Tag Archives: Infrastructure

California’s Famed Highway 1 Reopens 15 Months After Landslide

One of the best road tripping highways in the country has been shut down for a little over a year following a massive 75 acre landslide in May of 2017, and I’ve missed it dearly. Thanks to hard working crews and quick action, the highway has finally been re-opened as of Wednesday morning to through traffic, and…

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Domino’s Is Fixing America’s Crappy Roads For Pizza Safety And That’s Pretty Embarrassing

This feels like something from a William Gibson cyberpunk dystopia novel, where the government has become so weak and useless, private corporations have been taking over the basic upkeep of the nation. But it’s not a William Gibson novel, there’s no plucky protagonist with some sort of cybernetic implant, it’s just…

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Dammit Chad

Chad and his coworkers left their mark in street tar in Walker, Michigan, WZZM reported on Tuesday. It’s always Chad.

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NYC’s Grand Central Became A Madhouse The Moment Severe Weather Hit The City 

New York City got battered last evening by severe weather, and as a precautionary measure, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority closed train lines that head north out of the city. This promptly turned Grand Central Station into, well, this.

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New Dutch ‘Singing Road’ Removed After Villagers Label Noise ‘Psychological Torture’

Despite the multiple embarrassingly failed attempts to get Honda’s Singing Road right, a village in the Netherlands tried to find a cultural solution to distracted driving by installing musical rumble strips along a roadway. It only took villagers a couple of days to demand the noise be stopped, labeling it…

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Watch These Unsuspecting Drivers Launch Their Cars Off A Buckle In The Road

In Minnesota, some poor aloof drivers might have to pick up a new set of shock absorbers—and also maybe a new pair of underwear—after driving their cars off a ramp that was once the left lane of a highway.

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Russian Man Builds His Own Road When No One Else Would

It sounds very straightforward when he describes it. There was no good road leading from his town to the nearby border; he was a retired builder; he sold everything he had to build the road himself, building it where his government would not.

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Switzerland Just Finished The World’s Longest Rail Tunnel After 17 Years

Today marks a big day for Switzerland, and for Europe as a whole: the 35-mile Gotthard Base Tunnel, the largest rail tunnel in the world, is finally complete after 17 years and over $12 billion.

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This Is Exactly How Fucked NYC’s L Train Is

The L train, connecting Manhattan with Brooklyn’s hip neighborhoods of Bushwick and Canarsie, carries 225,000 people on an average weekday. At some point in the next few years, it’ll have to be completely shut down for repairs. It’s in a dangerously bad state. Here’s why, and how it’ll be fixed.

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The Weird Reasons Why Different Countries Drive On Different Sides Of The Road

Visiting a country that drives on the opposite side of the road from your own tends to bring a bit of an inherent confusion. In all honesty, it’s just plain weird. But, as weird as it can be, the weirder part is just how countries chose which sides of the road to drive on—from sword wielding to military tactics.

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