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Old January 8th, 2008, 02:38 PM   #961
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The last pic looks awesome, is that in the distance vitosha mountain, the motorway has shiny crashbarriers there. And what bothers me more is that some parts of the E-79 are broken now as I told you yesterday, the 8 year old itanial asphalt obviously was crap, how could it break I´ve no idea, Italians shouldn´t be allowed to build roads in Bulgaria again.
Be happy it lasted that long. Here in Romania the roads last like this 4 years at most. I hope it will be repaired properly, because here the "patches" are quite bumpy, sometimes almost as much as the cracks themselves.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 02:41 PM   #962
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Be happy it lasted that long. Here in Romania the roads last like this 4 years at most. I hope it will be repaired properly, because here the "patches" are quite bumpy, sometimes almost as much as the cracks themselves.
It did last long but I am wondering how it cracked within 5 cold days, the rest was just normal winter, only the last 5 days were really cold.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 02:41 PM   #963
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What will they do now, will they add Tar between them?
Yes, at the beginning. Repavement is then necessary after 5-10 years (of course it depends of damage extent)
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Old January 8th, 2008, 05:10 PM   #964
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I did NOT mess up the Struma article, as you can see in the history of that article.
I know it wasn't you, Chris.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 08:06 PM   #965
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Well, now I'm beginning to see the light!

.... and Radi has been right all along!

Bulgaria really does have shiney crash barriers!
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Old January 8th, 2008, 08:31 PM   #966
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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:24 PM   #967
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A little more video footage from Hemus motorway, from one week ago - 1st January 2008. This time the weather was cold, foggy and snowing

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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:32 PM   #968
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What's this strange old Bulgarian pavement I see nowhere else in the world?
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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #969
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Yeah, i've been asking myself that too, the pavement looks very old, though the road markings looks okay. Maybe they are painted over it later, but they didn't have the budget for reconstruction.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:39 PM   #970
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It is asphault, but mixed with tiny pieces of gravel. It is actually not bad when its not too old. When the wheater is bad(raining, snowing) it makes a better cohesion with the car wheels.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:41 PM   #971
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It is asphault, but mixed with tiny pieces of gravel. It is actually not bad if its not too old. When the wheater is bad(raining, snowing) it makes a better cohesion with the car wheels.
We get that in New Zealand, but it's awful stuff to drive on. Generally it has another layer put down on top of it over time.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #972
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What's this strange old Bulgarian pavement I see nowhere else in the world?
i thought all very old asphalt looks like that. Short parts of the E-79 have it and it isn´t too bad to drive on but it isn´t smooth either.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #973
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It almost looks like gravel.

Maybe it is different when you drive on it.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:48 PM   #974
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It´s not smooth but you can easily drive 120 because it´s flat.The roadmarkings aren´t renewed usually, the roadmarkings on Bugarian national roads and motorways are so good that they don´t need to be renewed.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 11:20 PM   #975
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It almost looks like gravel.

Maybe it is different when you drive on it.
It looks so grey maybe cause that stretch is 15 or even 20 years old. The pieces of gravel mixed in its surface are about 1-1,5 cm. wide each. After layed down and rolled the asphalt is not perfectly smooth , but not bumpy either. The surface is just a little rugged and is good for mountaineous roads for example. It ain't so suitable for motorways , though it ain't a problem passing over it in full speed.

It just ain't "perfectly smooth" as radi likes to say

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Old January 8th, 2008, 11:28 PM   #976
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i thought all very old asphalt looks like that. Short parts of the E-79 have it
Not at all, and Bulgaria seems to be full of it.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 11:29 PM   #977
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Not at all, and Bulgaria seems to be full of it.
Well hopefully that is gonna change soon
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Old January 8th, 2008, 11:38 PM   #978
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Actually i like this type of asphalt. It is used in some areas with bad weather during the winter season for example. In Sofia there are some streets with the same mixture of asphalt and tiny stones. It's not very smooth, but there's no problem to drive at full speed on it.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 11:51 PM   #979
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Actually i like this type of asphalt. It is used in some areas with bad weather during the winter season for example. In Sofia there are some streets with the same mixture of asphalt and tiny stones. It's not very smooth, but there's no problem to drive at full speed on it.
The best asphalt I´ve drien on is the asphalt of the Struma motorway direction Dupnica and the E-79 nationalroad between Dupnica and Dolna Dykania, it´s really amazing asphalt, you drive with 120 and think you drive 40.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 11:59 PM   #980
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OK radi , we believe you Don't need to tell us couple of times a day that Struma is the Crème de la Crème of all highways in the world. Just slow down the ball a little bit , would you ?
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