Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions. Now with 2nd Hint...

Posted by: Urban Worrier

Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions. Now with 2nd Hint... - 12/01/12 01:58 PM

Let me know if I've posted this one before, and if so I'll kill it.

There is a nice, long road in a particular part of the UK which was once in the "open air". One day, the Department of Transport decided that, for the safety of all concerned, the road should go through a tunnel instead. So now one particular section the road, unchanged from its original course, goes through an artificial hill.

Explain, using "yes/no" questions, why they went to all that expense.

Posted by: curly

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/01/12 02:24 PM

Was the hill man made first and then the tunnel built?
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/01/12 02:32 PM

Was the hill man made first and then the tunnel built? Yes - a hill was built by men then a tunnel driven through it
Posted by: Pandora

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/01/12 02:35 PM

Was there a landslide over that section of the road?
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/01/12 02:40 PM

Was there a landslide over that section of the road? No - no landslide
Posted by: niteowl07

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/01/12 03:43 PM

were there herds of animals that crossed there ?
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/01/12 03:54 PM

were there herds of animals that crossed there ? No - no animals involved
Posted by: niteowl07

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/01/12 04:23 PM



were there joggers or cyclists who crossed there ?

was the grade too steep for safe braking ?


( i love these , btw )
Posted by: BobH

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/01/12 04:39 PM

Was there a rifle range nearby?

Added: I love these too. I hope it's okay for me to submit another question before the previous one is answered.
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/01/12 05:02 PM

were there joggers or cyclists who crossed there ? No

was the grade too steep for safe braking ? No

Was there a rifle range nearby? No

No problem at all, Bob smile12

A hint shortly before I go sleepybyes sleep12

Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/01/12 05:17 PM

One slight correction having looked up the history book - it was not so much a hill as a sort of massive shed covering the road, open at both ends...
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/01/12 05:54 PM

Time for bed: Hint - the road runs alongside a major river... think
Posted by: niteowl07

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/01/12 08:13 PM

birds ?

maybe half-dressed boaters ? lol

sleep well !
Posted by: BobH

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/01/12 09:00 PM

Okay, this doesn't really involve a river but near me there is a stretch of road going up into the mountains. At one point it was covered in a shed to prevent the snow from closing the road. Could it be that?
Posted by: Helmer

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/02/12 01:51 AM

Were hooks from anglers fly-fishing in the river cast into traffic?
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/02/12 04:19 AM

birds ? No

maybe half-dressed boaters ? No

At one point it was covered in a shed to prevent the snow from closing the road. Could it be that? No

Were hooks from anglers fly-fishing in the river cast into traffic? No

Going out in a couple of hours - second hint before I go smile12
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/02/12 06:28 AM

Second hint: What type of structure is often associated with rivers? think

Back late tonight, UK time
Posted by: Niki

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/02/12 06:32 AM

was it built as a bridge to allow traffic/people to cross the road in safety
Posted by: GBC

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/02/12 04:24 PM

Is it the Queensway Tunnel?
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/02/12 06:12 PM

was it built as a bridge to allow traffic/people to cross the road in safety? No

Is it the Queensway Tunnel? No

Pandora is nearest so far, but it's not landslides they're worried about - they're contained by a seperate steel mesh barrier. With a large river running beside the road, what might you see if you looked up? think
Posted by: Niki

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/02/12 06:25 PM

birds think

were certain birds, ducks landing on the road?

did the suns` reflection make the road, when wet, look like water?
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/02/12 06:45 PM

were certain birds, ducks landing on the road? No

did the suns` reflection make the road, when wet, look like water? No

I was thinking more of what sort of structure might you see think
Posted by: BobH

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/02/12 07:14 PM

Here in Puget Sound we have very large cranes for loading and unloading cargo from ships. Is it to protect the drivers from crane accidents?
Posted by: niteowl07

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/02/12 07:43 PM

would it have anything to do with a paddle wheel ?

or a milling place ,with flying dust and such ?


or log jams from a paper mill ?


Posted by: Helmer

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/02/12 08:50 PM

Does the road go under a bridge where various discharge from above threatens traffic below?

Like passenger trains on an overhead trestle, dumping (while movin') all kinds of stuff to the ground below.

Or, maybe too many people were offing themselves, from some sorta favorite overpass spot, inconveniencing traffic below with their suicide bids?
Posted by: BobH

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions - 12/02/12 09:59 PM

Ooh! I like the suicide guess. It has the right ring to it.
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Logicky Thing involving "Yes/No" Questions. Now with 2nd Hint... - 12/03/12 06:38 AM

Helmer gets it exactly! praise12 praise12

It was a popular spot for suicides and the resultant traffic carnage took forever to sort out. The actual spot was the Clifton Suspension Bridge near Bristol. You can see the "tunnel" in the bottom right here