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 1 
 on: Today at 04:04:32 AM 
Started by i-215 - Last post by index
If you have a keen eye you may have noticed something interesting with Washington State.


A lot of the time they paint the colors of bridges to match the side of the state they're in/the surrounding landscape. A lot of the bridges west of the Cascades are painted this kind of pullman green color, while a lot of the bridges in the east are painted beige.


Here's some examples.


West of the Cascades:


https://www.google.com/maps/@48.0163744,-122.1876911,3a,75y,16.31h,85.33t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sw2_U8bFDjFWO1GPcEvQsQw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192


https://www.google.com/maps/@48.035843,-122.1813218,3a,75y,19.88h,87.41t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s_foNPx6wFEJV-rU7BQsyoQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D_foNPx6wFEJV-rU7BQsyoQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D96.93384%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656


https://www.google.com/maps/@47.2681846,-122.5511489,3a,75y,108.48h,93.77t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1siztMB7KZxTIfusDMIhkXXQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DiztMB7KZxTIfusDMIhkXXQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D228.71039%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192


https://www.google.com/maps/@48.4060726,-122.6457024,3a,49.2y,198.86h,89.68t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipPxGVSBI-rwoUGcWS7PSmT4Ahq_rPJCyXjNuA7o!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipPxGVSBI-rwoUGcWS7PSmT4Ahq_rPJCyXjNuA7o%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya258.45694-ro-0-fo100!7i9728!8i4864


https://www.google.com/maps/@46.9771535,-123.8111954,3a,60y,259.15h,104.7t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0_Fi2FqXbkLPg4Tz7yke1Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


https://www.google.com/maps/@46.9616501,-123.6034946,3a,41.2y,346.73h,95.63t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snKk0xMNRvPEDFWoDLNYPEg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


Notice how all of these are the same color.  If it doesn't then you can kind of tell its original color from before it rusted or faded.


Now east of the Cascades:


https://www.google.com/maps/@46.9432196,-119.9686915,3a,29.9y,75.15h,91.72t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sEYW-LjORrj9Aj9eAK3haeA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


https://www.google.com/maps/@46.5885303,-118.2192948,3a,75y,258.49h,89.4t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipPG8yDFLwUcFXu-ikNSW9omIpZUTGwHejhMaM8!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipPG8yDFLwUcFXu-ikNSW9omIpZUTGwHejhMaM8%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi2.677507-ya254.6524-ro1.5844649-fo100!7i7200!8i3600


https://www.google.com/maps/@45.6097497,-121.1387033,3a,34.3y,325.33h,91.85t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGAyK9pb7WQN4Lg19_oVgPw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


https://www.google.com/maps/@45.9313389,-119.3282077,3a,60y,310.95h,88.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1snbwVDdH70GdspMvZSgeSBw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


https://www.google.com/maps/@47.8132108,-119.9721381,3a,75y,356.46h,93.94t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sGOMTfpHlYObBvAC0iumBGw!2e0!5s20081001T000000!7i3328!8i1664 (This one's brown but nonetheless the idea is still there)


https://www.google.com/maps/@47.9654259,-118.9820301,3a,60y,277.79h,90.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sk8I3J8km_NJys9Zb8vlryw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


I always thought this was a pretty interesting thing, and it feels like there's a bit too many examples of this to be a coincidence.

 2 
 on: Today at 02:06:28 AM 
Started by myosh_tino - Last post by sprjus4
GMSV along US 395 has been updated to the November 2018 timeframe.  Shows construction on the bridge embankments for the future CA 58 overpass over US 395 as well as a temporary traffic signal on US 395 at a haul road being used for the bypass construction.
A bit of a distant view, but similarly, December 2018 imagery on CA-58 allows you to see the construction at the US-395 interchange as well, and you can see more progress going with the interchange.

 3 
 on: Today at 01:52:31 AM 
Started by RobbieL2415 - Last post by jay8g
Another Seattle one, which seems rather stating the obvious to me...

NO ACCESS TO EXPRESS LANES

 4 
 on: Today at 01:44:02 AM 
Started by MantyMadTown - Last post by Alps
^ But will still poison you nonetheless...

