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Re: Tunnels!

Postby NickP » July 26th, 2018, 1:06 pm

Maybe Lindau Lane by the MOA?

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby Silophant » July 26th, 2018, 2:11 pm

I don't know where the dividing line between tunnel and lid is with respect to the Lowry Tunnel, but I think Lindau Lane would count, along with Target Field/ABC ramps.

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby David Greene » July 26th, 2018, 9:24 pm

Not over a freeway, but Loring Greenway.

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby niaxilin » July 27th, 2018, 9:38 am

And don't forget the Maka Ska to Lake of the Isles future land bridge! Reminds me a lot of the Minnehaha land bridge.

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby DanPatchToget » July 27th, 2018, 10:02 am

niaxilin wrote:
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And don't forget the Maka Ska to Lake of the Isles future land bridge! Reminds me a lot of the Minnehaha land bridge.

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I like it. Except it looks like the development constricts the HCRRA right-of-way making it difficult to colocate the Midtown Greenway trail and a double-track light rail line.

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Postby seanrichardryan » July 27th, 2018, 8:43 pm

A parkway connection under the greenway would be cheaper and do more for the area in terms of accessibility and park use.
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Re: Tunnels!

Postby Anondson » September 15th, 2018, 7:51 am

Boring Company approved to build tunnels directly into SFH garages.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/09/bo ... al-garage/

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby DanPatchToget » September 15th, 2018, 12:42 pm

So are their plans going to be to have every house have a garage with an entrance to these tunnels? Or only houses where the residents can afford to have their garage hooked up to a tunnel system?

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby tmart » September 15th, 2018, 1:42 pm

Anondson wrote:
September 15th, 2018, 7:51 am
Boring Company approved to build tunnels directly into SFH garages.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/09/bo ... al-garage/
Thank god someone has finally solved the problem of wealthy commuters having to see anything other than the inside of their McMansion and their office!

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby NickP » September 15th, 2018, 4:13 pm

This kind of reminds me of the tunnel Homer used to go to work in the Stonecutters Simpson’s episode.

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby Anondson » November 17th, 2018, 10:14 pm

The Boring Company’s proof of concept tunnel has broken through the opposite end recently.

https://mashable.com/article/boring-com ... usk-video/

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby Anondson » April 22nd, 2019, 2:15 pm

Not transportation tunnel, but the 10th Ave project will have a new water main tunnel bored under the river to replace the main that’s attached to the bridge currently.

http://www.startribune.com/sub-river-wa ... 508851222/

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby Anondson » May 23rd, 2019, 10:51 pm

The Boring Company has their first customer?

https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-mu ... nel-2019-5

Building a tunnel to link one end of the Las Vegas convention center to the opposite side.

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Postby mplsjaromir » May 24th, 2019, 2:46 am

It will be interesting to see how a TBM works in the heavily cemented caliche soil of Southern Nevada.

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby Anondson » May 27th, 2019, 8:20 pm

Hyperloop is now a paved tunnel for cars.
https://jalopnik.com/elon-musk-says-hyp ... 1835024474

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby MNdible » May 28th, 2019, 8:42 am

I know you're just repeating the headline, but the Boring Company is not the same as the Hyperloop.

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby mattaudio » May 28th, 2019, 8:44 am

Is there any evidence other than hot air from Elon that there's something different about Hyperloop?

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby MNdible » May 28th, 2019, 8:55 am

The big idea about the Hyperloop is that it travels in an almost-vacuum at very high speeds across very long distances. It may well be just a pipe-dream, but aside from the fact that they both travel in tubes, it's a fundamentally different idea than the inta-city tunnels that this represents.

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby mplsjaromir » May 28th, 2019, 8:55 am

DC-Baltimore “Hyperloop” now billed as “Hyperloop compatible”

https://twitter.com/railmag/status/1133 ... 62273?s=21

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Re: Tunnels!

Postby Tiller » May 28th, 2019, 10:32 am

The only "hyperloop" thing that could ever be feasible would be sticking some kind of HSR or Maglev in a vacuum tube to eliminate air resistance (perhaps for only part of a journey).

And if he wants the boring company to be viable, it should be focusing on making tunnel boring for subways more affordable, instead of the silly 70s-style PRT proposal they started with.

They're both sorta silly, but in different ways.


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