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Two new Vladivostok Bridges
« on: September 03, 2012, 12:05:30 PM »

Was reading an article on Reuters about Vladivostok because a picture of a cable stayed bridge caught my eye.

The first bridge mentioned is the Zolotoi Rog bridge across Golden Horn bay that opened August 11, 2012.
Found two photo suites of the cabled stayed bridge at http://englishrussia.com/2012/04/16/bridge-over-zolotoy-rog-bay-locked-up/ and http://englishrussia.com/2012/05/07/bridge-over-zolotoy-rog-bay-part-ii/

The second is a $1 billion bridge billed as the largest cable stayed bridge in the world. This will link Vladivostok with Russky Island to the south. Construction of it is visible on Google Earth and a photo suite is posted at http://englishrussia.com/2012/03/19/on-top-of-the-bridge-to-russky-island-in-vladivostok/

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Re: Two new Vladivostok Bridges
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 04:18:43 PM »

A fairly recent craze in thrillseeking for young Russians has been has been climbing extremely tall things and recording it on video.  One variant is extreme bridgegeeking on the Russky Island Vladivostok bridge:

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Re: Two new Vladivostok Bridges
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 09:35:25 AM »

That video is nucking futs. I'm not normally afraid of heights, but just watching that makes me dizzy!
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Re: Two new Vladivostok Bridges
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 10:47:15 AM »

The relatively poor Russians can build not one but two major bridges for their biggest city on the Pacific.  In the meantime PDX, Vancouver, Oregon and Washington can't get it done for one new bridge on I-5, the major artery for the Pacific states.

There was a time when we beat the Russians to the moon.  Now we can't even beat them going across the water...LOL!

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Re: Two new Vladivostok Bridges
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 03:57:24 PM »

The relatively poor Russians can build not one but two major bridges for their biggest city on the Pacific.  In the meantime PDX, Vancouver, Oregon and Washington can't get it done for one new bridge on I-5, the major artery for the Pacific states.

There was a time when we beat the Russians to the moon.  Now we can't even beat them going across the water...LOL!

Rick

I think it might be only some practice and training for some bigger bridge (or tunnel) projects like a Bering Strait crossing. ;)
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Re: Two new Vladivostok Bridges
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 12:54:07 AM »

The relatively poor Russians can build not one but two major bridges for their biggest city on the Pacific.  In the meantime PDX, Vancouver, Oregon and Washington can't get it done for one new bridge on I-5, the major artery for the Pacific states.

There was a time when we beat the Russians to the moon.  Now we can't even beat them going across the water...LOL!

As I understand it, the I-5 Columbia River Crossing is tied-up in the anti-auto/anti-highway politics of Portland, and Portland Metro and the transit agency there, Tri-Met, want desperately to extend the Tri-Met light rail system across to Clark County, Washington (presumably so Washington taxpayers get to fund some of Tri-Met's substantial operating deficits).
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Re: Two new Vladivostok Bridges
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 01:08:19 AM »

I swear, this guy finds a way to turn every thread into an anti-transit rant.
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Re: Two new Vladivostok Bridges
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2012, 06:22:12 AM »

I swear, this guy finds a way to turn every thread into an anti-transit rant.

Being critical of the Tri-Met light rail system is not "anti-transit".  Buses do a fine job of providing transit in a medium-sized metro area such as that.
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