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Bridges, Arches, Columns, Tunnels and Walls

 
 
saab
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 02:27 am
http://triandbeatme.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/72523_10151584646747982_1188151153_n.jpg
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vonny
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 07:44 am
Durham Castle and Cathedral, North-East England

http://api.ning.com/files/0uw-qmYBgTZH8d5zPFEMoJ9U4*RpSm-igFO2BaWLVD6gzKjrzoTOTX2RAB77KmK4s4yH0hEDjXz84Fqu60nbimJ9zxvsGh6Q/DurhamCathedralNight.jpg

http://deltiolog.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/durham_cathedral.jpg?w=529&h=370
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vonny
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 07:47 am
Carlisle Castle, Cumbria, UK

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01939/carlisle_1939798i.jpg
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 08:14 am
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/jailhouse.jpg
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vonny
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 08:43 am
Part of London's Victorian sewer network.

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/774/cache/underground-tunnel-london_77430_990x742.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 10:18 am
http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/a_zpsb0331c94.jpg

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/a_zpsa9862174.jpg

Autobahn (motorway) A17 bridge and tunnel entrance at "Plauenscher Grund" near Dresden/Germany
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 11:16 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Germany has great public transportation and good roads. Even while on cruises in Germany last year, I've often seen trains running along the rivers.

Here in California, we have difficulty building public transportation systems, so most must own cars or take the bus. Even the rapid transit train system from San Francisco to Los Angeles has been having difficulty with the planning and construction - because there's political infighting about the cost and usage.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 03:44 pm
Around 1846/1848 they started to build the main railway line in our region - and some (private) investors wanted a tunnel through the hilly region.
When more than 500 workers had finished nearly half of it - it collapsed, due to water and mainly financial difficulties.

One of the former tunnel entrances is now both a listed monument as well as a natural monument
http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/a_zpsb039e407.jpg

The layout of the railway was changed, a viaduct was built instead. The structure was inaugurated in 1853 and has a length of 482m and a width of 35m. [The scaffold cost 89,000 talers, the entire structure 529,000 talers, which occasioned King Friedrich Wilhelm IV to say at the inauguration: "And I thought I would find a golden bridge here, given these costs..."]
http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/a_zps3ae2ad9c.jpg


Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 03:45 pm
@Walter Hinteler,

The "Schienenzeppelin" (= rail zeppelin) on that viaduct in 1931
http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/a_zps1f27cedc.jpg


During WWII, the viaduct has been bombed four times, the last attack 22.02.45destroyed it (nearly) completely (after it had been repaired just weeks before)
http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/a_zps824f7284.jpg

Reconstruction was fully finished then in 1951.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 03:50 pm
An Arch with a difference.

The Laburnum Arch at Bodnant Gardens, North Wales.

http://pixdaus.com/files/items/pics/9/60/518960_72f95f850550037c60310c9a95e20428_large.jpg
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 04:01 pm
@vonny,
Genius, that Bazalgette!
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 04:16 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Lots of photo of London sewers >here<
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 04:26 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Vienna

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/a_zpsa8f903df.jpg

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RexRed
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 06:34 pm
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 01:35 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Hallandsåsen in south Sweden there is a lovely trainride around the hill. There is planned a tunnel which will shorten the trip with 8-10 minutes.
The planned length is 8.7 km (5.4 mi) (8,722 metres (28,615 ft) in one bore, 8,710 metres (28,576 ft) in the other).
The project was started in 1975 and is still not finished and there were a
scandal when dangerous sealant materials were used causing workers to become ill and killing local fish and cattle. As the hill is not compact stone but enourmous stones it can any time collapse. The water from the wells was running thru the stones down into the tunnel
The cost 2 billion USD as calculated in 2008, before the project is finished. Don´t want to know the costs now.
Here they drill
http://sverigesradio.se/diverse/appdata/isidor/images/news_images/128/2976700_570_321.jpg
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vonny
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 03:47 am
Priory tunnel under the Clyde to Bothwell Castle, UK

http://www.blantyre.biz/Priory-Tunnel.jpg
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vonny
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 03:50 am
The tunnel under Buda Castle, Budapest

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/39577498.jpg
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 08:12 am
Escalator tunnel at Southgate Station (London Underground). My favourite art deco station on the Tube.

http://opsphotos.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/6i1a041220130224_southgate0002-edit-2.jpg?w=620&h=413


Southgate Station exterior....

http://58533534ea9b6562bf3c-029f06cbf668e558ffb5306597309f00.r0.cf1.rackcdn.com/2013/01/southgate.jpg
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 08:32 am
http://img.jesper.nu/61/23.jpg

Stockholm subway has 100 stations. More than 90 are decorated by more than 150 artists

Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 24 Mar, 2014 08:41 am
@saab,
You got good weed over there, by the looks. Very Happy

Very nice!
 

 
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