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Any dept. of transportation engineers out there? Does this sound like a good design for overpasses?

 
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Any dept. of transportation engineers out there? Does this sound like a good design for overpasses?
I've been seeing these flimsy looking overpasses getting put together. Back in the day, they used to pour out huge, solid slabs of concrete footings and wide, solid concrete columns to support the overpasses, but not so anymore.

I'm seeing this design which uses concrete "tiles" for lack of a better term. These tiles are approximately 5 inches thick and approximately 8x12 feet in size.

What they're doing is piling up dirt and using the tiles to surround the dirt on all sides. It kinda looks like the tiles may lock together at each edge that touches.

It does not look like a design that would have long life, but it sure looks like it saves money.

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Re: Any dept. of transportation engineers out there? Does this sound like a good design for overpasses?
Infrastructure is not something you cheap out on, you know?
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Re: Any dept. of transportation engineers out there? Does this sound like a good design for overpasses?
One star? Why bother? It's just a question. Our bridges and overpasses should be overbuilt, not underbuilt.
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Re: Any dept. of transportation engineers out there? Does this sound like a good design for overpasses?
The USA needs to look at German hiway engineering, I was very impressed with their Autobahn. At 100mph felt like you were doing 40mph.They put a lot of thought in it before building it and maintained very well!!
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Re: Any dept. of transportation engineers out there? Does this sound like a good design for overpasses?
One star? Why bother? It's just a question. Our bridges and overpasses should be overbuilt, not underbuilt.
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Stick to religious dumbfuckery and leave the engineering questions to intelligent people.
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12/13/2015 03:37 PM
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Re: Any dept. of transportation engineers out there? Does this sound like a good design for overpasses?
I've seen the system you describe with the durt under the tiles washed out and the tiles starting to cave in.
Road systems in AAmerica are Job Programs and primarily used as Pay Days for contracts. They could make Better more durable roads for less, they know it. But it's all about money. Big money is being made rebuilding and repairing roads.
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Re: Any dept. of transportation engineers out there? Does this sound like a good design for overpasses?
I've seen the system you describe with the durt under the tiles washed out and the tiles starting to cave in.
Road systems in AAmerica are Job Programs and primarily used as Pay Days for contracts. They could make Better more durable roads for less, they know it. But it's all about money. Big money is being made rebuilding and repairing roads.
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Thanks for chiming in .
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Re: Any dept. of transportation engineers out there? Does this sound like a good design for overpasses?
I have been reading some of your posts and have a question for you about another one, not this one. Just don't know how to directly communicate with you is all. Your comment to another post:

Re: The Lutec 1000 is the first free energy machine to be developed to commercial stage anywhere in the world.
They've been hiding technologies like this for decades. I know of a technology that is self-contained, produces heat perpetually, and needs very little maintenance to oversee it that's been heating an entire medical facility since around 2008.

It was made known to me by the son-in-law of the inventor of the technology. When he told me the facility a prototype was being used at, I surreptitiously called the maintenance department of the facility and the head of maintenance verified it's in use and works as suggested.

My question is if you are willing to share more about this technology, the inventor, the facility manager, anything related?

Thanks!

BTW..I like how you end each of your posts with God
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Re: Any dept. of transportation engineers out there? Does this sound like a good design for overpasses?
Not sure if we can even do this but here's my email address if you want to reply privately.

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