Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Advocacy & Safety Cyclists should expect and demand safe accommodation on every public road, just as do all other users. Discuss your bicycle advocacy and safety concerns here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-11-09, 09:14 PM   #1
Fissile
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Fissile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 533
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Some Good News

This project is on schedule for Sept. 2009 completion. I can hardly wait to ride this.

---------------------------------

The bridge is 6,767 feet long (approximately 1.25 miles). The top of the bridge deck is 212 feet above the water and the width expands from 24 feet over land, to 35 feet over the Hudson River. When completed in Fall of 2009 it will be the longest pedestrian bridge in the world.

http://walkway.org/dynamic.php?id=faqs
Fissile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-09, 03:32 PM   #2
BarracksSi
Bike ≠ Car ≠ Ped.
 
BarracksSi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: Some bikes. Hell, they're all the same, ain't they?
Posts: 13,858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So it's the rails-to-trails concept progressing as it should.
BarracksSi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-09, 11:09 PM   #3
wheel
Senior Member
 
wheel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Crystal MN
Bikes:
Posts: 2,147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like a good tour.


Here is one I did, and recommend. Jacob Lake is the ***** of elevation gain 5,000 feet in 40 miles. The other side (of Earth Kanab Utah) is easier and the recommended sloping way if you can do it food stores in Kanab and Tuba AZ. Why though ( Grand Canyon North) ?
Only two roads lead to the one. (not gravel)

Here is more on the ped bridge.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navajo_Bridge
Navajo Bridge

Last edited by wheel; 04-12-09 at 11:15 PM.
wheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-09, 06:12 AM   #4
crhilton
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Bikes: '07 Trek 1500, '08 Surly Cross Check, '09 Masi Speciale Sprint custom build
Posts: 4,568
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I love the second question: "Will the bridge be safe?" No, we're intentionally building it to be a death trap!
crhilton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-09, 06:54 AM   #5
Fissile
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Fissile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 533
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by crhilton View Post
I love the second question: "Will the bridge be safe?" No, we're intentionally building it to be a death trap!
LOL! I'm sure they get asked that question constantly, so they need to deal with it.

BTW, there are dozens of abandoned rail bridges near where I live. Some of these bridges have been out of service for decades, and they are still as solid as the proverbial brick shipyard. These old bridges were built to handle the weight of monster sized steam locomotives. In addition, the engineers who designed them didn't have modern materials, or access to computer models, so they over-built the crap out of them. I'm sure you could cut half the steel out of these bridges, and they'd still be able to support the combined weight of Oprah and Rosie -- jumping up and down in unison.

Last edited by Fissile; 04-13-09 at 07:04 AM.
Fissile is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:25 PM.