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Old July 13th, 2005, 07:31 PM   #41
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Wow! Incredible. It is amazing to see such new, large and extensive freeways open and free of traffic. I betcha within 10-20 years, they all will be full. Are most of the construction companies foreign or Chinese?
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Old July 13th, 2005, 08:03 PM   #42
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Quite impressive. The ones in Beijing look too crowded i wouldn't like to be stuck in there, are they always like that?
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Old July 13th, 2005, 08:37 PM   #43
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Wow! Incredible. It is amazing to see such new, large and extensive freeways open and free of traffic. I betcha within 10-20 years, they all will be full. Are most of the construction companies foreign or Chinese?
100% Chinese company
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Old July 13th, 2005, 11:55 PM   #44
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Hey Hidden Dragon, another question. I am involved with earthwork projects over here in FL. Could you give me a few websites (that have some English writing, I am trying to learn Chinese) about Chinese companies that specialize in earthmoving and excavation? Moreover, if you know of any huge earthwork projects?
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Old July 14th, 2005, 12:01 AM   #45
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wow! those are probably unrivalled anywhere else in the world
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Old July 14th, 2005, 01:30 AM   #46
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This is quite impressive!!
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Old July 14th, 2005, 07:16 AM   #47
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Hey Hidden Dragon, another question. I am involved with earthwork projects over here in FL. Could you give me a few websites (that have some English writing, I am trying to learn Chinese) about Chinese companies that specialize in earthmoving and excavation? Moreover, if you know of any huge earthwork projects?
Hi Idiggla85, I searched on the web and found that almost all the companies on earthmoving and excavation in China just have website in Chinese. I am sorry about that.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 02:25 PM   #48
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Wow! That above brand new freeway must still not be opened! I cannot believe there is not a single car there. All our roads here in FL can't be built fast enough, as soon as they are done, instantly they become full of traffic. Interesting. Hey Hidden Dragon, thanks for checking anyways. If you find about any other unique projects, perhaps you could translate pics for me? Haha. Thanks.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 03:58 PM   #49
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Honestly, most of these roads does look better than US freeways. Although US freeways have more lanes they don't really beautify the sides and debris and trash are quite common along the freeway at least thats what it is in LA. From the pics Chinese freeway use mostly asphalt while here in the States we use mostly concrete. Concrete last longer but is not as smooth as asphalt. Asphalt on the other hand does look better because it brings out the lines. Chinese freeway junctions are huge.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 04:12 PM   #50
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totally wicked...........
why empty??.......
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Old July 24th, 2005, 06:30 PM   #51
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From the pics Chinese freeway use mostly asphalt while here in the States we use mostly concrete. Concrete last longer but is not as smooth as asphalt. Asphalt on the other hand does look better because it brings out the lines.
I think most of these freeways are actually concrete, it's just that the colours in these pictures have been so exceedingly "technicoloured" from the original, as Jai pointed out before, that they look like asphalt.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 06:32 PM   #52
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totally wicked...........
why empty??.......
Probably Under construction.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 07:23 PM   #53
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i would never ever want other developing countries to emulate china,or go chinese waycos of huge environmental costs china has done indiscretely since it started developing,china has one of te world's worse environmental records.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 07:24 PM   #54
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totally wicked...........
why empty??.......
Almost all the photos are taken before they are open. When the roads are full of automobiles, I don't think they are so magnificent. So you are skeptical that China builds this for nothing? Good, keep thinking this way.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 07:31 PM   #55
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I have more empty roads. This is in Shandong province.



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Old July 24th, 2005, 07:35 PM   #56
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Empty roads in Hubei Province:







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Old July 24th, 2005, 07:39 PM   #57
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Nearly empty roads in Zhejiang Province:





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Nearly empty roads in Yunnan province. China is too poor to afford another car on the road.







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Old July 25th, 2005, 11:44 AM   #59
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They look pretty cool but my heart still goes to my beloved Interstate and old U.S. Highway system. When it comes to fun driving, the U.S. is the place to be. China should play around with State/Provincial highway signs like you see in the U.S. and Canada.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 03:50 PM   #60
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When it comes to fun drinving, the US is a joke. Come to Germany and see what fun driving means. Just came to my office this morning drinving at average speed 160 km/h.
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