The twin spans on my bridge (pictured above) are designed for two lanes of traffic. One bridge has two lanes moving traffic south into Kentucky, while the other one moves it north into Indiana. While under construction, the southbound bridge is holding THREE lanes of traffic (two going south, one going north), the other is down to one lane moving north. So, if I quit blogging, and you hear about another bridge tragedy, . . .
Speaking of traffic, I am getting less and less patient with other drivers on these bridges. I routinely talk to them (although they can't hear me). You see, traffic MUST slow to 35 mph in the construction zone. In addition, drivers are not allowed to change lanes in the zone, so passing is illegal. This is because the lanes are way to narrow. People who violate these provisions will suffer double fines. Yet, people still do. The police cover this zone quite well, but they can't catch everyone. That is where my conversations originate, from the frustration over those who violate these provisions and cause other, law abiding drivers (like yours truly) additional stress when crossing these death traps.
The most common thing I say is, "Get off me!" However, speeders and passers cause me just as much consternation. I, personally, believe that people who MUST speed (I'm not talking about 5 mph over, but those who are more abusive) lack moral and ethical fiber. Somehow they believe the law doesn't apply to them. It is all about the self. Which brings me to the second most common thing I say to other drivers - in this case the police officer monitoring the bridge, "Get 'em!"