8 News From Russian Roads, Part 58

News From Russian Roads, Part 58

Posted on July 4, 2012 by team

What’s going to happen if a truck of crushed stone is dumped on a car?


8 Responses to “News From Russian Roads, Part 58”

  1. Osip says:

    This is second post on ER I have seen which shows failure of Gabion basket embankments. Perhaps the Russian engineers should read instructions.

  2. jeffrey pigden says:

    Why do the roads in war-torn Iraq look better than the Russian roads?

    • Tovarich Volk says:

      Because the Iraqi highway system was built by french and German engineers in the 70’s and 80’s with Iraq’s oil revenues. The Iraqi road network was built much like the Interstate system in the US, or the Autobahns in Germany. This is easy enough to build and maintain in a country which is primarily desert.

      Russia, OTOH is pretty much like Northern Canada or Alaska, in the fact that it consists of a lot of bogs, marshes, and swampy land over permafrost. This stuff is an engineers nightmare for road building, as roads will require heavy maintenance every spring due to frost damage from the winter months.

    • Emperor Norton says:

      Iraq doesn’t have ice like Russia.

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