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Old December 21st, 2010, 04:18 PM   #4861
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The A15, west of Vaanplein interchange today









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Old December 21st, 2010, 04:22 PM   #4862
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 09:57 PM   #4863
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Filming while driving. Not really save, isn't it?!
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 10:01 PM   #4864
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It's doable if you have an automatic transmission or drive in 5th gear constantly, but I prefer a fixed holder. Shooting a video requires constant care, while you can put a photo camera away when it gets too busy or dangerous.
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 12:53 AM   #4865
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I was playing around on the compy this morning and came across some pics of "floating Infrastructure (picture showed a bridge)" that the Dutch govt was trialling a few years ago (2003). Does anyone know anything more about it? Is it still being used?
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 02:58 AM   #4866
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From the "Project Monitor:

The Netherlands will have its first 100 m long experimental floating road by the end of this year. The pilot project will be built over a tributary of the River Maas. It will consist of linked up aluminium pontoons with a sealed road surface on top and filled with polystyrene foam to make them unsinkable. Passenger vehicles would be able to travel over the road at up to 80 km per hour.

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Old December 23rd, 2010, 12:15 PM   #4867
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Doesn't ring a bell with me. I know the Swiss have done something like that on the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne).

A7 Groningen

Good news, procedures have started to upgrade the N7/A7 through the northern city of Groningen. It is currently a 2x2 expressway with a traffic light at the A28 motorway junction. At over 80.000 vehicles per day, it is the busiest traffic light intersection in the Netherlands. Construction could commence in late 2013 or early 2014.

Plan:

* local-express setup, 8 - 10 lanes.
* elevated motorway in west Groningen
* depressed and partially covered motorway through south Groningen
* elevated motorway in east Groningen
* full interchange with the N370 (Vrijheidsplein, western beltway)
* full interchange Julianaplein with A28 terminus (fly-over spaghetti)
* new exit at Bornholmstraat (east Groningen)

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Old December 23rd, 2010, 05:06 PM   #4868
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Doesn't ring a bell with me. I know the Swiss have done something like that on the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne).
Do you really have no clue? The "floating road" pilot drew a lot of main stream media attention! It was part of the Wegen naar de Toekomst ("Roads to the Future")-project of the Dutch Road Authority Rijkswaterstaat. The pilot was in Hedel near the Maas River in 2003 and was successful. I don't know whether they have used this concept since then.



I have an article about the pilot, but it's only in Dutch: here. An article on the website of Bayards, the company that designed the floating road here.


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Old December 23rd, 2010, 06:00 PM   #4869
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That bridge was even on NGC several years ago. A documentary about the Dutch and their floating homes.
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 07:50 PM   #4870
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Neat!!!
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 07:53 PM   #4871
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I can't remember it really... It don't think the concept has much future in the Netherlands where most waterways have intensive shipping.
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 08:40 PM   #4872
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The floating bridge solution was used in Italy as a temporary replacement for a bridge that collapsed on April 2009 upon River Po. A couple of days ago a new fixed bridge was opened and the floating bridge was dismantled.
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 09:58 PM   #4873
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I can't remember it really... It don't think the concept has much future in the Netherlands where most waterways have intensive shipping.
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Megastructures: North Sea Wall
In 1953 a killer storm surge floods the Dutch coastline and claims over 1800 lives, inspiring the construction of the biggest, most sophisticated flood defenses on the planet. Costing billions of dollars, the systems of giant concrete and steel sea walls and retractable floodgates include one of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World. But with sea levels rising across the globe, the fierce North Sea and swelling rivers threaten to breach the defences again and wipe out the Netherlands, a quarter of which lies below sea-level. In response, the Dutch are designing floating houses and roads, even whole cities. Can technology once again ensure their survival?
Here it is, it's from NGC ABU DHABI because that's only movie I could find about it.
Fast forward to 5:10
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Old December 24th, 2010, 05:58 AM   #4874
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The floating bridge solution was used in Italy as a temporary replacement for a bridge that collapsed on April 2009 upon River Po. A couple of days ago a new fixed bridge was opened and the floating bridge was dismantled.
There are several permanent floating major motorway bridges in the Seattle, WA area, including on I-90.

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Old December 24th, 2010, 11:15 AM   #4875
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A huge pack of snow is paralyzing traffic in the southeast. Some areas now have over 40 centimeters of snow, travel is difficult if not impossible. A2 near Eindhoven has been closed to all traffic because it is inaccessible. Nearly all road-based public transport has been shut down. Several non-motorways in Overijssel and Flevoland have been closed due to whiteout conditions that make travel impossible.
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Old December 24th, 2010, 11:26 AM   #4876
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Tell me about it...
In Wallonia there is +70cm of snow
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Old December 25th, 2010, 09:57 PM   #4877
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A2 Abcoude-Utrecht

Despite the bad conditions for road photography in winter I've still taken a few pics today. I've posted a few below, the complete set can be found here (31 pictures).

