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Old March 28th, 2016, 08:40 PM   #641
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Everything you've always wanted to know about toilet usage on expressway rest areas

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/201.../#.Vvlr4EdN3Yg
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Old March 28th, 2016, 10:05 PM   #642
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Dude. Think about those of us who are eating!
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Old April 16th, 2016, 10:31 AM   #643
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The Kumamoto Earthquakes inflicted some serious damage on Kyushu.

This is Highway 57 in Minamiaso.





Kyushu Expressway also cracked:
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Old April 16th, 2016, 06:07 PM   #644
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The Kumamoto Earthquakes inflicted some serious damage on Kyushu.

This is Highway 57 in Minamiaso.

Highway 57 again featuring the luckiest driver in Japan.

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Old April 17th, 2016, 01:06 AM   #645
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Question
To the engineers and architects out there:

Is there any kind of technology or construction technique available today that can prevent something like this during an earthquake?

Or does that really mean that you and your passengers will have no choice but to plunge to your death?
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Old April 17th, 2016, 03:04 AM   #646
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Question
To the engineers and architects out there:

Is there any kind of technology or construction technique available today that can prevent something like this during an earthquake?

Or does that really mean that you and your passengers will have no choice but to plunge to your death?
Not an engineer or architect, but having some background in the matter.

It depends on a large number of factors:

In some areas, slides like this are foreseeable, in some areas not so much.

In areas where slides are considered a possibility there may be various techniques that can reduce the likelihood or manage the situation, depending on the specific site's circumstances.

Then you have to take into account cost. Some technically possible schemes are HIDEOUSLY expensive to implement. So it becomes necessary to balance out things like the likelihood of a slide, how many cars use the road, etc. in order to make a decision.
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Old April 25th, 2016, 04:42 PM   #647
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Lucky driver.

Any casualties in this part?
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Old April 27th, 2016, 03:58 AM   #648
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Highway 57 again featuring the luckiest driver in Japan.

This is the most lucky japanese on the world.
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Old April 27th, 2016, 04:10 AM   #649
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Not an engineer or architect, but having some background in the matter.

It depends on a large number of factors:

In some areas, slides like this are foreseeable, in some areas not so much.

In areas where slides are considered a possibility there may be various techniques that can reduce the likelihood or manage the situation, depending on the specific site's circumstances.

Then you have to take into account cost. Some technically possible schemes are HIDEOUSLY expensive to implement. So it becomes necessary to balance out things like the likelihood of a slide, how many cars use the road, etc. in order to make a decision.
Oh I see.
So in short, either of the two outcomes would have applied for the occupants in the white car.

P.S.
What does this mean for reconstruction of buildings, roads, railways, houses and other related infrastructure in the Kumamoto area?

Would there be more investment and use of technology during construction for disaster mitigation countermeasures (even if it will raise costs)?
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Old April 27th, 2016, 05:37 AM   #650
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If what happened after the 2011 Tohoku quake is any indication, they'll try to relocate small towns in trouble-prone areas and do whatever they have to for the cities.

This is a VERY vague outline and there are many gradations between that would take pages to fill out. Things will move on a case-by-case basis. Besides, I haven't heard of this being nearly as bad as Tohoku, so a full restoration may be possible.
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Old April 28th, 2016, 04:38 PM   #651
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To the engineers and architects out there:

Is there any kind of technology or construction technique available today that can prevent something like this during an earthquake?
You can decrease the risk of landslides for infrastructure with construction technique (reinforced earth, drain, walls, monitoring if it's already known as a risky area) but totally stop.. not in any cases. :s
And as 00zy99 said, depend of the specific site's circumstances : soil composition, soil hydraulic properties, hydraulic profiles (Here: the main river at the bottom, a old Thalweg where the main landslide occurs, a canal "near" the railway, and a little river near the collapsed part of the road), stress (due to the road, earthquake), slope stability.

I found a video which give a better point of view of the site I'm sorry but I can't post links (sick ), on youtube: youtube.com/watch?v=C52Niq2jNdI (search: 阿蘇大橋周辺の土砂崩れ箇所)
On another video, we can see the water flowing from the canal to the main river and at the top of the hill some unstable areas. The area is not stabilised but I hope there will not another landslide there.
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Yup here's the vid:
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Old May 1st, 2016, 05:59 PM   #653
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To the engineers and architects out there:

Is there any kind of technology or construction technique available today that can prevent something like this during an earthquake?

Or does that really mean that you and your passengers will have no choice but to plunge to your death?
I have a background in architecture. Earth will reclaim its form and our roads will sooner or later erode. The key lies in disaster prevention by identifying hazards and taking necessary actions to reduce the hazards. In this case, better soil testing or landslide protection could have been done.
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Old May 3rd, 2016, 07:25 PM   #654
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Kumamoto
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27th there are still many undulation and small steps on high way

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http://www.snupdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Next-Tokyo-2045-1.jpg[/IMG]

Could someone help me figure out how these diagrams defer from today?

I would particulularly like to know that the bold black line on the right diagram is and what the dotted line across the Northwest edge of the bay means.
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Old June 8th, 2016, 07:20 AM   #656
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Kamaishi expressway construction
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Old August 11th, 2016, 11:43 PM   #659
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Let's talk about Roundabouts/Rotaries/Traffic Circles in Japan

Here's one in Nagano



These circles are relatively new concepts in Japan (which is a country that has for decades been used to traffic lights and intersection and as such, has a traffic/highway code that resolves around these type of road elements).

With that said, are more and more local drivers starting to get the hang of these circles? Or is it that more practice/training/education is needed?
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Old August 12th, 2016, 10:36 PM   #660
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They seem to drive across the marked sections. Perhaps they're used to doing that on other roads. Japanese roads have a huge amount of road markings compared to Europe or North America.
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