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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

chuck norris bridge

chuck norris bridge



chuck norris bridge, Chuck Norris is the leading contender to have a pedestrian bridge connecting Slovakia to Austria named after him. The Slovakian public has been granted the unique opportunity to vote for potential names for the bridge, which will span across the Morava River, just north of Bratislava.

According to Reuters, action-star Norris is far and away the favorite to be honored in the form of a bridge, though other contenders include Austro-Hungarian empress Maria Theresa and the nearby village of Devinska. The final decision will be made in the hands of a regional assembly, though public opinion appears to suggest Slovakians would be happy commuting across the 'Chuck Norris Bridge'. Regional governor Pavol Freso says the lawmakers will adhere to the people's wishes indicted in an online ballot. As of Thursday (February 23, 2012), the American marital artist-turned-actor had garnered 1,157 votes, which translated into 74 per cent of the total. Maria Theresa appears to have been roundhouse kicked down the pecking order, receiving only 8 per cent.
Though the exact relationship between Chuck Norris and central Europe is unclear, his movies and television shows became popular worldwide in the 1980s and 1990s. He is perhaps best known for starring in the series 'Walker, Texas Ranger' - a crime drama that ran for eight seasons.The bridge, which crosses the Morova river into Austria, looks set to be known as the Chuck Norris Bridge with the film star currently having 74 per cent of the vote.
As it stands, 1,157 votes have been cast in favour of Norris, largely because of his 'kitsch' popularity among Slovaks. His name is often the punchline in jokes relating to macho strength.
The final decision will be made by the regional assembly but officials have said that the internet ballot's decision will be respected.
Regional governor Pavol Freso, said: 'The same way as we have so far been building it in full sight of the public, we will seek that the name is accepted by the public as well.'
Also in contention for the name of the bridge are former Austro-Hungarian empress Maria Thereas, who currently has eight per cent of the vote in second place.
Another contender is a small village close to the bridge, Devinska.
Norris is a martial arts expert and famous film star who has, throughout his career, built a reputation for playing tough guy characters in movies including Lone Wolf McQuade, Missing in Action and The Delta Force.

 Slovaks have been voting overwhelmingly in favor of naming a new pedestrian and cycling bridge near their capital for 1980s action film and TV star Chuck Norris.
The two other top names in the running for the bridge, which will span the Morava river and cross the border to Austria, were Maria Theresa after an Austro-Hungarian empress and the Devinska cycling bridge in honour of the closest village.
Norris, a martial arts expert-turned film star, is known for playing tough guy characters in such classic movies as "Lone Wolf McQuade," "Missing in Action" and "The Delta Force.The actor's work has become a popular source of kitschy fun among Slovaks and a mainstay for local jokes about macho strength and invincibility.

The final decision will be up to a regional assembly. But regional Governor Pavol Freso has said it would follow the wishes of the people in the Internet ballot where Norris leads as the top choice for the bridge's name.

"The same way as we have so far been building it in full sight of the public, we will seek that the name is accepted by the public as well," he said.

The voting will run until April. As of Thursday, 1,157 votes have backed Norris, 74 percent of the total, leaving the runner up 'Maria Theresa Bridge' far behind with 8 percent.
Slovaks have been voting overwhelmingly in favor of naming a new pedestrian and cycling bridge near their capital for 1980s action film and TV star Chuck Norris.

The two other top names in the running for the bridge, which will span the Morava river and cross the border to Austria, were Maria Theresa after an Austro-Hungarian empress and the Devinska cycling bridge in honour of the closest village.

Norris, a martial arts expert-turned film star, is known for playing tough guy characters in such classic movies as “Lone Wolf McQuade,” “Missing in Action” and “The Delta Force.”The actor’s work has become a popular source of kitschy fun among Slovaks and a mainstay for local jokes about macho strength and invincibility.

The final decision will be up to a regional assembly. But regional Governor Pavol Freso has said it would follow the wishes of the people in the Internet ballot where Norris leads as the top choice for the bridge’s name.

“The same way as we have so far been building it in full sight of the public, we will seek that the name is accepted by the public as well,” he said.

The voting will run until April. As of Thursday, 1,157 votes have backed Norris, 74 percent of the total, leaving the runner up ‘Maria Theresa Bridge’ far behind with 8 percent.

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