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Old May 23rd, 2009, 11:28 AM   #1061
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That are concrete slabs. I hate those.
I love concrete slabs. Whistle and the "clack"....loved that sound ever since I was a kid.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 09:09 PM   #1062
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1. Isn't that railway line a liiitle bit to close to the apartment building on the left?

2. Are the railways line piers actually founded *on top* of a building on the right?

3. I really don't remember seeing a railway on top of a road on top of a railway on top of a road before!!
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Old May 24th, 2009, 11:14 AM   #1063
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are these slabs produced on-site or in some remote factory?

maybe these slabs could really speed up the construction of regular highways: pre-produce the slabs, lay them, and then lay the asphalt on them
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Old May 24th, 2009, 01:09 PM   #1064
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The railway is probably too close to that apartment building yes I would never buy a room or house so close to a railway
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Old May 24th, 2009, 02:48 PM   #1065
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are these slabs produced on-site or in some remote factory?
of course on site...

its much more simple to bring the concrete in mixers and lay it with a finisher than move prefab 10-20t slabs...
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Old May 25th, 2009, 03:54 AM   #1066
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It's important to note that the construction of I-95 through DT Miami is one of the best examples of urban destruction by freeways in the U.S. The routing of I-95 completely decimated the most vibrant black neighborhood in the city.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 05:15 AM   #1067
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Me too, I miss this kind of freeways in Europe, where you're driving through a skyline.
There are actually two places in Europe that I know where you have that. One is on the A2-A102 in London, with the view of Canary Wharf in the distance. The other one, even more impressive, is on the D914 in Paris between the A86 and La Défense (from the A86, do not take the tunnel that goes under La Défense, but take the D914 overground instead). It feels almost like driving towards the downtown of a large American city.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 06:43 AM   #1068
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It's important to note that the construction of I-95 through DT Miami is one of the best examples of urban destruction by freeways in the U.S. The routing of I-95 completely decimated the most vibrant black neighborhood in the city.
Thats because with just about every city that happened to, it was because the whites fled to the suburbs and the land was cheapest in these vibrant working and lower class neighborhoods.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 09:13 PM   #1069
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Long time reader of SSC.. finally time to post up.

it has been mentioned before.. but not in any Kind of detail.

The I-95, I-395, I-495 Mixing bowl project was HUGE.. and is still ongoing. The capital Beltway around Washington DC is quite possibly the most congested highway i've ever driven on. Mixing 3 states and people to commute to jobs in between the three leads to massive backups and huge delays.. that was until the VA DOT implemented and constructed the following:

You can see in this picture (Springfield Interchange)


Those 3 ramps you see at the bottom of the image used to be only ONE ramp..The I-395/495/95 Interchange project is visible at the top of the image.


in this picture, the cars facing you are ones coming south from DC.. and respectively the ones facing away from you are headed towards DC. You see the mess that construction made in this area.

I would post all the pictures i've found on the subject but that would take me HOURS to do, so All i can do for now is post up the AFTER photos of the area.



Springfield Interchange-Present



95/395/495 Interchange-Present.

If you follow I-495 East.. about 7 miles away is the Woodrow Wilson Bridge

Read more here:

http://www.wilsonbridge.com/ps-beforeAfter.htm

Also.. they are widening I-495 and adding "HOT" lanes from the big interchange to go past the Dulles Airport (Rt. 267) interchange (HOT meaning High Occupancy Toll lanes). The toll lanes (this part I don't agree with) has an adjustable rate depending on the flow of traffic.. if its a low traffic day, the tolls are lower, if its a High flow of traffic, the toll goes up... then again if you have 3 people in your car you dont pay a cent.

additonally.. for more photos of the 95/395/495 interchange please visit this site.

http://www.capital-beltway.com/Sprin...oj-Photos.html
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Old May 27th, 2009, 02:05 AM   #1070
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Looks ugly.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 11:11 AM   #1071
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It looks awesome actually. Thanks for the information and pictures, and also: Welcome to the forums Springfield is in Illnois right?
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Old May 27th, 2009, 12:19 PM   #1072
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Lol, there is more than one Springfield. (Springfield, MA is also a larger place actually). This Springfield is a suburb of Washington D.C in Virginia.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 03:09 PM   #1073
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There is also The Simpsons' Springfield.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 04:21 PM   #1074
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In the USA, you have a high likelyhood of having a Springfield and/or Greenville in your state.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 05:32 PM   #1075
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It looks awesome actually. Thanks for the information and pictures, and also: Welcome to the forums Springfield is in Illnois right?
Im sorry I forgot to mention that.. Yes, it's actually Springfield, VA (technically) about 15 miles south of Washington DC.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 10:22 PM   #1076
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Lol, there is more than one Springfield. (Springfield, MA is also a larger place actually). This Springfield is a suburb of Washington D.C in Virginia.
Once two mormons from the US rang the bell of my home; one was from Colorado, and the other one from Boston. For some reason I couldn't exactly remember where it was at the moment, so I asked him, if it was the capital of Massachusetts. He replied 'no, I think that's Springfield'. If he doesn't know the capital of his own state (which is his own city), I wonder how the hell he got here.

PS: I forgot to turn off the tap in the kitchen, so I had a flood when they left.
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Springfield is the capital of Illinois
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Old May 27th, 2009, 10:27 PM   #1078
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Springfield is the capital of Illinois
I thought it was the Simpson's city.

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PS: I forgot to turn off the tap in the kitchen, so I had a flood when they left.
Beer tap?
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Water tap. You know I like (cold) water.
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