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Old June 13th, 2010, 08:35 PM   #841
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Old June 15th, 2010, 09:30 PM   #842
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Streetscape improvement through N.C. State University campus in Raleigh. They are making an ugly and dangerous 4-lane city street into a 2 lane, pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare, complete with bike-lanes, on-street parking, roundabouts that replace signals, crosswalks, and LED streetlighting. This was shot on March 31, 2010, and they are expected to be done in August....
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Old June 15th, 2010, 11:33 PM   #843
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Sign of the week:

http://www.alpsroads.net/roads/pa/us_15/11.html

The 5th sign from the top (route 17) gave me a double-take when I passed it Sunday. Actually, my first thought was "there's a Pa. 17?", since I knew NY 17 dips into Pennsylvania. Then I saw the little "New York..."

Figured Alp's Roads would have a picture of this.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 02:08 PM   #844
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Bloomfield Avenue : North Ward Section of Newark - Due to be streetscaped in the coming years.....

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Board Street : Downtown - Basically the Main Street of the City

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Under I-280

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In the CBD

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Later in the East Ward Section of Newark on US 1/9 Truck North

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Crossing the Passaic River

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Entering Kearny,NJ

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Crossing the Hackensack River

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Entering Jersey City on NJ 440 South next to the Newark Bay

View of the I-78 Newark Bay Bridge and CSX Railway Bridge

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NJ 440 in Bayonne,NJ

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Future 8th Street Station (opens in the fall)

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Bayonne Bridge (Is looking like it will get replaced with a Taller Cable Stayed Bridge to allow the Mega Ships under and allow NJT to extend the LRT into Staten Island)

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Entering Staten Island - NY 440 South

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Old June 16th, 2010, 02:36 PM   #845
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Old June 20th, 2010, 03:37 AM   #846
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Bayonne Bridge - looking a lot nicer than when I saw it in War of the Worlds. (It's the one that gets blown up)
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Old June 20th, 2010, 02:10 PM   #847
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Pulaski Street - Polish in NYC !!!
His really name is: Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski
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Old June 20th, 2010, 03:00 PM   #848
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There are so many Polish names in the U.S.

There is also the Pulaski Skyway and Kosciuszko Bridge.
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Old June 20th, 2010, 03:36 PM   #849
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Pulaski Street - Polish in NYC !!!
His really name is: Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski
Actually, that's either Bayonne or Jersey City, New Jersey.
My grandfather, born in New Jersey in 1907, grew up in a neighborhood of Bayonne so Polish that he didn't speak a word of English until he started school.

Pulaski was a hero of the American Revolutionary War. Not just streets are named after him: I can think of at least two counties and a town....
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Old June 20th, 2010, 06:09 PM   #850
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Actually, that's either Bayonne or Jersey City, New Jersey.
My grandfather, born in New Jersey in 1907, grew up in a neighborhood of Bayonne so Polish that he didn't speak a word of English until he started school.

Pulaski was a hero of the American Revolutionary War. Not just streets are named after him: I can think of at least two counties and a town....
Pulaski, WI (about 20 km northwest of Green Bay, WI)!



It is often said that there are more full-blood Poles living in Chicago than in Warsaw and Polish-language store signs are nearly as common in the city as Spanish-language ones.

Even here in my home metro area (Appleton, WI), there is a Polish enclave just outside of Appleton (in Menasha, WI, specifically) - the tidy small houses on tidy small lots are all over that area in a suburban city of about 15K - complete with three Catholic churches.

