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Old July 15th, 2016, 10:32 PM   #3481
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I can only imagine how a 15 mile freeway tunnel would sound mind-boggling in the U.S. (one is planned to start construction this year in Norway).
It would probably take half a century to complete here.
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Old July 17th, 2016, 11:32 AM   #3482
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A 2 mile extension of Lake Hefner Parkway (OK-74) opened to traffic in 'late June'. It's a four-lane freeway that now extends north of the Kilpatrick Turnpike to NW 164th Street.



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Old July 17th, 2016, 12:42 PM   #3483
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There is a lot to see in the Pacific Northwest. I live here and have been so many places but still have a list to go through haha.
Will be driving form San Francisco to Seattle late september/early oktober with a couple of days in Seattle as well.
Lots of choice's indeed and to little time, haha.
No intention to make this a touristic topic but maybe some less obvious places you can't miss?
Wich are the nicest towns to do a stopover for example on the coastal route?
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Old July 17th, 2016, 03:47 PM   #3484
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Will be driving form San Francisco to Seattle late september/early oktober with a couple of days in Seattle as well.
Lots of choice's indeed and to little time, haha.
No intention to make this a touristic topic but maybe some less obvious places you can't miss?
Wich are the nicest towns to do a stopover for example on the coastal route?
I did this drive earlier this year. I spent one nights in Fortuna, Crescent City and Manhattan Beach. The drive from San Francisco to Fortuna is a long one. In retrospect, I should have made this a shorter day. Crescent City is kind of a dive, so I wouldn't recommend it. There wasn't really anything good to eat there. Manhapptan Beach, Oregon was awesome though. I stayed in this tiny cottage style room owned by a family. Super nice owner, and great accommodation. I'd highly recommend this little town. US-101 is a loooong drive, so be prepared for that. I wouldn't bother with any of US-101 north of Astoria. Astoria itself is a cool little town, but I'd take I-5 north from there if you're planning to go to Seattle.
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Old July 17th, 2016, 03:56 PM   #3485
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US-201 in northern Maine:


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Old July 17th, 2016, 08:01 PM   #3486
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Will be driving form San Francisco to Seattle late september/early oktober with a couple of days in Seattle as well.
Lots of choice's indeed and to little time, haha.
No intention to make this a touristic topic but maybe some less obvious places you can't miss?
Wich are the nicest towns to do a stopover for example on the coastal route?
Sonoma wine/beer country, it's just about an hour North of San Francisco along US 101. Healdsburg is super nice.
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Old July 17th, 2016, 09:40 PM   #3487
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US-101 is a loooong drive, so be prepared for that. I wouldn't bother with any of US-101 north of Astoria. Astoria itself is a cool little town, but I'd take I-5 north from there if you're planning to go to Seattle.
Thanks for the answer.
I know, long drive. But we got more than three days to do it. Five or six i think. We thought about skipping the last part, proberly will do now. Got five days in Seattle as well. Staying with a mate's family. Keeping the hired car, so maybe some trips on those days as well. Thinking about Vancouver.

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Sonoma wine/beer country, it's just about an hour North of San Francisco along US 101. Healdsburg is super nice.
Thanks for the answer as well. Will gather some info about that part.
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US 98 Pensacola Bay Bridge, Florida

The groundbreaking for a new 3 mile long bridge across the Pensacola Bay in the Florida Panhandle draws closer. It will be a six lane bridge with a bike/pedestrian facility.

The main span will be an arch bridge. I don't know the dimensions, but it doesn't look like a very large main span.
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Old July 18th, 2016, 11:57 PM   #3489
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If the render is accurate, it doesn't look like the arch is structural, just ornamental.
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Old July 20th, 2016, 08:30 PM   #3490
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If the render is accurate, it doesn't look like the arch is structural, just ornamental.
I think it might be structural for the bike/pedestrian spans.
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 09:31 AM   #3491
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Route 34 in Downtown New Haven...


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Old July 22nd, 2016, 03:13 PM   #3492
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Route 34 in Downtown New Haven...
Looks narrow. Any improvement planned?
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They recently demolished a short section of CT-34 into New Haven. It appears to have been planned as a freeway to the west (near CT-10), but it fed into frontage roads and a parking structure near York Street. They demolished a few hundred yards in 2013 for a real estate development.

The CT-34 is more like a freeway spur / large offramp into Downtown New Haven.
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 08:47 PM   #3494
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SR-99, Seattle, Washington

The projected opening of the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement tunnel has been further delayed, they're now talking about early 2019. It was originally planned to open late 2015 when they started the project.

The cost overrun is estimated at $ 223 million, which is downplayed by officials, saying it's only 7% of the budget and that tunnel projects internationally have an average cost escalation of 28%.

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-...way-99-tunnel/
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Old July 24th, 2016, 05:32 AM   #3495
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The impressive Detroit-Superior Bridge. It opened in 1918 and at the time was one of the largest concrete reinforced bridges in the world. It spans the Cuyahoga River near Downtown Cleveland.

It's a double-decker bridge, the lower level was originally for streetcars until the 1950s. It's now closed for public access.





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Old July 24th, 2016, 07:23 AM   #3496
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why closed?
With no transit being there or anything else I'm sure it became a haven for the homeless and crime.
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Old July 26th, 2016, 11:15 PM   #3497
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Stillwater Bridge

The new Stillwater Bridge at the Minnesota-Wisconsin state line is really taking shape now.



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Old July 28th, 2016, 04:47 PM   #3498
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US 68 Eggner's Ferry Bridge, Kentucky

The old Eggner's Ferry Bridge across Lake Kentucky was demolished with explosives on July 25. It was built in 1932. A replacement span opened April 8, 2016.

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Old July 29th, 2016, 05:20 PM   #3499
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US 13 Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

Dragados awarded $756 million contract for new tube of Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

Construction of the Thimble Shoals parallel tunnel tube is expected to begin in October 2017 and take five years. Dragados will design the mile-long tunnel through next summer.

The project cost is now $808 million for development, design, financing and construction. A $116 million contingency has been set aside on top of that.

The cost and scope of the project had to be scaled down significantly after three initial bids came in at more than $1 billion, hundreds of millions higher than expected.

Several “noncritical elements,” including adding 250 feet to the west end of the man-made riprap island, were eliminated to save nearly $260 million. Engineers found a way to build the second tunnel on the current footprint of the island.
Full report: http://pilotonline.com/news/local/tr...ac43cd1a5.html

This project will construct a second tube at the Thimble Shoals Tunnel, which is a mile long. The other tunnel, the Chesapeake Channel Tunnel, will not yet be expanded.

The tunnel will be constructed with a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). Given the lack of surface area of the artificial islands the construction of a pit will probably be complex.

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Old July 30th, 2016, 06:06 PM   #3500
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Spanish construction companies are getting a lot of contracts in the USA, I am very happy to see that
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