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Old October 30th, 2013, 11:12 PM   #2261
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Chicago is the largest metropolitan area that has a freeway network to consist chiefly of Interstate Highways. Nearly all freeways are Interstates, except;

* IL 53 (7 mi)
* IL 390 (6 mi)
* IL 394 (9 mi)
* US 41 (8 mi)

There are also smaller metro areas that have nearly entirely only Interstates in their freeway network, such as Indianapolis, Charlotte, New Orleans, Tucson, Albuquerque and Butte ( )
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Old October 31st, 2013, 06:22 PM   #2262
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US 59 Amelia Earhart Bridge, Atchison, KS

The old Amelia Earhart Bridge in Atchison, Kansas is no more.

The bridge opened in 1939 and was closed in 2012 when a new span opened. It was blown up on October 9.

prior to demolition (it's the center truss bridge).
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Old November 1st, 2013, 07:43 PM   #2263
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SR-520, Washington state

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Old November 4th, 2013, 08:40 PM   #2264
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More fall photos from MoDOT.

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Old November 4th, 2013, 09:27 PM   #2265
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Big news on the Weather Channel yesterday (maybe you can still find video at weather.com) is that the thing had to be closed for several hours on Saturday due to high winds - it was swaying dangerously....

Nice fall photos, too. Colors were peaking and the sun was out (which really helps) as I was driving through the Princeton, N.J., area on Saturday.
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Old November 5th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #2266
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US 460 Connector, Virginia

Virginia's tallest bridge. It's interesting to see a European-style "valley viaduct" in the United States. Such viaducts are relatively uncommon in the U.S., where routes tend to follow the hillsides or valley floors.

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Old November 10th, 2013, 12:55 AM   #2267
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Old November 10th, 2013, 02:37 AM   #2268
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Is this section not signed as I-69 yet?
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Old November 13th, 2013, 11:32 AM   #2270
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Old November 13th, 2013, 03:23 PM   #2271
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That's pretty amazing - here in New Jersey, they wouldn't have even finished putting out the orange barrels yet, because they only do that between 7AM and 10AM, and then again at 3PM to 6PM..
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Old November 13th, 2013, 04:37 PM   #2272
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NJ-52 Ocean City

Two documentaries about the replacement of the Route 52 causeway in New Jersey.



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Old November 13th, 2013, 04:50 PM   #2273
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Damaged by Sandy? (Don't have time to watch.)
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Old November 13th, 2013, 04:57 PM   #2274
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They mentioned a hurricane / tropical storm in 2010, but not Sandy. The project is already finished, it was built between 2006 and 2012.

It's a substantial improvement. While the old bridge also had 4 lanes, it had a drawbridge and no space for cyclists and pedestrians. The new bridge is higher with a fixed span across the waterway, and a separate bicycle/footpath.
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Why doesn't GMaps treat NY 198 and NY 33 (in Buffalo) as freeways?
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US 13, Gilmerton Bridge, Chesapeake, VA

Governor McDonnell Opens the New Four-Lane Gilmerton Bridge in Chesapeake

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today the opening of the new four-lane Gilmerton Bridge on Military Highway in Chesapeake, one of the most innovative bridge replacement projects in the state. The new $140 million vertical lift bridge, which replaced the former double-leaf bascule bridge built in 1938, will ease traffic congestion for the 35,000 vehicles that use the bridge daily and provide taller clearance for ships.

The governor joined the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) with the city of Chesapeake during a ribbon cutting event held on the bridge's lift span. The new bridge opens to traffic at 4:00 p.m.
Full press release: http://www.governor.virginia.gov/new...se.cfm?id=2075

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That's pretty amazing - here in New Jersey, they wouldn't have even finished putting out the orange barrels yet, because they only do that between 7AM and 10AM, and then again at 3PM to 6PM..
honestly I think in NJ it is not that bad, comparing to repairs in NYC. I drive the Garden state parkway every day and see how they work building a new divider there. It is pretty rapid and quality of work is outstanding.
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US 61, Hastings Bridge, MN

The new Hastings Bridge along US 61 in Minnesota will be inaugurated Friday. It spans the Mississippi River.

The new bridge replaces a deteriorating older span. The project cost is $ 130 million.

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US 50, Missouri

A new alignment is under construction of US 50 east of Jefferson City.

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