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Old 06-06-2018, 09:35 PM
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Norris Lake Jumping Bridge

We have heard rumors that there are now signs up at the Norris Lake jumping bridge that state no jumping. What's the story here? People have been jumping off that bridge for years. Are they stopping it? Issuing tickets? Heard people have taped over the "no" and "off" on the signs so they now read jumping bridge.
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:08 PM
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We have heard rumors that there are now signs up at the Norris Lake jumping bridge that state no jumping. What's the story here? People have been jumping off that bridge for years. Are they stopping it? Issuing tickets? Heard people have taped over the "no" and "off" on the signs so they now read jumping bridge.
Signs went up.....after a few bullet holes they were taken. Probably in someone's garage...lol. Heard it's a $150 fine if caught but they are still jumping. Election year ya know.....

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Hmm... so $150 if you jump into deep water where you pretty much know what is below you but there are 100s drinking in boats watching that most likely operated under the influence or will operate under the influence. I was wondering if it was to eliminate party cove or if someone was hurt or what.
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Old 06-07-2018, 07:18 AM
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have jumped off the infamous blue bridge many, many times ... might have even had a failed flying barefoot start there once too
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Hmm... so $150 if you jump into deep water where you pretty much know what is below you but there are 100s drinking in boats watching that most likely operated under the influence or will operate under the influence. I was wondering if it was to eliminate party cove or if someone was hurt or what.
Locals say it's to stop the jumpers from blocking the bridge traffic going across...

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All bridge jumpers should go to the 76 Fall in Lake Cumberland, I hear that Noriss has been overtaken by turtles, gators, and sea creatures this year.

or ... see you on the lake!!!
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:12 AM
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Similar events took place in Oscoda, Mi. They have a abandoned train bridge there. Only about a 15-20'jump into about 12-15' of water. watched people jump off for years. They first cut down the entire support section of the bridge that went up about 100'(I may have seen a few dudes climb up there for a jump).The next year they had signs, the year after they had more signs and a fence around the only way up. the next year they added barb wire on top of the fence. Now that train bridge looks like a fortress......I still stop by and watch people jump.
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They did the same thing to our old railroad bridge. I had heard some idiots, I mean, people got hurt while jumping.
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I am heading to Lake Norris next week for 5 days to surf my brains out...will let you know if I get caught jumping off the bridge. I guess it is possible, since when I was there last year I got caught night surfing and was blessed with a citation. I told him I did not understand why I was getting a ticket cause the law states that its illegal to TOW a person on skiis or surf board...and when he saw me I was not being towed by anything, I just "happened" to be riding a wave. He did not buy it, lol
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All bridge jumpers should go to the 76 Fall in Lake Cumberland, I hear that Noriss has been overtaken by turtles, gators, and sea creatures this year.

or ... see you on the lake!!!
And the water moccasins ... i hear are really bad this year up your way! I think i saw on the new 13 deaths so far this year .... definately go to Cumberland of the safety of your family
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