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Author Topic: Fukuoka Japan sinkhole  (Read 1590 times)

GenExpwy

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Fukuoka Japan sinkhole
« on: November 15, 2016, 04:50:49 PM »

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Re: Fukuoka Japan sinkhole
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 05:41:32 PM »

Wow.  Here it takes a week just to find the person who tells you it'll take a year.
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Re: Fukuoka Japan sinkhole
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2016, 05:50:39 PM »

I notice that they didn't replace the sidewalk with the original tile - they just used asphalt instead.
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Re: Fukuoka Japan sinkhole
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2016, 01:53:26 AM »

That's impressive! さすが日本 :-)

Despite stereotypes, critical fixes can get done quickly in the US as well:
* 1994: C. C. Myers replaces earthquake-damaged structures (including collapsed bridges) on I-10 in Santa Monica, CA in 3 months (article) -- "In Sacramento, Caltrans Director James van Loben Sels estimated that without the accelerated effort the project would probably have taken two years to complete."
* 2004: Acrow Corp. replaces fire-damaged I-95 overpass in Bridgeport, CT, in 6 days (article) (temporary bridge)
* 2007: C. C. Myers replaces fire-damaged I-580 overpass in MacArthur Maze, Oakland, CA, in 26 days (article) (permanent)

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