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Old 06-30-11, 11:38 AM   #1
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Suppose they allow bike traffic?

The new longest bridge in the world, 26 miles, with an interchange in the middle:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti....html?ITO=1490
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Old 06-30-11, 12:30 PM   #2
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I found it in Google Earth, and their little graphic in the article is way off its actual location. It actually doesn't make any sense to put a bridge where they put it, but what do I know?

Would a bicycle be able to handle the winds on a bridge like that?
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Old 06-30-11, 12:48 PM   #3
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Longer, faster, and cheaper than the eastern span of the Bay Bridge!

This is why the Chinese will own us all in a few short weeks.

I say "Ni hao!" to our new Chinese masters.

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I found it in Google Earth, and their little graphic in the article is way off its actual location. It actually doesn't make any sense to put a bridge where they put it, but what do I know?

Would a bicycle be able to handle the winds on a bridge like that?
Can't be any windier than the Dumbarton, can it? I would try it... once.
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I'm getting queasy just looking at the pictures
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Is that your estimate for how long it'll be before the thing rusts away and falls into the ocean? I suppose we'll never know, because that news will never come out.
But it's got thousands of pillars... I give it at least a year or three.
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Do you get hungry an hour after you drive over it?
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Do you get hungry an hour after you drive over it?
Probably... it is a pretty long bridge
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Longer, faster, and cheaper than the eastern span of the Bay Bridge!
It's amazing what you can do when you're willing to cut enough corners. The reason the Great Wall is so well known is that it was the last thing the Chinese built to last.
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