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Old July 19th, 2012, 12:50 PM   #2101
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Old July 19th, 2012, 03:37 PM   #2102
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Old July 19th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #2103
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Yup! Look here: http://goo.gl/maps/3nIc. I have to make a map showing the Guozigou thing...
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Old July 19th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #2104
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what a nice countryside. Highway doesn't look good in there
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Old July 19th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #2105
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It seems that there is a steep descent form 2600 m.a.s.l. to 1200 m.a.s.l. on only 30 kms. Anyway, it's a pretty challenging engineering achievment, I know only one "comparable" example in central europe and that's a railway tunnel near Telgárt, Slovakia, also making such loop.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 05:50 PM   #2106
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Old July 19th, 2012, 08:01 PM   #2107
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Why not? Tell me more effective way for a motorway to get few 100 meters of extra altitude in just fem kilometers.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 08:39 PM   #2108
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By the way, isn't China more like CHN?
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Old July 20th, 2012, 08:07 PM   #2109
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what a nice countryside. Highway doesn't look good in there
There are plenty of nice landscapes in those provinces, without highways it'd be hard to reach them.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 12:09 AM   #2110
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There are plenty of nice landscapes in those provinces, without highways it'd be hard to reach them.
Yes, I agree. It is a big engineering challenge indeed. Massive structure. Just the hill looked before the highway better
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Old August 14th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #2111
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A new 121 kilometer section of G40 Hushan Expressway opened in Shaanxi today, between Xian and Shangluo. It runs parallel to the old G40 which is partially multiplexed with the G70. The western part of G40, between Xian and Lantian, has 2x4 lanes. The eastern part through the mountains has an unknown number of lanes. At the same time a 13 kilometer provincial expressway branch to Luonan opened to traffic as well.
In Google Earth one can see the new G40 U/C and the old G40 (Which remains as G70) for a few kilometers Southeast of Xi'an.

Anyway, I'm awaiting for an update now, they haven't updated roads for a year .
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Old August 14th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #2112
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It's also visible north of Shangluo, including a pretty long tunnel and the interchange with the provincial expressway. However, the middle sections in the mountains is not visible on imagery. It more or less runs parallel to the railway.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 06:24 AM   #2113
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City highway in Guiyang, look at the buildings underneath





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Old August 15th, 2012, 09:18 AM   #2114
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unreal, are they planning to offer some compensation / demolish / move??
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Old August 15th, 2012, 11:19 AM   #2115
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I suppose not. Actually living underneath is less noisy than living next to it, but it depends on the kind of dilatation joints.
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Old August 26th, 2012, 04:02 PM   #2116
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what if the bridge collapses? I saw a bridge collapse somewhere else in China recently.
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Old August 26th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #2117
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what if the bridge collapses? I saw a bridge collapse somewhere else in China recently.
What if your house collapses? I saw some houses collapsing somewhere recently.
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Old August 26th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #2118
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What if your house collapses? I saw some houses collapsing somewhere recently.
His house is his house, he chose to build it/buy it there, but I'd reckon that not a lot of those people chose to have a bridge be built above their houses. And this in a country known for the dodgy standards and quality of its construction.

Those are not comparable things.
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Old August 26th, 2012, 11:05 PM   #2119
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His house is his house, he chose to build it/buy it there, but I'd reckon that not a lot of those people chose to have a bridge be built above their houses. And this in a country known for the dodgy standards and quality of its construction.

Those are not comparable things.
Is there any empirical evidence showing % of 'poor' constructions in China in comparison with other countries? Any studies with concrete numbers? Other than that it's just rumors.

And what about that airport that has been built not too far from my house? What if an airplane charshes into my house?

I guess we're getting the point here.
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Old August 26th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #2120
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When's the last time you've heard of a new bridge collapsing in, say, Germany? Compare that with new bridges collapsing in China, and you'll see what we're saying.
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