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Old December 12th, 2015, 07:16 PM   #3181
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Cool project.

I hope they do tunnels instead of bridges. I think tunnels were built because the Navy feared that an enemy could blow up the bridges and trap pretty much half our fleet in harbor.

While the cold war is over, there is still the real potential for something like that to happen and the best way to avoid it is to simply not give our enemies the opportunity in the first place.

Besides, wouldn't duplication of these roads simply be a matter of building new spans and new tunnels?
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Old December 12th, 2015, 07:37 PM   #3182
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I would expect anything over water to involve tunnels (maybe interspersed with bridges) because of the Navy wanting to pass around (like most other crossings)
Probably mostly reclaimed land on that small N-S road connecting extended 564 to 164 (I think that "island" is all reclaimed, too square to be real...)

Portsmouth has a really nice and small city centre. I remember going there at night but getting surprised by the monument "to our Confederate dead." - I was like "ah yes, this is the South "
Whereas in Camden, Maine, there's a monument to the dead of "the Great Rebellion."
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Old December 12th, 2015, 07:46 PM   #3183
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Besides, wouldn't duplication of these roads simply be a matter of building new spans and new tunnels?
I think so. The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel was duplicated that way in 1976.
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Old December 14th, 2015, 02:24 AM   #3184
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Rare scene of foreign (New Brunswick) road shield being used on American signs, Calais, Maine
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Old December 14th, 2015, 04:37 PM   #3185
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Nice, although I'm not sure it's that rare. You see plenty of "to Autoroute 15" assemblies alongside the I-87 ones north of Albany. (Or you did the last time I was up there.)
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Old December 14th, 2015, 09:31 PM   #3186
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The beautiful Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston, South Carolina. The photo shows three generations of bridges (1929, 1966, 2005). The right two bridges were demolished after the Ravenel Bridge opened.

US 17 runs across the Ravenel Bridge. It is one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in North America. It has eight lanes.

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Old December 15th, 2015, 01:51 AM   #3187
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Nice, although I'm not sure it's that rare. You see plenty of "to Autoroute 15" assemblies alongside the I-87 ones north of Albany. (Or you did the last time I was up there.)
Amusingly (but logically) there is a "TO A-15" sign in Rouses point that points away from Canada

https://www.google.pl/maps/@44.99953...8i6656!6m1!1e1
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Old December 15th, 2015, 10:14 PM   #3188
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Good to see, the traffic congestion in this region is terrible, especially on the I-64 side and even (maybe especially) on the municipal network.
They put tolls up all over the place in the past few years but haven't really built anything yet...
Like the second Midtown Tunnel tube and the extension of the MLK Expressway?
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Old December 16th, 2015, 02:41 AM   #3189
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Old December 16th, 2015, 09:41 PM   #3190
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Can we have a complete map of the projects around DFW?
I made a map myself showing all the projects in DFW. The red is what is currently under construction. The green is what has either been proposed or what is currently in the process of beginning stages. This is all according to the Texas Department of Transportation's website.



This map does not include the proposed outer loops. Here are some photos of that:

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After proposition 7 passing the vote, some toll roads in DFW will be constructed as freeways.

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Old December 16th, 2015, 10:10 PM   #3192
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Thank you very much!

If it is not too much trouble, could you please label which project corresponds to which images?
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Old December 18th, 2015, 11:25 PM   #3193
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The New Charlestown Bridge over the Charles River

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Old December 19th, 2015, 05:33 AM   #3194
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The New Charlestown Bridge over the Charles River

love the idea of greenery on the bridge
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Old December 19th, 2015, 11:29 AM   #3195
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The New Charlestown Bridge over the Charles River

(looked for this in Charleston SC, couldn't find it)

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Dallas Horseshoe Project update for the month of November:














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Old December 23rd, 2015, 05:10 AM   #3198
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"Bertha", the tunnel boring machine which broke down two years ago, finally moved forward today along the Seattle waterfront, after lengthy repairs. The tunnel, under downtown, will replace the aging and prone-to-earthquake-damage viaduct. From KIRO-TV.
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The next leg in Bertha’s journey

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This rendering shows the path that Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, will take from the pit where she was repaired to an underground maintenance stop 450 feet to the north. After moving the machine forward 8 feet in late December 2015, Seattle Tunnel Partners, the SR 99 tunnel contractor, was preparing to tunnel toward the maintenance area beginning in January 2016.

The next leg in Bertha’s journey
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Boy, is Bertha being babied!
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