daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old April 7th, 2016, 03:16 PM   #3361
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,594
Likes (Received): 19387

The average traffic on the current bridge is only 1,000 vehicles per day.

One of the main reasons quoted is the fact that the Intracoastal Waterway has a lot of shipping (hence the bridge opens frequently) increasing travel times for emergency services.
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old April 8th, 2016, 08:15 AM   #3362
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

Garden State Parkway in Bloomfield,NJ


Garden State Parkway in NJ
by Corey Best, on Flickr
__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2016, 04:00 PM   #3363
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,643
Likes (Received): 53484

TX-601 El Paso TX


TX-601 Spur East - Exit 22 by Zach, on Flickr
__________________
We are floating in space...

FM 2258, Zaz965 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2016, 09:01 PM   #3364
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,594
Likes (Received): 19387

US 68 Eggner's Ferry Bridge, Kentucky

The new Eggner's Ferry Bridge in western Kentucky opened to traffic yesterday. They opened two lanes, full four-lane capacity will become available later in the year.



It replaces a truss bridge from 1932. This bridge was struck by a vessel in 2012, causing one segment to collapse. A replacement was already planned back then, but was accelerated.

It is part of a larger project to replace two two-lane bridges along US 68, across Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake.

Project website; http://www.lakebridges.com/
__________________

my clinched highways / travel mapping • highway photography @ Flickr and Youtube

8166UY, jchernin, Nexis, cuartango, Buffaboy and 1 others liked this post
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2016, 07:23 PM   #3365
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

New SR 520 floating bridge: first drive

__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section

sagger, Buffaboy, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2016, 12:54 AM   #3366
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

Protecting the Alaskan Way Viaduct

__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2016, 02:13 AM   #3367
Buffaboy
Buffalo's Idealist💡
 
Buffaboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Buffalo Southtowns, New York
Posts: 3,822
Likes (Received): 2122

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisZwolle View Post
The new Eggner's Ferry Bridge in western Kentucky opened to traffic yesterday. They opened two lanes, full four-lane capacity will become available later in the year.



It replaces a truss bridge from 1932. This bridge was struck by a vessel in 2012, causing one segment to collapse. A replacement was already planned back then, but was accelerated.

It is part of a larger project to replace two two-lane bridges along US 68, across Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake.

Project website; http://www.lakebridges.com/
The one on the right looks like it was built with Lincoln Logs and rusted out Erector pieces.
Buffaboy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2016, 03:43 AM   #3368
mcarling
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4,605
Likes (Received): 491

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buffaboy View Post
The one on the right looks like it was built with Lincoln Logs and rusted out Erector pieces.
I'm glad they didn't waste money dealing with the rust on the old bridge as they were building the replacement bridge.
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
mcarling no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2016, 08:14 AM   #3369
Ginkgo
Registered User
 
Ginkgo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,679
Likes (Received): 3574

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexis View Post
Protecting the Alaskan Way Viaduct

Nice video. The state is surely spending big bucks to "buck up" a tired and sagging viaduct that should have already been decommissioned, had TBM Bertha only not run into problems and be years behind schedule. The Alaskan Way viaduct (Washington Route 99) will be closing on April 29 for about two weeks as Bertha begins tunneling underneath. Due to Seattle central's hourglass shape, only two, count'em, two high-speed, limited access roads cut through north and south (the other being I-5). So the thousands of cars which use the viaduct daily will.....well, it'll be tough.

More information from WDOT.

__________________
Big Green Chauvanist

ChuckScraperMiami#1, Sentilj liked this post
Ginkgo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 18th, 2016, 03:31 AM   #3370
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

Bayonne Bridge, NYC, April 2016: Roadbed-raising on America's longest arch bridge

__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section

Buffaboy, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 19th, 2016, 03:35 PM   #3371
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,594
Likes (Received): 19387

US 75, McKinney, Texas

US 75 through the city of McKinney in Texas (a Dallas suburb) has been widened from four to eight lanes last year.

McKinney is one of the fastest-growing suburbs in Texas. Population grew from 21,000 in 1990 to 157,000 in 2014.




By DFW Freeways: http://dfwfreeways.com/us75/driving-mckinney
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 19th, 2016, 08:35 PM   #3372
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,594
Likes (Received): 19387

Orchard Pond Parkway, Florida

A privately built toll road opened to traffic yesterday in Leon County, Florida. It's located about 7 miles north of I-10 outside of Tallahassee. The Orchard Pond Parkway is 5.2 miles long. It is the first privately built toll road in Florida. It uses electronic toll collection with SunPass. The toll road is numbered as Leon County Road 0344.

More background information: http://www.tallahassee.com/story/mon...tion/81164022/

__________________

my clinched highways / travel mapping • highway photography @ Flickr and Youtube

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 19th, 2016, 09:11 PM   #3373
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,594
Likes (Received): 19387

Nebraska

Nebraska designed an expressway plan back in 1988 to cover major non-Interstate routes, which were to be built to expressway standards (four-lane divided highways).

