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Old 01-16-2013, 02:35 AM   #1
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China's above traffic - Straddling bus technology

This might work on some of the highways leading into Boston. I think it could give people an almost vertigo type feeling when driving underneath it though.
Sort of like the sensation one gets walking forward in a bus or train that begins speeding forward.

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:47 PM   #2
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Wasn't this some kind of hoax or cutesy proposal? I don't think it's actually happening anywhere.
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Wasn't this some kind of hoax or cutesy proposal? I don't think it's actually happening anywhere.
Yeah, I recall seeing it as some sort of "transit in the future" list or something. Never heard of anyone seriously attempting implementation.
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Wasn't this some kind of hoax or cutesy proposal? I don't think it's actually happening anywhere.
There was hoax talk? It sort of reminds me of a gantry crane. Since I posted, I started thinking about bridges in this state. They're kind of low. This might require three story high clearances below such bridges. This might be something better suited for a new city or development area being built from the ground up.

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Old 01-21-2013, 03:22 PM   #5
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I started thinking about bridges in this state. They're kind of low.
This has complicated the 128 Widening Project. In some instances the contractors have had to perform full-depth roadway construction under the bridges (rather than mill/overlay) because the clearance is so low. The full-depth is done during a 48 hour stretch over the weekend.
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