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Old May 18th, 2016, 07:10 PM   #3401
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FM 2499, Grapevine, Texas

The FM 2499 freeway-like segment near the Grapevine Mills is now nearly completed. It ties into the SH 121 DFW Connector project.

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Old May 20th, 2016, 07:31 AM   #3402
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A sign for crossing Delaware Bay and Chesapeake Bay from I-295 southbound in New Castle, DE


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Old May 20th, 2016, 04:44 PM   #3403
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Oklahoma City

An overheight truck struck the overpass between May Avenue and Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City, causing it to collapse.

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Old May 21st, 2016, 05:56 AM   #3404
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Very scary that a truck managed to do that.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 07:27 AM   #3405
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Looks like it needed replacing anyway.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 11:04 AM   #3406
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Apparently it was just a boom lift loaded onto a flatbed that hit the beam and caused it to collapse.



The bridge was built in 1952 and according to reports, did not have shear connectors that connects the beam to the deck. A shear connector would prevent the deck from shifting during a hit. As they were not present in the design, the bridge deck collapsed.

It's kind of scary that a relatively light object like a bucket of a boom lift can collapse an older bridge.

There's an interesting discussion over at AARoads: http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=17992.0
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 03:07 PM   #3407
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Some semi recent New Whittpenn Bridge construction Photos taken by Steve Fretz


20160301-North End of Fish House Road VI, Jersey City NJ
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 06:05 PM   #3408
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Selmon Expressway Connector

The Selmon Expressway Connector in Tampa, Florida. It connects I-4 to SR-618. It was completed in 2014.







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Old May 22nd, 2016, 07:32 PM   #3409
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Very good video to see how big is the I-4 improvement located in Orlando, FL:

21 miles of reconstruction.

They need it, though it doesn't seem to be as 'ultimate' of a solution as putting in a stack or something at the turnpike, installing feeder roads, and generally straightening things out. Those loopy cloverleaf intersections take up so much land and force traffic to slow down, plus they piss off tourist drivers who are reliant on terrible GPS navigation and have zero situational awareness

IMO Orlando is an annoying city to navigate. There are many toll roads that take weird tangential paths across the city independent of the direction most traffic wants to go, and have those awkward connector style interchanges where toll plazas used to be instead of full junctions. Also unrelated to freeways but the whole I-drive area is just horrible to try to get around, traffic is bad and there are no-turns-allowed medians and the roads all seem to loop back around. Major surface thoroughfares like kirkman and sand lake need to be upgraded(or downgraded) into wider multi-lane but slow speed boulevards that enable better access to the attractions along them.

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The Selmon Expressway Connector in Tampa, Florida. It connects I-4 to SR-618. It was completed in 2014.

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I'm sure it was justified but this thing looks to have ruined a neighborhood. Looks like a big berlin wall that keeps the potential attractiveness of Ybor City from spreading east into the residential district at 7th and 34th. That whole part of town could have cleaned up and infilled but now its cut off. I feel like they should have built the connect a mile or so to the east instead, it could tie into some of the north south avenues in the process.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 02:21 AM   #3410
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 02:51 AM   #3411
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202 Freeway in the Phoenix Metro Area








And just think, there's a US-202 with freeways in the Northeast!
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 07:48 AM   #3412
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 07:14 PM   #3413
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And just think, there's a US-202 with freeways in the Northeast!
the Arizona 202 Freeway is a state highway not a US Highway
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Old May 26th, 2016, 04:00 PM   #3414
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Phoenix freeways always look neat and clean on photos and videos. They have nice desert landscaping as well (instead of using watered grass that invariably becomes anemic during summer and sometimes catch fire, like they do in some fwys in CA).
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Old May 26th, 2016, 07:58 PM   #3415
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Random highways of southern Florida:

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Old May 27th, 2016, 07:19 AM   #3416
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Old May 27th, 2016, 07:25 AM   #3417
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Arizona freeway 303 with I 10

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Old June 1st, 2016, 07:35 AM   #3418
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Old June 1st, 2016, 08:48 PM   #3419
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I'm sure it was justified but this thing looks to have ruined a neighborhood. Looks like a big berlin wall that keeps the potential attractiveness of Ybor City from spreading east into the residential district at 7th and 34th. That whole part of town could have cleaned up and infilled but now its cut off. I feel like they should have built the connect a mile or so to the east instead, it could tie into some of the north south avenues in the process.
There is a freight rail corridor underneath the interchange. Combine that with the heavy port truck traffic, and you were never going to see upscale residential construction in this area. Meanwhile, construction a mile to the east would have interfered with existing arterial corridors, meaning greater opposition from local businesses.

The Selmon Connector's location was set primarily because of minimal impact. Otherwise, they would have just plowed through the former projects northeast of Downtown Tampa.
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I'm sure it was justified but this thing looks to have ruined a neighborhood. Looks like a big berlin wall that keeps the potential attractiveness of Ybor City from spreading east into the residential district at 7th and 34th. That whole part of town could have cleaned up and infilled but now its cut off. I feel like they should have built the connect a mile or so to the east instead, it could tie into some of the north south avenues in the process.
The connector saved Ybor city and its historic structures. Previously the only option was for trucks to rumble through the center of the Ybor historic district. As a result historic buildings were damaged, traffic was bad, roads were bad, the area was much less attractive. The connector is surrounded by industrial warehouses and pockets of slum like neighborhoods.

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