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(NJ.com)   This new highway retaining wall will last 100 years [SMASH] [BAM] [CRUNCH] .. Did I say years? I meant weeks   (nj.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Road, Interstate 76, Bellmawr, New Jersey, Camden County, New Jersey, New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey, Direct Connection project, Interstate Highway System  
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2021-03-26 3:12:52 PM  
New Jersey is crumbling again.
 
2021-03-26 4:06:57 PM  
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2021-03-26 4:34:26 PM  
They sure don't build em like they used to.
 
2021-03-26 4:34:41 PM  
Corruption and graft are my guess as to why it collapsed with gross incompetence a distant second.
 
2021-03-26 4:37:38 PM  
They may want to retain the services of a more competent municipal architect.
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2021-03-26 4:38:07 PM  

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They're called flying buttresses.
 
2021-03-26 4:39:12 PM  
Millions of dollars and Union workers. The Union workers need to be paid more.
 
2021-03-26 4:40:56 PM  

robodog: Corruption and graft are my guess as to why it collapsed with gross incompetence a distant second.


"Before I award your company this contract, you *have* built retaining walls before, right?"
 
2021-03-26 4:45:38 PM  

robodog: Corruption and graft are my guess as to why it collapsed with gross incompetence a distant second.


It's jersey. this is what you get when you fail to pay off the right people.
 
2021-03-26 4:46:27 PM  

Walker: They sure don't build em like they used to.


They haven't finished building this one yet. And now they really haven't finished this one yet.

This project is supposed to finish in 2027
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2021-03-26 4:47:29 PM  

BeotchPudding: Millions of dollars and Union workers. The Union workers need to be paid more.


Oh look, it's the UNIONS BAD guy.
 
2021-03-26 4:51:36 PM  
I think we may have discovered one of the few things that Duct-Tape cannot fix.
 
2021-03-26 4:55:10 PM  
Same thing happened here north of Denver a few years back.  I actually made it on the evening news as I was spectating the possible collapse of the entire highway.  Didn't happen but I did get my ugly mug on tv.

'A Giant Hole In The Highway': Engineers Work To Fix U.S. 36 - CBS Denver (cbslocal.com)
 
2021-03-26 4:55:11 PM  

robodog: Corruption and graft are my guess as to why it collapsed with gross incompetence a distant second.


Direct Connection Project. Your Money flowing straight into our Pockets.
 
2021-03-26 4:58:12 PM  

Kit Fister: BeotchPudding: Millions of dollars and Union workers. The Union workers need to be paid more.

Oh look, it's the UNIONS BAD guy.


I remember when all of the unions were racist back in the 70's.
 
2021-03-26 5:04:00 PM  

Madaynun: robodog: Corruption and graft are my guess as to why it collapsed with gross incompetence a distant second.

Direct Connection Project. Your Money flowing straight into our Pockets.


It's actually a really important project in the area. I-295S makes this really meandering turn with a 35-MPH ramp (trucks have to take it at 25 MPH) at the I-676 split. When this is done, I-295 will (hopefully) have a 55-60 MPH direct shot instead of having to take that curve. If you've ever tried to drive I-295S in the summer on a Friday afternoon, you know what a PITA traffic right there can be.
 
2021-03-26 5:05:13 PM  

nivekfalk: Same thing happened here north of Denver a few years back.  I actually made it on the evening news as I was spectating the possible collapse of the entire highway.  Didn't happen but I did get my ugly mug on tv.

'A Giant Hole In The Highway': Engineers Work To Fix U.S. 36 - CBS Denver (cbslocal.com)


God. How was that nearly two years ago?!
 
2021-03-26 5:08:29 PM  

Misch: Madaynun: robodog: Corruption and graft are my guess as to why it collapsed with gross incompetence a distant second.

Direct Connection Project. Your Money flowing straight into our Pockets.

It's actually a really important project in the area. I-295S makes this really meandering turn with a 35-MPH ramp (trucks have to take it at 25 MPH) at the I-676 split. When this is done, I-295 will (hopefully) have a 55-60 MPH direct shot instead of having to take that curve. If you've ever tried to drive I-295S in the summer on a Friday afternoon, you know what a PITA traffic right there can be.


Don't forget the interchange ties up traffic for 15+ miles all around. I inch along a 10 mile stretch of 295 in my afternoon commute and never get near this spot. Friday's in summer I leave work early to beat the shore traffic.
 
2021-03-26 5:32:00 PM  
Any Hoffa Sightings today?
 
2021-03-26 5:51:23 PM  
Here's a view of the partial collapse of the retaining wall. It's falling away from the highway roadway, but they still closed the inner lane. The tunnel in the background gets cars going route 42 North to I-295 North and I-676 South to I-295 North

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2021-03-26 5:55:35 PM  

Misch: Here's a view of the partial collapse of the retaining wall. It's falling away from the highway roadway, but they still closed the inner lane. The tunnel in the background gets cars going route 42 North to I-295 North and I-676 South to I-295 North

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So, they forgot to glue the puzzle pieces together?
 
2021-03-26 5:56:25 PM  

Pecunia non olet: Kit Fister: BeotchPudding: Millions of dollars and Union workers. The Union workers need to be paid more.

Oh look, it's the UNIONS BAD guy.

I remember when all of the unions were racist back in the 70's.


I remember when Pinkertons and Cops fought open wars with Unions back in the 1890s.
 
2021-03-26 6:00:27 PM  
Bickity-bam!

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2021-03-26 6:40:14 PM  
NJ is known as The Garden State. Garden retaining walls are known to fail.
 
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