daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old January 6th, 2015, 04:52 PM   #7861
Stravinsky
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,188
Likes (Received): 1147

Quote:
Originally Posted by g.spinoza View Post
Tecnis from Catania, run by Mimmo Costanzo.
How can you trust a company run by a guy named Mimmo?
__________________

friedrichstrasse liked this post
Stravinsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old January 6th, 2015, 05:51 PM   #7862
italystf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6,460
Likes (Received): 2186

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stravinsky View Post
How can you trust a company run by a guy named Mimmo?
His real name is Domenico. Mimmo is a sort of diminutive nickname for Domenico, often used in Southern Italy.
__________________
“The transponder’s personalised signal would be picked up when the car passed through an intersection, and then relayed to a central computer which would calculate the charge according to the intersection and the time of day and add it to the car’s bill” - Nobel Economics Prize winner William Vickrey, proposing a system of electronic tolling for the Washington metropolitan area, 1959
In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
italystf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 6th, 2015, 09:38 PM   #7863
BE0GRAD
∰f(W)dw≣∭f(r,φ,θ) drdφdθ
 
BE0GRAD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Београд
Posts: 2,012
Likes (Received): 1174

Quote:
Originally Posted by pccvspw999 View Post
"Only a landslide"??? Of an artificial, men-made embankment? These are made to be slide-safe!! That man is kidding! it's a joke, can't be true!
You may expect a landslide from a natural relief, but not from something you have build to be proofen safe.

I'm speechless....
Looks like they've made the embankment with inadequate adhesion and/or internal friction.
__________________
∭∇×FdV≝∯dS×F
BE0GRAD no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 6th, 2015, 10:14 PM   #7864
Suburbanist
on the road
 
Suburbanist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: the rain capital of Europe
Posts: 27,539
Likes (Received): 21251

As long as the pillars are intact, this shouldn't be difficult to correct.

Worst case scenario involves bridging (instead of filling up with earth) the gap.

A real very serious landslide would push the pillars of the viaduct off place.
__________________
YIMBY - Yes, in my backyard!

legolego liked this post
Suburbanist está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2015, 01:23 AM   #7865
Autoputevi kao hobi
srBska Kraljica
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vladicin Han
Posts: 4,240
Likes (Received): 4063

I know that it's little bit off topic,but i just found this picture:

I think that the name of this street is "Riva del Mandracchio" i don't speak Italian,so i don't know.Anyway this picture was taken in May 2014 by my father
__________________

Alqaszar liked this post
Autoputevi kao hobi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2015, 04:25 AM   #7866
Kanadzie
Registered User
 
Kanadzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,377
Likes (Received): 748

river of mandrakes?

Just be careful to stay away from the wine lest you hit one of those bloody bollards, yikes... look at the Seicento, if you had a Golf you'd have one tire on the white line and the mirror knocked off by bollard...
Kanadzie no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2015, 10:12 AM   #7867
italystf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6,460
Likes (Received): 2186

Quote:
Originally Posted by Autoputevi kao hobi View Post
I know that it's little bit off topic,but i just found this picture:

I think that the name of this street is "Riva del Mandracchio" i don't speak Italian,so i don't know.Anyway this picture was taken in May 2014 by my father
Riva: seaside
Mandracchio: little harbour
"Le Rive" (the seaside) is used to refer to the whole seaside in front of central Trieste.
https://www.google.it/maps/dir/45.65...13.7598059,16z
__________________
“The transponder’s personalised signal would be picked up when the car passed through an intersection, and then relayed to a central computer which would calculate the charge according to the intersection and the time of day and add it to the car’s bill” - Nobel Economics Prize winner William Vickrey, proposing a system of electronic tolling for the Washington metropolitan area, 1959
In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
italystf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2015, 12:53 PM   #7868
g.spinoza
Lord Kelvin
 
g.spinoza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Torino
Posts: 9,515
Likes (Received): 2120

More problems on Sicilian highways.

Several new stretches of SS 640, which is being doubled to expressway standards, are already closed due to structural failures or other problems.