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Old June 20th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #851
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Bayonne Bridge (Is looking like it will get replaced with a Taller Cable Stayed Bridge to allow the Mega Ships under and allow NJT to extend the LRT into Staten Island)
Wow, I'd missed that. From Wikipedia:

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The span presents a difficult obstacle to large container ships passing under it on the way to and from Newark Bay. Its clearance of between 151 to 156 feet (46–48 m) above the Kill Van Kull depending on the tide means that some of today's ships, which can reach 175 feet (53 m) above the waterline, must fold down antenna masts, take on ballast or wait for low tide to pass through. The problem will become more serious after the Panama Canal expansion project allows larger Panamax ships to become commonplace.[12][13]

The Port Authority is considering replacing the span, and commissioned a study of the question by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, completed in 2009, and has authorized up to $10 million for planning and engineering services to develop options to deal with the bridge's low clearance.[14][15] The Army Corps of Engineers study looked at three options to deal with the height-challenged bridge. The quickest option is a $1.32 billion project to jack up the bridge to increase its height by 40 percent, which could be accomplished by 2019 at the earliest. It will need a clearance of 215 feet (66 m) to handle the new ships. Another option is to build a new cable-stayed bridge, which would cost $2.15 billion and take until 2022. The most expensive option would be to get rid of the bridge altogether and replace it with a tunnel through which traffic would traverse under the Kill Van Kull. This option would take to 2024 to complete and cost $2.2 to $3 billion. Congressmen from both New York and New Jersey are pressing the Port Authority to act quickly.
Seems like an awful lot of money for a span that carries only 20,000 vehicles per day! Folding masts for ships that call on Newark Bay strikes me as a better plan.
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Old June 20th, 2010, 07:18 PM   #852
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Pulaski Street - Polish in NYC !!!
His really name is: Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski
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There are so many Polish names in the U.S.

There is also the Pulaski Skyway and Kosciuszko Bridge.
Theres alot of Polish people in NJ , most live up in Bergen County near me. My state is one of the most diverse states in the Country. Theres a decent sized German , Irish , Italian , Scottish , Portuguese , Russian , Swedish and Greek population , thats just the Euro Department. Most own businesses or work in NYC / Urban Jersey.

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Actually, that's either Bayonne or Jersey City, New Jersey.
My grandfather, born in New Jersey in 1907, grew up in a neighborhood of Bayonne so Polish that he didn't speak a word of English until he started school.

Pulaski was a hero of the American Revolutionary War. Not just streets are named after him: I can think of at least two counties and a town....
Its Bayonne , which is now mostly Italian , Irish , and African American. Mostly Middle Class City of about 68,000. I was there on Friday taking pictures.

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Pulaski, WI (about 20 km northwest of Green Bay, WI)!



It is often said that there are more full-blood Poles living in Chicago than in Warsaw and Polish-language store signs are nearly as common in the city as Spanish-language ones.

Even here in my home metro area (Appleton, WI), there is a Polish enclave just outside of Appleton (in Menasha, WI, specifically) - the tidy small houses on tidy small lots are all over that area in a suburban city of about 15K - complete with three Catholic churches.

Mike
Isn't there alot of Germans too?

Anyway i took a ride on the Light Rail and it runs next to Highway 440 on the Bayonne line (Hoboken Terminal-22nd Street)

Hudson Bergen Light Rail : 34th Street - Danforth Avenue (Bayonne - Jersey City)

@ 0:05 > NJ 440 @ Port Terminal Boulevard
@ 0:23 > NJ 440 going under 40th Street
@ 0:45 > NJ 440 going under Center Street
@ 1:30-1:42 NJ 440 & NJ Turnpike Interchange and Port Bayonne entrance
@ 2:08 we dip under the NJ Turnpike (I-78)
@ 2:12 we go under NJ 440
@ 2:30 we enter the Industrial side of Jersey City , on the opposite side of the train is the Residential section

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Wow, I'd missed that. From Wikipedia:



