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« on: December 05, 2020, 06:52:34 PM »
As I said somewhere else on this forum, I once imagined myself as a civil engineer, and some of that fascination with that field lives on inside me. Hence, this thread.



more here:   https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-53947440
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2020, 12:20:20 AM »
Roundabouts are pretty recent in my province. 10-12 years ago, you could easily drive a year without crossing one. Now they’re everywhere. But our engineers don’t really know what they’re doing. I’ve drove through Europe (even in the UK) and they know their shit with roundabouts.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2020, 10:48:43 PM »
Plenty have sprouted up here in MI these last 15 years. There's an underground one in a tunnel linking two of the Faroe Islands that's about to open.
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Re: infrastructure
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2020, 03:47:41 AM »
We haven't got enough, but there's one at the center of town nobody knows how to navigate. You'd think it were as unusual as right-hand cars...

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Re: infrastructure
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2020, 06:02:48 PM »
why does the Netherlands rock so hard?

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2021, 03:57:13 PM »
Speaking of roundabouts....

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2021, 06:06:32 PM »
i still can't figure out the double roundabouts in England.
i think roundabouts are starting to pick up in popularity in the states.  There were a few recently put up in the metro areas outside of Portland and my friend driving up to it for the first time panicked and drove through the middle.

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Re: infrastructure
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2021, 04:14:48 PM »
Speaking of roundabouts....


Is this real? The roundabout bridge doesn’t seem to make sense


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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2021, 04:25:37 PM »
It's real, but not a true roundabout when you look closely.  :D

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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2021, 04:28:45 PM »
A bridge designed to slow down traffic.
I think a speed sign is more cost effective  :)

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Re: infrastructure
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2021, 01:23:18 PM »
Now this is what I wanna see!   💖🐉

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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2021, 07:51:22 PM »
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Re: infrastructure
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2021, 03:32:42 PM »
Utterly amazed that only one national capital made the list, and only at #19.

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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2021, 09:18:30 PM »
ohmyfuckinggodwhat??????   https://www.propublica.org/article/storm-drains-keep-swallowing-people-during-floods

There’s no official count of how many Americans get pulled into storm drains, pipes or culverts during flood events, but ProPublica identified 35 such cases since 2015 using news accounts and court records. Twenty-one of those people died; nearly half of those lost were children. Thirteen of the deaths happened in the past three years alone. The numbers are likely an undercount, since reports of flood deaths often don’t give details other than the fact that someone was swept away.

Despite records of horrific cases that span the country and stretch back decades — and the scientific consensus that climate change will only worsen flooding — federal, state and local government agencies have failed to take simple steps to prevent such tragedies from happening, ProPublica found, after more than a dozen interviews with government officials, engineers and weather experts, as well as a review of documents including death investigations, government meeting minutes and emails, and academic papers. Officials are not surveying the nation’s aging stormwater drainage systems, which are being taxed beyond capacity by record downpours, to flag openings that could pose a hazard and install grates to prevent people from being sucked in.
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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2022, 09:55:43 AM »
Bike lanes have been a bigger issue here than perhaps they should've been, but progress is being made.   https://www.bridgedetroit.com/how-do-detroiters-really-feel-about-bike-lanes/
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