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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by SonataInFSharp View Post
    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
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Do you get hungry an hour after you drive over it?
    Probably... it is a pretty long bridge
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    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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    Too far to drive to get my dress shirts done.
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