Category Archives: tunnels

Doomsday Bunker Cities and Towns


The following post lists known bunker cities and towns that have been built as a way to survive a nuclear or biological holocaust and/or maintain continuity of government. Many were constructed during the Cold War era, some of which are … Continue reading

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Mending Interstate Injustice – Freeway Capping Projects


In recent years there has been an effort in some cities to mend some of the wounds of Interstate Highway era gashes that were savagely cut through American cities. A method for healing these scars has been to cap the … Continue reading

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When transportation becomes the destination


Now and then, a part of the transportation network becomes iconic in itself. In those cases, the infrastructure not only serves its intended purpose, but also becomes a focal point and source of community, regional, or even national pride, and … Continue reading

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Longest underwater highway tunnels


When it became apparent that a list of underwater highway tunnels by order of their length could not be found on the internet, I decided to put one together. The list is not comprehensive and meant to be a continuous … Continue reading

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Superhighway superhero


While traveling the Pennsylvania Turnpike on our way to Washington, DC last night we stopped at the Midway Service Plaza in Bedford. This recently updated plaza included a very interesting display on the history of the turnpike, Americas first superhighway. … Continue reading

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PortMiami Tunnel to open in May


The twin-tube 4,200 foot long PortMiami Tunnel is scheduled to open to traffic in May of 2014. Under construction since 2010, the $1 billion public-private partnership project will extend Interstate 395 under the Government Cut shipping channel separating Watson Island and Dodge … Continue reading

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Louisville’s East End mega-bridge/tunnel project


Scheduled to open in 2016, the East End Bridge and Tunnel project will fill an existing gap in the Interstate 265 Beltway northeast of downtown Louisville and provide the first fixed Ohio River crossing (a 2,500 foot long cable-stayed bridge with a … Continue reading

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