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Old March 6th, 2016, 12:08 AM   #3321
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Its hardly rusty and creaky. Also, it's a major landmark.
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Old March 7th, 2016, 12:06 AM   #3322
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I'm surprised that trying to raise up a huge old steel bridge is cheaper/easier than just imploding the old rusty creaky thing up and erecting a generic cable stayed bridge instead. Or is there a long term plan to remove the old span once the approaches are redone and some years pass?
Like most major bridges in the New York area, it's a landmark, which means it can't be torn down.
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Old March 7th, 2016, 12:58 AM   #3323
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Like most major bridges in the New York area, it's a landmark, which means it can't be torn down.
That's so stupid. A bridge is there to serve a purpose, if it doesn't serve that purpose any more why keep it around just out of nostalgia?
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Old March 7th, 2016, 01:28 AM   #3324
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a) so we can learn about our past

b) they can often serve other purposes, such as pedestrian bridges or fishing piers

In this case, the Bayonne Bridge continues to serve its purpose quite well, its just that the new Panama Canal expansion means that more clearance is needed. This option cuts the cost and reduces the land take.
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Old March 8th, 2016, 09:00 PM   #3325
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NC-12, Bonner Bridge

Governor McCrory Breaks Ground for a New Bonner Bridge; Celebrates as Construction Begins

Governor Pat McCrory broke ground on the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge replacement over Oregon Inlet today. The official beginning of construction marks a long-awaited milestone for people who live, work or visit the Outer Banks from throughout North Carolina and from around the world.

The new bridge is designed to have a 100-year life span and is scheduled to open to traffic in November 2018. The overall project, including the demolition of the existing bridge, is scheduled to complete in September 2019.

Another benefit of the new bridge is that the high rise will be 3,500 feet long and have seven navigational spans, each averaging about 300 feet in width, which will provide more options for navigation under the bridge. Comparatively, the arched high rise of the existing bridge provides for only one navigational span with an opening of 130 feet.

Built in 1963, the existing bridge replaced an hour-long ferry ride over Oregon Inlet that could not operate in inclement weather or carry the growing population of islanders and tourists who sought to enjoy the cultural and natural beauty of the Southern Outer Banks. Today, the bridge carries tens of thousands of residents and visitors daily, helping support the state's tourism industry and providing a critical evacuation route.

The N.C. Department of Transportation began working with the local community, as well as state and federal resource agencies, on plans to replace the existing bridge with a new parallel one in 1989. After reaching agreement on how and where to build the bridge, a contract was signed in 2011 for the design and construction of the new bridge, but construction was stalled by litigation.

In June 2015, after four years of delay, Governor's McCrory's NCDOT team reached a settlement agreement with the petitioners that allowed the state to move forward with replacing the Bonner Bridge with a new parallel bridge.
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Old March 11th, 2016, 01:07 AM   #3326
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Jackson Street bridge across the Passaic River , between The Ironbound (Newark) & Harrison,NJ


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Old March 11th, 2016, 10:20 PM   #3327
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US 23, Michigan

A truck has struck the overpass of 8 Mile Road across the US 23 freeway near Whitmore Lake in Michigan. The overpass had to be demolished.



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Old March 15th, 2016, 09:58 PM   #3328
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California State Route 4, Stockton

They are extending the CA-4 freeway in Stockton, California. This seems to have been planned a very long time ago, judging by the stack interchange where the freeway abruptly ended.



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Old March 15th, 2016, 11:52 PM   #3329
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^ Yes, there are a lot of trucks there due to the port.
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Old March 16th, 2016, 12:27 AM   #3330
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^ Yes, there are a lot of trucks there due to the port.
I was already wondering why they are building this short (less than 1mile?) stretch.
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Old March 18th, 2016, 04:32 AM   #3331
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How were they able to get away with the eminent domain?
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Old March 18th, 2016, 09:11 PM   #3332
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what do you mean get away with it? The government can use eminent domain whenever they want.
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Old March 18th, 2016, 09:30 PM   #3333
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what do you mean get away with it? The government can use eminent domain whenever they want.
No, only if they can prove a real public need. Which they apparently could here, given the truck traffic on the local roads through the port.
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Old March 18th, 2016, 11:29 PM   #3334
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No, only if they can prove a real public need. Which they apparently could here, given the truck traffic on the local roads through the port.
I look at Google Maps and have no clue where it's even going. What port?
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Old March 19th, 2016, 12:55 AM   #3336
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No, only if they can prove a real public need.
Not quite. Only a "public purpose" is required, not a "public need".
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Old March 19th, 2016, 02:46 AM   #3337
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WS-99 Alaskan Way replacement project

Bertha, the troubled TBM, this time reached a planned maintenance stop chamber without further complications. It will now rest there up to one month while workers perform scheduled maintenance/calibration.



It will then cut across the Alaskan Way Viaduct, several meters below its foundations; there is this 3D model of the thing


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WA-16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge

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Midtown Bridge over the Hackensack River in Hackensack - Bogota,NJ


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