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Old August 30th, 2011, 03:32 PM   #11001
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Nah, the Sauerland region is only some 300 kilometers inland and you can frequently ski at 500+ meters altitude, so it should be possible over 1000 meters too. The average high in the Netherlands during the winter is 5 - 6 C. Considering temperature drops 1 degree every 100 m, it should be possible from 600 - 700 m to have subzero temperatures throughout the winter.

On the other hand, it's nice to fantasize about it, but it's unrealistic. It needs a volume of approximately 210 km³ at the minimum, which is the equivalent of 35 billion truck loads of 6 m³.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 04:07 PM   #11002
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This new seems a sort of science-fiction project, like the rail tunnel under the Atlantic Ocean.
In Italy once I read of a project of a 120km long bridge between Ancona, I and Zadar, HR.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=310686
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Old August 30th, 2011, 04:11 PM   #11003
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They did look at possibilities of a railtunnel between Bristol, UK and New York, NY.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 04:15 PM   #11004
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A brige would be too much. For the time being, I'd be satisfied if the Croatians build a very-close-to-the-coastline 3+3 highway in place of national highway 8.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 04:40 PM   #11005
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Madness that resurfaces at times. Now it seems that Russia wants the 70-billion-dollar tunnel under the Bering strait. An insanity connecting two nowheres.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 05:29 PM   #11006
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Old August 30th, 2011, 06:40 PM   #11007
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Can someone comment on this crazy plan by the Dutch to build a 2000m-high mountain on their soil?
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90777/7567786.html
plans like that are everywhere around us. you are from province Ancona, so you probably know about project for bridge between Zadar and Ancona
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=318251
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Old August 30th, 2011, 06:50 PM   #11008
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A brige would be too much. For the time being, I'd be satisfied if the Croatians build a very-close-to-the-coastline 3+3 highway in place of national highway 8.
I think the esisting A1 motorway is enough. They should only extend it further south toward Dubrovnik and complete the A7 from Bakar to Senj (intersection with A1).
Motorway very close to the coastline = destroy the environment and make the landscape ugly
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Old August 30th, 2011, 06:52 PM   #11009
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Nowadays even a Plješac Bridge is pretty much a sci-fi isn't it..
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Old August 30th, 2011, 06:57 PM   #11010
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If Wikipedia is correct, Bosnia doesn't use the Nerum as a deep-water port, but wants to reserve its rights to do so.

I say: build the damn bridge, instead of having to rely on a country still plots against Croatian interests and, much more importantly, unlikely Croatia will not joing European Union, bringing the prospect of future very complicated situations, customs etc.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 08:39 PM   #11011
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Theres a big traffic jam going through my suburb because the M3 has been closed due to a vehicle fire, it was a bit gridlocked at the Crooked Billet Roundabout (A30/A308/A????)



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Old August 31st, 2011, 12:49 PM   #11012
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If Wikipedia is correct, Bosnia doesn't use the Nerum as a deep-water port, but wants to reserve its rights to do so.

I say: build the damn bridge, instead of having to rely on a country still plots against Croatian interests and, much more importantly, unlikely Croatia will not joing European Union, bringing the prospect of future very complicated situations, customs etc.
I say don't build it and keep being forced to cooperate rather than feeling free to plot against each other.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 03:23 PM   #11013
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I say don't build it and keep being forced to cooperate rather than feeling free to plot against each other.
Build a higher bridge then. If EU is to have a long-term border, I think it should NOT inclute Bosnia, Montenegro, Kosovo within it. Nothing against these countries, but they do not belong to the EU context.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 03:59 PM   #11014
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The problem is there isn't much of a consensus on what is EU context but it depends on day-to-day politics. I'd say everybody should have a chance when they reach certain standards, but obviously EU politics works differently.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 09:06 PM   #11015
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Today when I was reading the news on the opening of the A8 Wrocław superb-140kph-motorway bypass in the Polish News of the day thread, I couldn't help but search for "like it", yet despite the fact that I had known of the opening and even watched videos and photos from live traffic....
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Old September 1st, 2011, 01:01 AM   #11016
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Coldest summer in London since 1993, the average high this August was 19
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Old September 1st, 2011, 09:06 AM   #11017
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It doesn't seem that cold for the UK. Isn't the normal average high about 21 in that part of the country? Anyway from experience in the UK they don't get the best weather in the summer but in April probably.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 01:07 PM   #11018
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Its 24C in August. That Aprilt hing was only really this year, we had a very hot April. There hasn't been one of those hot summers here for a few years now

http://www.worldweatheronline.com/we...ges.aspx?q=LHR
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Old September 1st, 2011, 01:16 PM   #11019
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I acutally can't believe that it is 24, in Bratislava it is 27 for July/August and we get much warmer summers. In the UK if they rarely get even more than 25C don't they?

Btw, last 2 weeks it has been above 30/35, this week every day it is above 25C which is pretty normal for Bratislava but it can hardly ever happen in London.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 04:44 PM   #11020
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Can someone explain why Google Street View coverage, in country areas, usually ends where asphalt ends? Do they fear to have their Google Cars covered with mud or dust?
And why there are gaps even on major covered roads?
And why coverage also ends where a road cross a border (I-A, I-SLO, etc...)?
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