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Author Topic: Bridges that look just too big  (Read 1147 times)

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Bridges that look just too big
« on: January 13, 2022, 06:13:48 AM »

I wonder why they made this bridge so big when it only has one lane.

Greensboro, North Carolina
https://maps.app.goo.gl/HAAc81JaFd9HXjGy7

This one is understandable because the far right lane used to be an exit lane before the Neuse River bridge was built.

579 I-42
https://maps.app.goo.gl/jv5qt7eSLewCZwNG7

These question me. Why do they use an extra platform when it's just a braided ramp rather than just building a simple bridge?

Fayetteville, North Carolina
https://maps.app.goo.gl/nM1Z2s6r5MR47LG86

Same thing here also.

NC-147
https://maps.app.goo.gl/uDTrE9m2fSdhRMA76
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Re: Bridges that look just too big
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2022, 07:51:48 AM »

I wonder why they made this bridge so big when it only has one lane.

Greensboro, North Carolina
https://maps.app.goo.gl/HAAc81JaFd9HXjGy7

Most likely so they can widen it to two lanes if it's ever warranted in the future.




These question me. Why do they use an extra platform when it's just a braided ramp rather than just building a simple bridge?

Fayetteville, North Carolina
https://maps.app.goo.gl/nM1Z2s6r5MR47LG86

Same thing here also.

NC-147
https://maps.app.goo.gl/uDTrE9m2fSdhRMA76

They questioned you? What did they ask?  :-P
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Re: Bridges that look just too big
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022, 07:53:36 AM »

I wonder why they made this bridge so big when it only has one lane.

Greensboro, North Carolina
https://maps.app.goo.gl/HAAc81JaFd9HXjGy7

Most likely so they can widen it to two lanes if it's ever warranted in the future.




These question me. Why do they use an extra platform when it's just a braided ramp rather than just building a simple bridge?

Fayetteville, North Carolina
https://maps.app.goo.gl/nM1Z2s6r5MR47LG86

Same thing here also.

NC-147
https://maps.app.goo.gl/uDTrE9m2fSdhRMA76

They questioned you? What did they ask?  :-P
My understanding is that why do they use an extra platform that looks like an airport blablabla for a braided ramp? US-52 in Rural Hill has it too.
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Re: Bridges that look just too big
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2022, 09:09:52 AM »

Itís not the size of the bridge that counts, itís how you use it.
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Re: Bridges that look just too big
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2022, 02:34:03 PM »

Nothing is planned here after this highway was rebuilt 20 years ago.

https://goo.gl/maps/Vmt7hURXqG6HAiWj6

Same thing over here.

https://goo.gl/maps/57xWUWnNJXrzHwr6A
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