8 thoughts on “News From Russian Roads, Part 58”

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

    • 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.


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