The stretch Favara-Racalmuto has been closed three months ago (a year after its completion): the tarmac was failing and now works are basically rebuilding the entire carriageway.
Between Racalmuto and Castrofilippo one viaduct, opened few months ago, is showing signs of subsidence.
Also near Canicattì Sud the new carriageway has been closed down.
g.spinoza no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2015, 04:02 PM   #7869
Verso
Islander
 
Verso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ljubljana
Posts: 22,088
Likes (Received): 4752

Sicily will soon need a separate thread.
__________________
take a ride on slovenian highways

RipleyLV, čarli liked this post
Verso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2015, 04:23 PM   #7870
Autoputevi kao hobi
srBska Kraljica
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vladicin Han
Posts: 4,240
Likes (Received): 4063

It looks that road building in Sicily has some problems.
Autoputevi kao hobi no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2015, 12:41 AM   #7871
brick84
Registered User
 
brick84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 40,836

Quote:
Originally Posted by Autoputevi kao hobi View Post
It looks that some road building in Sicily has some problems.
Fixed.

__________________
"Sicilia rovina d'Italia e del forum" (cit.)


"Quello che facciamo per noi stessi,muore con noi quello che facciamo per gli altri e per il mondo rimane, ed e’ immortale" - Albert Pine.

Ponte sullo Stretto di Messina - Prima parte
Ponte sullo Stretto di Messina - Seconda parte

g.spinoza, celevac liked this post
brick84 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2015, 11:01 AM   #7872
italystf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6,460
Likes (Received): 2186

Video about construction of 3rd lane Quarto d'Altino - San Donà di Piave on A4, completed last autumn.
http://video.gelocal.it/ilpiccolo/lo...to/37527/37615
__________________
“The transponder’s personalised signal would be picked up when the car passed through an intersection, and then relayed to a central computer which would calculate the charge according to the intersection and the time of day and add it to the car’s bill” - Nobel Economics Prize winner William Vickrey, proposing a system of electronic tolling for the Washington metropolitan area, 1959
In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
italystf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2015, 11:55 AM   #7873
brick84
Registered User
 
brick84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 40,836

S.S. 115 Siracusa-Trapani

Here near Selinunte (TP)





by Dan Bock on Flickr
__________________
"Sicilia rovina d'Italia e del forum" (cit.)


"Quello che facciamo per noi stessi,muore con noi quello che facciamo per gli altri e per il mondo rimane, ed e’ immortale" - Albert Pine.

Ponte sullo Stretto di Messina - Prima parte
Ponte sullo Stretto di Messina - Seconda parte

Attus liked this post
brick84 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2015, 02:34 PM   #7874
John Maynard
BANNED
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Lausanne (CH); Warsaw (PL)
Posts: 534
Likes (Received): 376

Quote:
Originally Posted by Autoputevi kao hobi View Post
It looks that road building in Sicily has some problems.
Yes, some Don used the materials of his own motorway construction company - paid by his friends in the Italian government - in order to build his palazzio, and sold the rest to get extra cash. Normal way of life in Italy, especially Sicily and South .
John Maynard no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2015, 04:49 PM   #7875
brick84
Registered User
 
brick84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 40,836

"Normal way of life in Italy"

Stereotypies.
__________________
"Sicilia rovina d'Italia e del forum" (cit.)


"Quello che facciamo per noi stessi,muore con noi quello che facciamo per gli altri e per il mondo rimane, ed e’ immortale" - Albert Pine.

Ponte sullo Stretto di Messina - Prima parte
Ponte sullo Stretto di Messina - Seconda parte

Last edited by brick84; January 8th, 2015 at 04:59 PM.
brick84 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2015, 04:59 PM   #7876
brick84
Registered User
 
brick84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 40,836

A normale 'way' of life in Italy...


A19 Palermo-Catania



by Simona Corrao on Flickr
__________________
"Sicilia rovina d'Italia e del forum" (cit.)


"Quello che facciamo per noi stessi,muore con noi quello che facciamo per gli altri e per il mondo rimane, ed e’ immortale" - Albert Pine.

Ponte sullo Stretto di Messina - Prima parte
Ponte sullo Stretto di Messina - Seconda parte

hofburg, Kriativus liked this post
brick84 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2015, 05:10 PM   #7877
g.spinoza
Lord Kelvin
 
g.spinoza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Torino
Posts: 9,515
Likes (Received): 2120

Stunning landscapes and corruption are not mutually exclusive...
g.spinoza no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2015, 09:32 PM   #7878
italystf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6,460
Likes (Received): 2186

Quote:
Originally Posted by brick84 View Post
A normale 'way' of life in Italy...


