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Old June 16th, 2019, 12:07 AM   #13041
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Fall River (Massachusetts) City Hall was built over top of I-195.

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Old June 16th, 2019, 05:15 PM   #13042
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And it's been raining on the highway ever since.

The residents hate the building's ugliness and the shoddy construction of the whole assembly. There is a small movement underway to replace the whole highway and city hall with a new alignment that daylights the Quequechan River and it's waterfalls (from which the city derives its name).
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Old June 17th, 2019, 05:14 PM   #13043
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And it's been raining on the highway ever since.

The residents hate the building's ugliness and the shoddy construction of the whole assembly. There is a small movement underway to replace the whole highway and city hall with a new alignment that daylights the Quequechan River and it's waterfalls (from which the city derives its name).
A new alignment that would "daylight" the river? I'm not I understand what you mean by that.
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Old June 25th, 2019, 05:58 PM   #13044
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Old June 27th, 2019, 06:03 AM   #13045
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Update on the Scudders Falls Bridge (I-295, formerly 95, crossing the Delaware above Trenton, N.J.): Drove over the old bridge again this morning. As Iíve mentioned, the new bridge is being built right next to it so you can see the signs... Signage on the toll gantry now announces an opening next month, and tolls of $1.25 with E-ZPass, $2.50 for the other option, which I think is bill-to-plate.
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Old June 28th, 2019, 04:08 AM   #13046
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$1.25 with any EZ Pass? Or a New Jersey EZ Pass?
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Old June 28th, 2019, 04:55 AM   #13047
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$1.25 with any EZ Pass? Or a New Jersey EZ Pass?


It didnít say. But surely the DRJTBC is a bi-state agency.

Hereís some info. Itís opening July 10th!

http://www.scudderfallsbridge.com/tolling/#rates
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Old July 6th, 2019, 06:16 PM   #13048
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I-25 in Denver

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Hereís some info. Itís opening July 10th!

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Used it today. Toll collection starts the 14th.
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A new alignment that would "daylight" the river? I'm not I understand what you mean by that.
The Quequechan River currently travels through a pipe under the highway. The idea is to rip out the highway and create a park with the river out in the open (hence the "daylighting") running through it.
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Old July 15th, 2019, 08:52 AM   #13051
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I-70 in western Colorado:

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I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, amazing piece of engineering:

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There is pedestrian path along the Colorado River:

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Been there! And dip my feet in the river, too
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The Quequechan River currently travels through a pipe under the highway. The idea is to rip out the highway and create a park with the river out in the open (hence the "daylighting") running through it.
Where would Interstate 195 go then? I can't see all that traffic between Rhode Island and New Bedford/Cape Cod being on surface streets through Fall River.
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I keep thinking that if that were in Europe instead of the USA, that there would be a lower altitude Swiss-style long tunnel instead of the Eisenhower/Johnson pair there, likely in the 15-20 km long range.

The original plans for I-70 also had a 1.5 or so km long tunnel running westward towards Vail from about Silverthorne (it was to be called the 'Red-Buffalo tunnel', after the mountains that are on either side of the valleys that lead up to its site), but that was rejected by the powers that be in favor of the tortuous routing that was built through Vail Pass (those are 7% grades leading up to it). An interesting aside here, due to I-70 being built via Vail Pass instead of the Red-Buffalo Tunnel, the only way in and out of the Vail, CO area is via I-70.

Also, I'm a bit surprised that the pathways along I-70 west of Denver are not part of the USBR ('United States Bicycle Route') system. IMHO, that should be a 'no brainer'.

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I keep thinking that if that were in Europe instead of the USA, that there would be a lower altitude Swiss-style long tunnel instead of the Eisenhower/Johnson pair there, likely in the 15-20 km long range.
A major difference between the Alps and the Rocky Mountains is that you can cross the main chain of the Alps with a 10 - 20 kilometer tunnel. The Rockies are much wider and requires much higher elevations to cross.

While the Alps and Rockies are similar in overall altitude, most valleys in the Rocky Mountains are much higer in altitude. Denver is at a higher altitude than any major Alpine crossing that doesn't require a pass road (i.e. the tunnels and the Brenner Pass). Rocky Mountain passes are routinely 3000 feet (1000 m) higher than most high Alpine passes.

This is a reason why the U.S. has much fewer long mountain tunnels than Europe. Another factor is climate. The Eisenhower Tunnel is at 3400 meters altitude, such an elevation would be undrivable in the Alps for probably 9-10 months in a year and would even cause difficult conditions in the summer. Parts of the Alps are glaciated at that altitude.
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