I believe the quote was intended to highlight Moses' aversion to tunnels.  Remember, he wanted a bridge for the Brooklyn-Battery.
This is true. Either way, when I was in Brooklyn recently capturing images of random subway stations, I found a bunch of posters and slightly larger ads for an advocacy group trying to stop the planned reconstruction of the BQE. They were posted mainly in the vicinity of the Hotel St. George, and their slogan was "We Need a Better Way Than a 6-Lane Expressway."
https://abetterway.nyc/

No, what you need is to stop trying to destroy 6-lane Expressways.



No, they do need a better way than a 6-lane expressway. Like a 10-lane tunnel.

 5 
 on: Today at 01:07:49 AM 
Started by dchristy - Last post by stridentweasel
Governor Stitt signed into law on the 16th the legislation that would increase the speed limit on rural interstates from 70 to 75 and on most of the turnpike system from 75 to 80.  The understanding is that this increase would be a gradual process, but in my opinion some of the worst four lane roads in the state are sections of the Cimarron, Indian Nation, and H. E. Bailey Turnpikes.  Any thoughts?

I have only driven the section of the Indian Nation Turnpike north of US 69, but I have driven it several times, and I never found it to be unsafe.  One caveat, however, is that I only drove it in a company vehicle from my former job, which had a speed governor set to 65 MPH, so I did not get to experience the road at its speed limit.  Is the southern section less safe?  I would imagine it would be technically simple to replace the shoulderless median with a Jersey barrier plus shoulders.  My experience with the other Oklahoma Turnpikes that I have driven is that I have found them to be of generally higher quality than the non-toll freeways in the state (except for the horrendous construction zone on the Turner Turnpike).

 6 
 on: Today at 01:01:22 AM 
Started by logan230 - Last post by sprjus4
Speed limit to be lowered on Interstate 77 by the end of April from 70 MPH to 60 MPH permanently between MM 20 and MM 27.

https://www.bdtonline.com/news/changes-arriving-on-i--more-patrols-lower-speed-limit/article_9fbbafd8-5fea-11e9-bac9-4b5e5937bf56.html

 7 
 on: Today at 12:45:18 AM 
Started by Max Rockatansky - Last post by Max Rockatansky
The second feature of the recent 2019 Chicago visit is I-90/I-94 on the Dan Ryan Expressway. 

https://www.gribblenation.org/2019/04/dan-ryan-expressway-interstate-90-and.html

My stand alone photo set for the Dan Ryan Expressway can be found below:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmxp8UUE

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For Mad Max: As for I-90 from ORD to the Looop. Have you heard the story about St. Stanislaus Koska Catholic Church? It has been well told, just wondering if you knew about it.

I haven’t. 

 8 
 on: Today at 12:27:59 AM 
Started by Max Rockatansky - Last post by edwaleni
The second feature of the recent 2019 Chicago visit is I-90/I-94 on the Dan Ryan Expressway. 

https://www.gribblenation.org/2019/04/dan-ryan-expressway-interstate-90-and.html

My stand alone photo set for the Dan Ryan Expressway can be found below:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmxp8UUE

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For Mad Max: As for I-90 from ORD to the Looop. Have you heard the story about St. Stanislaus Koska Catholic Church? It has been well told, just wondering if you knew about it.

 9 
 on: Today at 12:19:31 AM 
Started by Max Rockatansky - Last post by Max Rockatansky
The second feature of the recent 2019 Chicago visit is I-90/I-94 on the Dan Ryan Expressway. 

https://www.gribblenation.org/2019/04/dan-ryan-expressway-interstate-90-and.html

My stand alone photo set for the Dan Ryan Expressway can be found below:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmxp8UUE

 10 
 on: Today at 12:05:57 AM 
Started by Max Rockatansky - Last post by edwaleni
That is why I always think of it as Reagan because I never used it as National.
Kind of like JFK used to be Idlewild. LAX used to be Towers Field.  Kind of like O'Hare used to be Orchard Field (hence the "ORD" designation)

BWI (Baltimore–Washington International Airport) used to be Friendship International Airport (BAL).

Like Idlewild its IATA code changed when the name changed.

Trivia:  Friendship Airport got it's name from the old Friendship Methodist Church that once occupied the site.

Also FWIW: My ancestors used to own the land BWI sits on. Speaking with some distant cousins, they said they used to pick peaches in and around that church with the Lithicum's.


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