected if lightning strikes as long as your not touching metal the reason the car forms a Faraday cage allowing the lightning to travel safely to the ground.
I just said that above you.

Re: Newcastle bridge hit by lightning

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:43 pm
by champion.
They're just making a new He-Man film.. :roll:

Image :lol:

Re: Newcastle bridge hit by lightning

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:47 pm
by tedster
tee hee,,, havnt seen heman since my boy was a kid,,,,he is 30 this month :wink:

Re: Newcastle bridge hit by lightning

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:15 pm
by martymont
Did not see reference to Faraday Cage :wink:

Re: Newcastle bridge hit by lightning

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:33 pm
by tone
martymont wrote:Did not see reference to Faraday Cage :wink:
faraday proved by by siting in a cage that you could put any voltage in the cage with somone siting in it
as long as you werent touching earth

Re: Newcastle bridge hit by lightning

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:42 pm
by PartyGirl
One of the videos was taken from the penthouse of the Swan House roundabout, there was a few lads there taking videos and photos.

The electrician at my place was on the bridge as it happened. He said you just felt an almighty thud going through the van and him. He said people were just looking at each other in shock.