1. Coming down the viaduct just after exit Vinkeveen.

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A2 in The Netherlands by Timon91, on Flickr

2. From here on the left lane is closed (4 lanes left).

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A2 in The Netherlands by Timon91, on Flickr

3. It's still quite busy. Most people are probably on their way to family or friends to celebrate Christmas (just like me ).

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4. Just after exit Breukelen.

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5. Maarssen.

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6. Nothing to report now....

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7. In future the parallel lanes exit here (2×5 becomes 2+3+3+2), but not yet.

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8. Yellow markings.

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9. Temporary sign in the new style of motorway signage.

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10. The entrace of the landtunnel.

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11. A short split because of a narrow railway viaduct. We cross the Utrecht-Gouda railway line here.

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12. A quick look to the right. Integrated traffic lights for the landtunnel.

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From here on the sun came through so there was way too much contralight. I had to stop making pics because of it.

Still I'd like to show you this picture. Can it be any more Dutch?

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Dutch landscape seen from the A27 by Timon91, on Flickr

(taken from the A27. The chimneys are from the Amercentrale - electric power plant)

On my way back I've shot a video, from Interchange Everdingen (A2/A27) to Abcoude. In the first 20 seconds I had some trouble with positioning the camera, which is why it shakes so much. Still I hope you like it



By the way, the huge Christmas tree in the beginning is the 367 m high Gerbrandy Tower near Lopik which is AFAIK the biggest Christmas tree in the world
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Old December 31st, 2010, 11:18 PM   #4878
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2010 Year overview:

Motorway network increase: 0 km

Motorway projects completed (shoulder running not included, plus lanes included):

* A2: Amsterdam - Utrecht: widening from 6 to 10 lanes
* A2: Everdingen - Deil: widening from 4 to 8 lanes
* A2: Eindhoven: widening from 4/6 to 8/10 lanes
* A2: Eindhoven - Valkenswaard: widening from 4 to 5 lanes
* A4: Roelofarendsveen - Burgerveen: widening from 4 to 6 lanes
* A12: Zoetermeer - Gouda: widening from 4 to 6 lanes (plus lanes)
* A12 Woerden - Gouda: widening from 6 to 7 lanes (plus lane)
* A12 Woerden - Oudenrijn: widening from 7 to 8 lanes
* A12 Veenendaal - Ede: widening from 4 to 6 lanes (plus lanes)
* A28 Zwolle - Meppel: widening from 4/6 to 6/8 lanes (completed, not fully opened)
* A50 Heteren - Valburg: widening from 4 to 6 lanes
* A58 Eindhoven - Oirschot: widening from 4 to 5 lanes

Much more to come in the following years!

The Dutch Motorwaynaissance!
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Old January 1st, 2011, 08:22 PM   #4879
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2010 Year overview:

Motorway network increase: 0 km

Motorway projects completed (shoulder running not included, plus lanes included):

* A2: Amsterdam - Utrecht: widening from 6 to 10 lanes
* A2: Everdingen - Deil: widening from 4 to 8 lanes
* A2: Eindhoven: widening from 4/6 to 8/10 lanes
* A2: Eindhoven - Valkenswaard: widening from 4 to 5 lanes
* A4: Roelofarendsveen - Burgerveen: widening from 4 to 6 lanes
* A12: Zoetermeer - Gouda: widening from 4 to 6 lanes (plus lanes)
* A12 Woerden - Gouda: widening from 6 to 7 lanes (plus lane)
* A12 Woerden - Oudenrijn: widening from 7 to 8 lanes
* A12 Veenendaal - Ede: widening from 4 to 6 lanes (plus lanes)
* A28 Zwolle - Meppel: widening from 4/6 to 6/8 lanes (completed, not fully opened)
* A50 Heteren - Valburg: widening from 4 to 6 lanes
* A58 Eindhoven - Oirschot: widening from 4 to 5 lanes

Much more to come in the following years!

The Dutch Motorwaynaissance!


Do you know which projects are scheduled to be completed in 2011?
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 02:49 PM   #4880
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A few years ago I saw this road map of the Netherlands, which had all the primary roads coloured by the number of lanes, per section. It was a quite plain map, mostly white, no geographical features, which made it captivating. I can't seem to find it anymore, does anybody know if there is a recent version and where I can find it? Thanks
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