A19 Palermo-Catania



by Simona Corrao on Flickr
Hard shoulders are narrower than usual.
__________________
“The transponder’s personalised signal would be picked up when the car passed through an intersection, and then relayed to a central computer which would calculate the charge according to the intersection and the time of day and add it to the car’s bill” - Nobel Economics Prize winner William Vickrey, proposing a system of electronic tolling for the Washington metropolitan area, 1959
In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
italystf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2015, 02:46 AM   #7879
John Maynard
BANNED
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Lausanne (CH); Warsaw (PL)
Posts: 534
Likes (Received): 376

Quote:
Originally Posted by brick84 View Post
"Normal way of life in Italy"

Stereotypies.
Not really, this one is true indeed.

Many international NGOs, European Commission, US Department of State, Transparency International, WEF, RiskAdvisory, Business Anti-Corruption Portal, EUObserver, FT, etc. show exactly the same conclusion > Italy is the most corrupted country in all EU/AELE-EFTA (actually equally corrupted as Greece, Romania and Bulgaria) .

Furthermore, corruption in Italy particularly affects procurement process, mainly in water, roads and railway projects. It is one of the main problems for doing business in Italy. Particularly when you consider that "political parties are ranked as the most corrupt institution in Italy, closely followed by public officials and Parliament" as the integrity of public officials is marred by their relationships with organized crime, Mafias and businesses .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_in_Italy
http://news.riskadvisory.net/2013/05...of-corruption/
http://www.business-anti-corruption..../snapshot.aspx
https://euobserver.com/justice/126760
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...rgest-economy/
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1b1be40e-d...#axzz3OHKdOpfC

Last edited by John Maynard; January 9th, 2015 at 03:11 AM.
John Maynard no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2015, 10:42 AM   #7880
italystf
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6,460
Likes (Received): 2186

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Maynard View Post
Not really, this one is true indeed.

Many international NGOs, European Commission, US Department of State, Transparency International, WEF, RiskAdvisory, Business Anti-Corruption Portal, EUObserver, FT, etc. show exactly the same conclusion > Italy is the most corrupted country in all EU/AELE-EFTA (actually equally corrupted as Greece, Romania and Bulgaria) .

Furthermore, corruption in Italy particularly affects procurement process, mainly in water, roads and railway projects. It is one of the main problems for doing business in Italy. Particularly when you consider that "political parties are ranked as the most corrupt institution in Italy, closely followed by public officials and Parliament" as the integrity of public officials is marred by their relationships with organized crime, Mafias and businesses .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_in_Italy
http://news.riskadvisory.net/2013/05...of-corruption/
http://www.business-anti-corruption..../snapshot.aspx
https://euobserver.com/justice/126760
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...rgest-economy/
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1b1be40e-d...#axzz3OHKdOpfC
We know everything of that, however some people like to pretend that this problem is non-existent and a such general attitude only makes the problem less visible and thus more difficult to fight.
Some illegal practices have been radicated in politics, administrations and business for decades and are seen as "normal business practice", and sometimes don't even generate social stigma. For example if a professional tell you: "Price is X with receipt or 0,9X without receipt.", virtually everybody will chose the second option. Everybody compains about political corruption and the state that wants only to steal money from the poor, then they feel justified by stealing from the state, not realizing that more tax evasion = more tax pressure, because money are needed. When tax pressure increases because of the high evasion, more other people will be encouraged to evade taxes.
I believe that in the other side of the Alps is totally different: the state respect its citizen (with transparency and corruption being a rare and strongly prosecuted event) and citizen respect the state by abiding laws.

John Maynard you should also know that your country got a shitload of money from bank deposits of our mafosi and corrupt politicians.
__________________
“The transponder’s personalised signal would be picked up when the car passed through an intersection, and then relayed to a central computer which would calculate the charge according to the intersection and the time of day and add it to the car’s bill” - Nobel Economics Prize winner William Vickrey, proposing a system of electronic tolling for the Washington metropolitan area, 1959
In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

legolego liked this post

Last edited by italystf; January 9th, 2015 at 10:59 AM.
italystf no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
autobahn, autostrada, highways, italia, italy, motorways

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium