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 1 
 on: Today at 03:56:29 PM 
Started by Max Rockatansky - Last post by Max Rockatansky
Mosquito Road southbound through the switchbacks to over the Mosquito Bridge:

IMG_0341 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0342 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0343 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0344 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0345 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0346 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0347 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0348 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0349 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0350 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0351 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0354 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0357 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0360 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

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 on: Today at 03:51:03 PM 
Started by Max Rockatansky - Last post by Max Rockatansky
Awhile back I was alerted to the presence of the Mosquito Bridge (or Mosquito Road Bridge) by NE2.  The Mosquito Road Bridge is located on the South Fork American River near Placerville and features a somewhat unique wooden suspension span.   The Mosquito Bridge current was constructed in 1939 according to Bridgehunter.com and El Dorado County.   The Mosquito Bridge is 245.1 feet in length and carries a 8.9 foot road deck.  Both approaches to the Mosquito Bridge have at least a 15% gradient with the north approach being especially haggard (I can't recall the last time I saw signs to yield to uphill traffic) as it is aligned through numerous switchbacks. 

Normally I would wait to throw this into a Gribblenation blog but this was too much fun not to share.  These photos below are from Mosquito Road heading north over the Mosquito Bridge.  Note; the northward approach isn't too bad until the sudden right hand turn over the Mosquito Bridge and climb uphill.

IMG_0297 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0298 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0300 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0301 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0302 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0303 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0304 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0305 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0306 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0307 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0308 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0309 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0310 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0315 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0321 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0323 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

 3 
 on: Today at 03:49:03 PM 
Started by MaxConcrete - Last post by longhorn
Why is the press release showing the I-35 Waco rebuild as its main pic?

 4 
 on: Today at 03:46:05 PM 
Started by Roadgeekteen - Last post by kevinb1994
Diet soda is the worst.
I actually prefer diet soda.
When I was younger than you, diet soda wasn’t that bad.

I should note that I still drink Dr. Pepper. It was handed to me whenever a fast food joint was out of other options. I will most likely drink that or Sprite (of all the options on the list above). Coke is very common here in the Southeast (it was invented up in Columbus, Georgia, by a man from Knoxville, Georgia), of course.

 5 
 on: Today at 03:43:34 PM 
Started by Chris - Last post by architect77
Georgia desperately needs something that goes east-west north of Atlanta, besides I-285.  No matter whether it's called the Outer Perimeter or something else at another latitude, some kind of expressway between I-75 and I-85 needs to happen, and traffic is only going to get worse until then.

I'm sure I've posted this before but this is after lunch, weekday, Summer, basically at the time of least traffic on a typical day, and on the other side trucks sit in queue for 5-10 miles waiting to transition from I-85 Southbound to I-285 Westbound.

I can't believe the leaders of this state can live with this. Sadly I bet most Americans don't even realize that this chokepoint is because multiple state's traffic have no other way to get across Georgia. They just likely attribute it to big city congestion and brush it aside.
 
But its due to a very real inadequacy.

IMG_0324 by Stephen Edwards, on Flickr

 6 
 on: Today at 03:35:58 PM 
Started by jeffandnicole - Last post by tigerwings
About 30k on my company truck
1K on my personal truck
About 8k on the old SVU (now my daughter's ride)
About 2K on the new SVU (since December)

No driving for a vacation.

 7 
 on: Today at 03:35:13 PM 
Started by Roadgeekteen - Last post by Roadgeekteen
Diet soda is the worst.
I actually prefer diet soda.

 8 
 on: Today at 03:18:12 PM 
Started by kenarmy - Last post by thspfc
SOCCER:
- Soccer is the sport of the next generation, four generations and counting.
Us missing out on the World Cup in 2018 killed that narrative. Strong performances in Qatar next year and on our turf in 2026 might change things though.

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 on: Today at 02:52:42 PM 
Started by TheGrassGuy - Last post by MNtoOC
It's fairly rare to find this posted in MN when the freeway is overpassing, but here are the ones I can think of.

This brings up one of the signs I always find odd, as for some reason MnDOT placed the Oakdale 50th Street markers in the medians for both northbound and southbound 694.

https://goo.gl/maps/7a4M2bX3yvXX3KvN8

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 on: Today at 02:49:37 PM 
Started by thspfc - Last post by thspfc
I'm surprised nobody brought up this monstrosity in the Kansas City area (I-35 / I-635).

All of the left exits, entrances, and curves here make this a "fun" interchange to navigate. I understand that they were trying to avoid a railroad but this is the scariest freeway to freeway interchange I've ever found myself on. There's even a yield sign at the end of the I-635 S to I-35 N ramp:

https://goo.gl/maps/gwebxuGhLa2ZDjHm9
This one wins my vote for worst freeway-to-freeway interchange in the country. What an embarrassment. This seems to be an overarching problem in the Kansas City area - they have so many freeways (most freeway miles per capita of any metro area in the county), that they seem to favor quantity over quality, and the result is a lot of substandard freeways and interchanges.


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