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Author Topic: Proposed Russian Road That Would Connect Britain to America  (Read 10801 times)

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Re: Proposed Russian Road That Would Connect Britain to America
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2015, 06:42:31 PM »

What Russia needs, and could build, is a road connecting Irkutsk to Vladivostok along the route of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. They've had a century to build that road, and it's not done.
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Re: Proposed Russian Road That Would Connect Britain to America
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2015, 10:20:29 AM »

What Russia needs, and could build, is a road connecting Irkutsk to Vladivostok along the route of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. They've had a century to build that road, and it's not done.

Highway construction was never much of a priority for the Communists that ruled Russia for most of the 20th Century.
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Re: Proposed Russian Road That Would Connect Britain to America
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2015, 11:14:32 AM »

this will never happen, due to politics
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Re: Proposed Russian Road That Would Connect Britain to America
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2015, 01:03:56 PM »

What Russia needs, and could build, is a road connecting Irkutsk to Vladivostok along the route of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. They've had a century to build that road, and it's not done.
According to Google Maps, there's already a road connecting those two cities.  They even have street view of it (for example, here).  Or is there more than one of those cities?
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Re: Proposed Russian Road That Would Connect Britain to America
« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2015, 03:04:47 PM »

According to Google Maps, there's already a road connecting those two cities.
Also true in the real world, not just Google Maps.
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Re: Proposed Russian Road That Would Connect Britain to America
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2015, 07:28:55 AM »

According to Google Maps, there's already a road connecting those two cities.
Also true in the real world, not just Google Maps.

I read an article somewhere (forget exactly where) that people bring used Japanese vehicles westward for sale using that road.
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Re: Proposed Russian Road That Would Connect Britain to America
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2015, 06:47:16 PM »

What Russia needs, and could build, is a road connecting Irkutsk to Vladivostok along the route of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. They've had a century to build that road, and it's not done.
According to Google Maps, there's already a road connecting those two cities.  They even have street view of it (for example, here).  Or is there more than one of those cities?

Apparently this is correct. The long gap on the M58 highway through eastern Siberia is now reported to be paved.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R297_highway_%28Russia%29
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Re: Proposed Russian Road That Would Connect Britain to America
« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2015, 11:25:08 AM »

While were waiting or to test viability, why not consider drive on/off car/truck/train ferries? Im sure the Bering Strait is brutal some months, but how brutal and what months?
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Re: Proposed Russian Road That Would Connect Britain to America
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2015, 12:12:02 PM »

While were waiting or to test viability, why not consider drive on/off car/truck/train ferries? Im sure the Bering Strait is brutal some months, but how brutal and what months?

That'd be a ferry to nowhere, as things now stand. You'd need to build hundreds or even thousands of miles of approach roads or railroads, through unpopulated areas and hostile environments, for any such ferry to connect to anywhere on the continuous Russian and North American highway or rail networks. Just crossing the Bering Strait might be the easy part.

I'll let others figure out how much of the year sea ice in the Bering area would be a problem. Ice blocks shipping to nearby Nome much of the year. As mentioned elsewhere on this forum, one year a Russian icebreaker had to help clear a path for Nome's last fuel barge of the season when the ocean froze up too soon.
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