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Old February 8th, 2015, 05:38 PM   #2781
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Apart from the yellow-middle lane, looks like Latvia.
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Old February 8th, 2015, 07:03 PM   #2782
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looks like middle of nowhere, USA. Surely that kind of road isn't really remarkable? its essentially every rural road on this continent.
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Old February 8th, 2015, 11:35 PM   #2783
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It is remarkable as it looks like Latvia

I am not sure if every rural road looks like that, just in that kind of "north, eastish" zone

Northern Ontario, bumpier and more trees, southwest US just desert and better pavement quality :P
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Old February 10th, 2015, 12:11 AM   #2784
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Goldbough's photo is fairly representative of RURAL roads, but not necessarily "outside cities", as written. I know of 6- and 7--lane divided roads with traffic lights every 250 yards that are 30 or 40- miles outside of any major city. Here's one.

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Old February 10th, 2015, 12:47 AM   #2785
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I'm guessing one of those corners has a Wawa?
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Old February 10th, 2015, 01:01 AM   #2786
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Yeah seriously, sidewalks? It's city
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Old February 10th, 2015, 06:12 AM   #2787
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Exton, PA is a city. When I wrote "outside cities" I meant way outside cities, not a few miles outside the city limits or outside a huge city.

My point in posting the photo was so other people from around the world could see that not all US Highways (designated as such) aren't multilane roads. Also, there are some people in the USA who probably never leave big cities and may not even know what the road looks like. Although I suspect most of us on this forum are aware of these types of roads.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 07:22 AM   #2788
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Exton is not a city; it's a remote suburb (with one of those shopping centers tarted up to look like a fake city...found myself out there Christmas shopping once). It's not even incorporated; it's really in West Whiteland Township.

Anyhow, if it's Exton, there probably is a Wawa.

But I see your point. :-)

EDITS: West Whiteland, not East.

And here's the spot: https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.0...42272&t=h&z=15

And there's no Wawa there, but if you go literally in any direction (Business 30 west, Business 30 east, 100 north, 100 south) a couple of miles, GMaps tells me, you'll find one.

(Wawa. It's a Philly/regional thing. Knowing where Jim in Jersey is from, I just assumed.... https://www.wawa.com/faqs.aspx?c=fuel )
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Old February 10th, 2015, 07:37 AM   #2789
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Yeah seriously, sidewalks? It's city
A couple of train stops closer in on the same corridor, there's a spot about half a block from the train station with no sidewalks and some a----le business owner who's built a barrier right up to the street line plastered with no-trespassing signs. At least that was the case the last time I was out there. Which is why I find the notion that anything out there is "city" laughable.

Let me see if I can find it....

EDIT: Found it. They've fixed the situation. So you can now walk safely from Paoli station to...the Wawa.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 11:09 PM   #2790
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I posted the picture only to highlight that in much of the US, there is a big difference between "rural", and "not in a city", and that many 'suburban' areas have a LOT of roadway. Yes, it's Exton, I grew up about a mile north of the crossroads there, and up until about 1980 it was a very rural area - Route 100 (the N/S pike) was two lanes in either direction, and Route 30 (the E/W pike, the Lincoln Highway) was the same. It's about 35 miles due west of Center City Philly, and used to be pretty much the edge of civilization heading west, until you came to Lancaster, about 40 miles farther on. Now, it's as densely built up as any suburban commercial corridor, and is noteworthy only as the home of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, and, of course, me.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 11:13 PM   #2791
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The Dollarway, Arkansas' historic concrete road

In 1914, the longest continuous stretch of concrete pavement in the United States was in...New York City? Los Angeles? Chicago?

No---Jefferson County, Arkansas!

In the early 1900s, residents of rural Jefferson County, Arkansas decided they wanted to make their access to Little Rock, the capital and largest city, a lot easier by building their own road. So, they got to work and produced a 23 mile long road stretching across parts of Jefferson County. It didn't cover all the distance, but it was a marvelous creation at the time of its completion, October 1914.

Only a tiny remnant exists today as Reynolds Road in Redfield, Arkansas. The the rest of it was paved over by US Hwy 365. However, there are a couple of bridges, believe it or not, that still serve the citizens of Jefferson County, and you can still find concrete slabs underneath the gravel that prevails today.

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Old February 11th, 2015, 12:14 AM   #2792
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Neat.
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Old February 12th, 2015, 05:18 PM   #2793
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Shenandoah River Bridge, West Virginia

The Shenandoah River Bridge near Charles Town, West Virginia. It is part of State Route 9. It was built between 2010 and 2012 at a cost of $ 40 million.


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Old February 12th, 2015, 08:35 PM   #2794
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Odd bridge. One would think that they would have painted it.......
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Odd bridge. One would think that they would have painted it.......
They probably used a new type of sealant that causes a form of rust on the exterior that acts a shield and prevents any actually damaging forms of weathering. There's several bridges near me that have this. The oldest one is several years old and has gone through numerous severe weather cycles and several major storms without any signs of damage.
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Old February 18th, 2015, 09:29 PM   #2796
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Bertha's pit.


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Old February 19th, 2015, 05:35 AM   #2797
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Bertha apparently started moving again today. Cut through 3 feet. A couple thousand to go.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 08:05 AM   #2798
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I hope they are done with problems there... It was stalled for a year.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 10:00 AM   #2799
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Bertha's pit.
How deep is the Bertha`s pit ? 30-40m
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120 feet, so around 36 meters. It's quite the repair job. Imagine if this had happened under the sea.
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