The expressway system had its origins in the 1960s. In 1968, Nebraska solicited an expansion of the Interstate system by 246 miles, they especially wanted a north-south Interstate Highway through the state, as Nebraska is the only state with no north-south Interstate Highway.

The Bureau of Public Roads only approved 2 miles, I-129 around South Sioux City. They then proposed a 750 mile network of freeways with Interstate Highway standards and over 1,400 miles of two-lane roads which were to be widened to four-lane divided highways at some point. This was called the 'freeway-expressway system'. However, besides the completion of the actual Interstate Highways, not much was completed.

In 1988, a new expressway plan was proposed and partially funded. A number of stretches were widened to four-lane divided highways, including portions US 75, US 81, US 275, N-2 and N-71. However the expansion project stalled somewhat after the early 2000s, only the N-71 widening (2011) and Wahoo Bypass (2015) were completed over the last 10 years.

The governor signed a bill into law yesterday approving $ 450 million for the Nebraska highway system, which includes the goal to complete the 1988 system by 2033. The first projects will likely start in 2019.

Here's a map of the 1988 expressway plan:
__________________

my clinched highways / travel mapping • highway photography @ Flickr and Youtube

Luki_SL, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 20th, 2016, 01:00 AM   #3374
geogregor
Registered User
 
geogregor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London
Posts: 15,514
Likes (Received): 19147

Something for number crunchers and road signs fanatics

P3100435
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


P3131224
by Geogregor*, on Flickr


P3131225
by Geogregor*, on Flickr
geogregor está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old April 20th, 2016, 01:44 AM   #3375
Kanadzie
Registered User
 
Kanadzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 2,374
Likes (Received): 747

LOL how did you miss that Betty is the best bang in town?
__________________
100 coups de fouet, si vous n'êtes pas morts de rire !
Kanadzie no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 20th, 2016, 05:00 AM   #3376
OakRidge
Registered User
 
OakRidge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: El Camino Real - California
Posts: 693
Likes (Received): 1462

Push Mtn. Road-Hwy 341 by Arkansas Highways, on Flickr
__________________
"I had my back to the light and my face was turned towards
the things which it illumined, so that my eyes, by which I
saw the things which stood in the light, were themselves
in darkness." - Confessions (Book IV), Augustine of Hippo

"Laws are made for these reasons: that human wickedness
may be restrained through fear of their execution; that the
lives of innocent men may be safe among criminals; and
that the temptation to commit wrong may be restrained by
the fear of punishment." - The Visigothic Code (Book I, Title II, Part V)

Highway89, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
OakRidge no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 22nd, 2016, 03:36 AM   #3377
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17034

Taken Yesterday - 4/20/16

From the NJ Side

Burlington - Bristol Bridge


Burlington - Bristol Bridge over the Delaware River in Burlington,NJ
by Corey Best, on Flickr


Burlington - Bristol Bridge over the Delaware River in Burlington,NJ
by Corey Best, on Flickr


Burlington - Bristol Bridge over the Delaware River in Burlington,NJ
by Corey Best, on Flickr


Burlington - Bristol Bridge over the Delaware River in Burlington,NJ
by Corey Best, on Flickr


Burlington - Bristol Bridge over the Delaware River in Burlington,NJ
by Corey Best, on Flickr


Burlington - Bristol Bridge over the Delaware River in Burlington,NJ
by Corey Best, on Flickr

Tacony - Palmyra Bridge


Walking around Riverton,NJ - Bank Ave along the Delaware River
by Corey Best, on Flickr


Tacony - Palmyra Bridge across the Delaware River
by Corey Best, on Flickr


Tacony - Palmyra Bridge across the Delaware River
by Corey Best, on Flickr
__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section

ChrisZwolle, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 23rd, 2016, 03:20 AM   #3378
OakRidge
Registered User
 
OakRidge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: El Camino Real - California
Posts: 693
Likes (Received): 1462

Thunder shower near Paisley - Cosentino by Oregon Department of Transportation, on Flickr
__________________
"I had my back to the light and my face was turned towards
the things which it illumined, so that my eyes, by which I
saw the things which stood in the light, were themselves
in darkness." - Confessions (Book IV), Augustine of Hippo

"Laws are made for these reasons: that human wickedness
may be restrained through fear of their execution; that the
lives of innocent men may be safe among criminals; and
that the temptation to commit wrong may be restrained by
the fear of punishment." - The Visigothic Code (Book I, Title II, Part V)

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
OakRidge no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 23rd, 2016, 08:43 PM   #3379
Suburbanist
on the road
 
Suburbanist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: the rain capital of Europe
Posts: 27,532
Likes (Received): 21239

Tumbleweed in Idaho
__________________
YIMBY - Yes, in my backyard!
Suburbanist está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2016, 06:03 PM   #3380
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,594
Likes (Received): 19387

North Dakota

The new State Highway marker of North Dakota has been spotted in the field.

by M86

This used to be the design up until now:
__________________

my clinched highways / travel mapping • highway photography @ Flickr and Youtube

cuartango, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
united states

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium