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 1 
 on: Today at 05:18:24 PM 
Started by flaroads - Last post by fillup420
I finally got a chance to drive over the two new bridges on the outer banks; the Bonner bridge replacement and the new jughandle bridge at Rodanthe. I must say, the Basnight bridge is a huge improvement over the old Bonner bridge. I feel bad for those with sound side houses in Rodanthe that now have a massive bridge dominating the view, but i guess it's better than having NC 12 wash out every 6 months.

I noticed several dead birds along the shoulders of both bridges. I wonder why that is?

I also noticed a third, less exciting bridge between the two. It looks like a place where the ocean breaches frequently so it makes sense.

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 on: Today at 05:18:22 PM 
Started by Alps - Last post by Alex4897
For anyone who wants to view (I will warn itís nasty), footage of the crash from an adjacent traffic camera has made its way onto the internet. It clearly shows the overturned car attempting to pass between 2 side-by-side cars in the left 2 lanes, and getting pushed right thru a gap in the construction barrier into the work zone.

https://foxbaltimore.com/amp/news/local/video-shows-collision-moments-before-6-people-killed-baltimore-beltway-crash

Anecdotally I drove thru there southbound a few hours ago on the way down to DC for a Caps game tonight, and there was no active work today (as I figured would be the case).

I sense some jail time in both of those drivers' futures, they were FLYING through that construction zone.

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 on: Today at 05:12:52 PM 
Started by webny99 - Last post by triplemultiplex
Everytime I saw his name, it reminded me of Michael Winslow's character in the Police Academy movies. :-D

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 on: Today at 04:53:01 PM 
Started by kenarmy - Last post by zachary_amaryllis
Yesterday, I uploaded an image that the forum resized to be 666x400 pixels.  This morning, I remembered it and thought:  US Route designations that Colorado didn't/doesn't seem to want very much.
At least the reason for killing 666 made sense... sort of.
400 just doesn't belong at all. No justifiable reason, that I know of.

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 on: Today at 04:45:28 PM 
Started by 1 - Last post by bzakharin
But it does stand out as the first -- and only -- time I've noticed a highway exit number acknowledged at the entrance.

Then you haven't been at this Garden State Parkway entrance:
https://www.google.com/maps/@39.3912894,-74.5632147,3a,67.7y,29.85h,101.96t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1ssvmew3xnMKuxDg9-GRTBcw!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3Dsvmew3xnMKuxDg9-GRTBcw%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D127.50494%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192

36 is the exit number on the Parkway here.  Then again, this is the only place *I* have ever seen the exit number used this way, except back when the Parkway in Cape May County had traffic lights with "Exit" numbers on the blades.

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 on: Today at 04:33:53 PM 
Started by Alps - Last post by jmacswimmer
For anyone who wants to view (I will warn itís nasty), footage of the crash from an adjacent traffic camera has made its way onto the internet. It clearly shows the overturned car attempting to pass between 2 side-by-side cars in the left 2 lanes, and getting pushed right thru a gap in the construction barrier into the work zone.

https://foxbaltimore.com/amp/news/local/video-shows-collision-moments-before-6-people-killed-baltimore-beltway-crash

Anecdotally I drove thru there southbound a few hours ago on the way down to DC for a Caps game tonight, and there was no active work today (as I figured would be the case).

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 on: Today at 04:24:17 PM 
Started by The Ghostbuster - Last post by Max Rockatansky
There are a shocking amount of US 395 mileposts remaining on South Virginia Street, despite several of these locations not carrying US 395 for over 30 years. As well as a single US 395 shield just south of Patriot, though that may be erroneous. While NDOT often redoes mileage when a reroute occurs, they don't strip downloaded roads.

Caltrans is inconsistent removing Postmile paddles.  I know of a bunch of for Route 180 on Kings Canyon Road in Fresno.  Compare that to the likes of D7 and former Route 187 where you wonít find any leftovers.

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 on: Today at 04:14:21 PM 
Started by The Ghostbuster - Last post by cl94
There are a shocking amount of US 395 mileposts remaining on South Virginia Street, despite several of these locations not carrying US 395 for over 30 years. As well as a single US 395 shield just south of Patriot, though that may be erroneous. While NDOT often redoes mileage when a reroute occurs, they don't strip downloaded roads.

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 on: Today at 04:02:32 PM 
Started by Lukeisroads - Last post by wanderer2575
Here's one that stumped even the driver who hit the bridge and the police.

This bridge is a railroad bridge over a local street in Bloomington IN.
https://goo.gl/maps/Zbdu1iyEz69oaVs67

The problem is that the truck that hit the 9'6" bridge was a single box that was only 8'6" high.

The answer was that the road rises on both sides of the bridge, and that both ends of the truck were on road higher than the the road under the bridge.

The truck used that underpass because the road a block to the west was closed.

This is the mirror image of when a low-undercarriage-clearance vehicle gets stuck on a railroad crossing because the rise and fall of the approaches are too steep for the vehicle.

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 on: Today at 03:51:55 PM 
Started by Mergingtraffic - Last post by shadyjay
People were apparently up in arms when the CT 8 and CT 25 expressway interchanges were constructed.  It built sweeping modern interchanges over the parkway in the 1980s and some of it probably could have been done with loop ramps.  Several original bridges in the area were lost, but for some reason they kept the narrow barely-used Housatonic RR overpass vic. Route 25. 

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.2361319,-73.1872471,3a,47.7y,79.97h,84.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxQQFsWKtVDGkqzFM5SJaLw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

That rail line was abandoned not too long after the Merritt opened. 



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