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Ahay
01-13-2006, 04:20 PM
I found these while searching for open bridges and thought it would be a good challenge. I live not to far from here and had no idea they existed.

Monkey boy
01-13-2006, 04:36 PM
here's another one, sorry it's in Low resolution.
It is the Dartford crossing on the M25 London Orbital motorway, Southbound is a Road bridge, Northbound are the tunnels which you can just make out

Ahay
01-13-2006, 05:10 PM
Good one, I could just make it out. I saw a canal that went over a road once somewhere but I cant remember where. Anyone know the one I am talking about??? For some reason I think it was in Florida but I am drawing a blank.
Happy hunting.

BradG7
01-14-2006, 02:28 AM
Here is the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, and all 3 parts of the Big Dig in Boston :cool:

Mpenza
01-14-2006, 04:56 AM
Here's a big one from Montreal, Canada. ;)

Ahay
01-14-2006, 03:15 PM
Great finds. No obstacle is to large to get around over or under.
Cheers to the worlds Engineers.

Highlander739
01-14-2006, 04:07 PM
Can this be beaten? Can't remember if there a longer bridge/tunnel combo

Ahay
01-14-2006, 08:44 PM
Wow the total distance is about 2.5 miles underwater and 8 miles plus of bridge, excellant find.

McMaster_de
01-14-2006, 09:18 PM
I beat this :cool:

http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile13933/Chesapeake-Bay-Bridge-Tunnel.htm

Ahay
01-14-2006, 09:26 PM
McMaster, Any of it underwater???

McMaster_de
01-14-2006, 09:31 PM
Between the islands are the tunnels, look here:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/ches_bridge_1.html
http://www.usacivil.skanska.com/skanska/templates/page.asp?id=4518

and by the way it is named "bridge-tunnel". ;)

Ahay
01-14-2006, 09:45 PM
Looks like McMaster is in the lead.

BradG7
01-15-2006, 12:57 AM
Not the longest, but interesting none the less.

Highlander739
01-15-2006, 08:45 AM
Ok, it's pretty short but you can only walk through it. There's over 180 steps at each end, the south side has a longer climb if I remember right. Of course, the elevators don't work all the time so you do get some serious excercise

Ahay
01-15-2006, 12:48 PM
An interesting find. There must be more of them around?? Lets see what we can find. I will be in London this Summer and I will make a point of seeing this. These may be harder to locate but how about trying to post some of those underground tunnels they have at aquariums. You know the ones you view sea creatures from.

BradG7
01-16-2006, 04:20 PM
Here is one at the Detroit Zoo.

Ahay
01-16-2006, 10:46 PM
Good one Brad! I know I asked for them but do you think I could find one you could see from above..... I guess I will have to keep looking.

BradG7
01-17-2006, 12:58 AM
Good luck finding them, if they're under water, it'll be hard to identify them.

Ahay
01-17-2006, 04:55 PM
Here's another one.

Highlander739
01-18-2006, 08:27 AM
..... as a "Foot Tunnel"? I mean, it was only a few months ago when a South African male (wearing vest, shorts, sandals) decided to walk through it, somehow beating security and missing the trains, until the French Police cought him around 30 minutes from the French end......

Oh, he wasn't actually charged with any offence because the French cops decided he was "mentally disturbed"....... <insert obvious joke about being mad if you want to visit France here if you wish>

Ahay
01-18-2006, 11:42 PM
Funny one Highlander. He's lucky the train didn't catch him 30 minutes from the end. And I was wondering myself why the tunnel wasn't just one way, to be used by people trying to get out of France. ( Just a joke not trying to offend anyone )

BradG7
01-19-2006, 12:14 AM
That's a good one :rofl:
I love it, genuine classic :lol:

ryanwyan
01-23-2006, 09:26 PM
Heres a ford in kent, saw the title roads under water, thought id post up my local road THROUGH water, you can just about see the bridge which is used mostly, but a few people use the ford now and then... i have twice, the second time i hit the water a bit too fast, and, well, had to take apart the air filter after being pushed out of the water, then hit the pub and waited for the engine to dry out, the car started first time belive it or not.... the joy of british engineering! (it was a Rover Metro!)

In reference to the Channel Tunnel, my dad is a first aid trainer and used to belong to an association which voluntaraly tests out emergency services by acting out senarios, one weekend we got invited to test out the Channel Tunnel, so we wend down to folkstone got all made up with loads of fake blood, then me and my mum got strapped into a scrapped Mini, where we stayed for a few hours whilst the emergancy services came to rescue us... for the next few hours i was strapped into a streacher and left in the service tunnel (the tunnel that runs between the 2 main train tunnels used for emergancys, and once the tour de france!) My mum "died" that night!

heres the kmz and a picture of the car in question! :)