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Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge In North America Will Stretch From Detroit To Windsor

Plans for a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor have been in the works for years, but it took until today for something more concrete to materialize. On Thursday, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority—the entity overseeing the project—announced the company that will build the span, and now we have a glimpse of what…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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It’s Officially Too Hot Out When Even The Damn Bridge Needs Cooling Off

The northeastern United States experienced some near-record high temperatures this past weekend. These extreme temperatures not only affected how people spent their time outdoors (see also: didn’t), but also the infrastructure. That’s when you know it’s officially Too Damn Hot Out.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Domino’s Is Fixing America’s Crappy Roads For Pizza Safety And That’s Pretty Embarrassing

This feels like something from a William Gibson cyberpunk dystopia novel, where the government has become so weak and useless, private corporations have been taking over the basic upkeep of the nation. But it’s not a William Gibson novel, there’s no plucky protagonist with some sort of cybernetic implant, it’s just…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Our SUV Obsession May Be The Cause Of Rising Pedestrian Deaths

Despite dozens of cities proclaiming a goal of zero pedestrian deaths in recent years, the death toll continues to skyrocket on America’s streets. According to a new study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration pedestrian deaths have skyrocketed 46 percent since 2009, far outpacing the also…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Porsche Will Launch 500 Electric Charging Stations Across The U.S. By The End Of 2019

Prompted largely by China, the world’s largest car market, automakers are going big on electric vehicles in the next few years. But besides Tesla, they’ve offered little more than a collective shrug when asked where Americans are supposed to charge these things. Now at least one more automaker, Porsche, plans to step…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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New Dutch ‘Singing Road’ Removed After Villagers Label Noise ‘Psychological Torture’

Despite the multiple embarrassingly failed attempts to get Honda’s Singing Road right, a village in the Netherlands tried to find a cultural solution to distracted driving by installing musical rumble strips along a roadway. It only took villagers a couple of days to demand the noise be stopped, labeling it…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Apps Keep Sending LA’s Worst Drivers Up This Super Steep Street And They Can’t Handle It

You’d never notice it driving by, but right in the middle of Echo Park works Baron Margo, one of the coolest car builders in the country. He builds his own retro-rocket-art cars nearly from scratch, and there’s one place he always tests them: Baxter street, one of the steepest in LA. If his cars can […]

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Hero Pours An Entire Box Of Lucky Charms In A Michigan Pothole And Eats It

Potholes ruin every car owner’s life, but the ones in Michigan are particularly awful. One pothole was large enough to fit an entire box of Lucky Charms and a whole gallon of milk—which 22-year-old Eastern Michigan University student Andrew ate to our gross-out amusement. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Report: Engineer Told Officials Not to Worry About Crack in Miami Bridge Just Hours Before Collapse

The death toll from the collapse of a pedestrian bridge over a road at Miami’s Florida International University on March 15th has risen to at least six, with the university admitting on Saturday that one of the project engineers had waved off concerns over a crack just hours before.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Florida Pedestrian Bridge Collapse Might Have Been A Disaster Waiting To Happen

The appeal of accelerated bridge construction—where precast parts are pieced together and within hours installed over a roadway before being tested and reinforced for weeks—is that it minimizes road closures. The downside is that the smallest mistakes can lead to disaster. This method, used to build a pedestrian…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Cadillac CEO: No One Will Buy Our Sedans Because Teens And Infrastructure

Cadillac is, quite possibly, the most hapless carmaker at the moment. When its competitors are making huge strides, Cadillac feels like it’s always playing catch up to what everyone else was doing five years ago. And finally, Cadillac has figured out the culprit: it the Youths and their damn infrastructure, clearly.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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