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Ecological overpass over highway, Germany

March 22nd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Ecological overpass (for wild animals) over highway in Germany.

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Niagara River Pkwy, Ontario, Canada

March 20th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Niagara River Pkwy quite near Niagara Falls

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Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Sydney, Australia

March 17th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Sydney Harbour Tunnel is a tunnel in Sydney, Australia. It was completed in August 1992 to provide a second vehicular crossing of Sydney Harbour to alleviate congestion on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The tunnel is made up of three sections: twin 900-metre land tunnels on the north shore, twin 400-metre land tunnels on the south shore and a 960-metre immersed tube (IMT) structure. It joins the Warringah Freeway at North Sydney and the Cahill Expressway at the entrance to the Domain Tunnel. The tunnel falls about 55 metres from the northern entrance and about 35 metres from the southern entrance to its deepest point, 20 metres below sea-level.

The IMT structure consists of eight precast concrete units. The units were constructed over 100 kilometres away in a dry dock at Port Kembla and then towed to Sydney Harbour. A trench was dredged prior to the arrival of the IMTs and then the IMTs were lowered into the trench by a system of pontoons and control towers. After the IMTs were in place the trenches were backfilled and then a rock armour was placed over the top to protect the units against marine hazards, such as anchors or sinking vessels.

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The Eurotunnel, France

March 8th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Eurotunnel plc (in the UK) and Eurotunnel SA (in France) make up the Eurotunnel Group, founded in August 1986, which manages and operates the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France.

It operates the car shuttle and earns revenue on other trains (freight by EWS and SNCF and passenger service by Eurostar) passing through the tunnel. Unfortunately, passenger numbers are around one-third of the original projections.

Heavily indebted, the company has been struggling with the interest on the £10bn it has taken to construct the tunnel. The tunnel cost nearly 6 times more than expected to build and Eurotunnel's debts are around £6.2bn. Its profits can not even match its interest payments. In order to deal with this, many cuts in services have been introduced with varying success and a third of the staff has been laid off.

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Unexpected end of highway, Germany

March 5th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Unexpected end of highway near Wolfsburg, Germany

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Asphalt or sand road, Egypt

February 20th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

A place where asphalt road changes to sand road?

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Kwiatkowskiego road, Gdynia, Poland

February 20th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Kwiatkowskiego road (currently being built) you can see a line of the road in the forest.

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Ocean Drive, Miami, Florida, USA

February 20th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Ocean Drive is a street in South Beach—the southern part of Miami Beach, Florida. It is known for its Art Deco hotels. The street is the cream of the city's Art Deco District, which is home to about 800 preserved buildings. Streamline Moderne evolved from the Art Deco style, and dominates the street. The street has a magazine named after it—see Ocean Drive (magazine).

[Source: Wikipedia]

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