Seems like an awful lot of money for a span that carries only 20,000 vehicles per day! Folding masts for ships that call on Newark Bay strikes me as a better plan.
Also includes room for Future Light Rail tracks , i think thats a half a billion right there. Some person told me that if they extended it into SI and when SI gets there light Rail network up and running that the Hoboken Terminal - Bayonne - North Shore line would be used by 30,000 ppl , a new extension opens up later this year. & they predict that another 2,000 will use the line. They also plan on adding a bike / Ped walkway and i think theres plans for Bus Rapid Transit. 20,000 use there cars daily , but theres at least 5 bus lines with buses every 2-5 mins at peak hrs.
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Old June 26th, 2010, 01:41 AM   #854
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I posted these pictures in wrong thread before, so lets go again:

Sign of North Dakota highway:


Then, west of Bismarck towards Theodore Roosevelt National Park I took some smaller state road, mostly ND Hwy 200 which is great road to drive. Mostly empty and not as boring as freeway.








Here is view on some even smaller county road


Ok, lets continue on Hwy 200.
View west:


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There were moments when I haven't seen cars for quite some time. At that point I decided to test speed of my rented car. Manged to reach 120mph

Here is some local road, probably farm access.


If I remember it might be US Hwy 85 towards park itself. or maybe still Hwy 200. Hard to say




Road inside the park itself (northern unit).




Road inside southern unit of the park:


This is somewhere between North and South Dakota just off US Hwy 85


US85 itself:








This place was for sale. Total middle of nowhere.
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Now time for some twisted roads in Black Hills region.
One of so called pigtail bridges


Continuing on US Alt16 south of Mount Rushmore, then SD87 back north


How the pigtail bridges work






















I couldn't believe he made it


Where to go next?




And some gravel road to fire tower
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Old June 26th, 2010, 02:01 AM   #856
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What an AMAZING shot!!!!
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Old June 26th, 2010, 02:21 AM   #857
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In some places in South Dakota I spotted dual system signs with speed limits also in km, like this one on SD240 from I-90 to Badlands National Park:

I saw quite few also on SD79 between Rapid City and Hot Springs

Road through badlands


Welcome to Nebraska




I drove across Nebraska following Sand Hills Scenic Byway. It is really cool drive even if quality of the road (I mean pavement) is not as good as roads in Dakotas.


















This rural road already in Iowa, just off I-80.


In general I-80 in eastern Nebraska and across the whole Iowa is in really good condition, just a bit crowded with trucks. Also US highways and county roads I used in Iowa were in good condition, which I can't say about Illinois roads.
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Ok, now it's time for Great River Road. I drove stretch from Hannibal in Missouri to St. Paul in Minnesota. Great drive but quality of the road is a hit and miss. There are some parts, particularly in Illinois, which are in really poor shape. In general I've found roads in Illinois probably the worst in the whole trip with Wisconsin following closely. I base it only on western part of these states, close to the Mississippi.
Here is actually good part of great river road in Illinois


Bridge in Dubugue


One of many narrow bridges across Mississippi, this one in Savanna IL.






IL84 around Mississippi Palisades State Park


This is the bridge I shown few pictures above


Guess where it is.


Wisconsin has strange system where their county roads are marked with letters rater than numbers. Why is that?


Back in Iowa for a moment


Bridge to Marquette in Iowa.


WI35 which runs alongside Mississippi along its entire Wisconsin bank


Another narrow bridge across the river, this time towards Lansing, IA




Back on WI35








US61, we are on the Minnesota side of the river




And some of the local roads in Minnesota, not far from the Twin Cities



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Seems like that area of MN and WI is hardly flat! I lived in Chicago for two years and made a lot of traveling around WI and it was always as flat as a pancake! I remember some hills west of Madison, but I only made is as far west as Richland Center. Whish I would have gone until the MN border!
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Parts of Minnesota are very flat:




Other parts are anything but



Anybody who comes to Minnesota absolutely has to take the drive up Highway 61 along the North Shore beyond Duluth. The scenery is stunning.. though they did replace the narrow hairpin turns jutting out over the lake with tunnels some years ago. The Gunflint Trail is also a beautiful drive through the almost completely undeveloped areas of far northeastern Minnesota. You're likely to meet moose, wolves, bears, and deer on the road there.
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