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Russian Highway from Hell
http://ssqq.com/archive/vinlin27c.htm ^ | 2007 | Written by Rick Archer

Posted on 07/26/2010 4:02:30 PM PDT by Rebelbase

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To: Rebelbase

Car bogged down, little lady?

I can pull you out.

No credit card? Not a prob.

51 posted on 07/26/2010 5:54:52 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: gleeaikin
My first thought went to pontoon bridges. Why not pontoon roads

A simpler, better solution would be to just pave the road.

52 posted on 07/26/2010 5:59:44 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Psalm 144
Kremlin policies, Kremlin results.

Another obsevation from these photos proves that point. Notice how many of the cars are Russian built? Not many. Most are from Japan with a few European and American cars mixed in.

53 posted on 07/26/2010 6:08:01 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: 1rudeboy

Was a nice Z car !


54 posted on 07/26/2010 6:08:41 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Pan_Yan

Town doesn’t look too bad.


55 posted on 07/26/2010 6:10:52 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Rebelbase
This month Russian government gave a contract to the French to build this:

56 posted on 07/26/2010 6:11:03 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Rebelbase

The next article after the one you posted — on the Bolivian Death Road — is also quite interesting.

thx


57 posted on 07/26/2010 6:13:49 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Nervous Tick
Catch 22. When the town looks nice the roads are impassable mud. When the road is open the town is -45 degrees and looks like this:


58 posted on 07/26/2010 6:14:29 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

>> Catch 22.

Roger.

I’m going to scratch Yakutsk off my list of places to retire, then. :-)


59 posted on 07/26/2010 6:19:49 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Rebelbase
Making things worse, people are afraid to come to the rescue. There is a report of construction teams that were afraid to appear on site when called. It turned out that during their previous visit they were beaten by people who had been stuck in the jam for a few days. So now the cars and trucks are left to fend for themselves.

One solution for both problems. Surely there must be a few of these still around.


60 posted on 07/26/2010 6:24:49 PM PDT by Hugin (Remember the first rule of gunfighting...have a gun..-- Col. Jeff Cooper)
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To: meyer

Even in the 50’s there’s a reason they filmed driver’s ed movies in OH. ;)


61 posted on 07/26/2010 7:01:22 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Rebelbase

It takes a special kind of blonde to drive a 350Z in a place like that.


62 posted on 07/26/2010 9:59:04 PM PDT by sig226 (Bring back Jimmy Carter!!!)
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To: Rebelbase

I miss the sound of a Lada.


63 posted on 07/26/2010 10:10:22 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: Rebelbase

I can only assume that the new concept of “paving” has eluded them.


64 posted on 07/27/2010 5:10:05 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Looks about right. Little do people know that areas like this are made of baby poop and once it gets wet it becomes just that slick.


65 posted on 07/27/2010 6:55:15 AM PDT by CougarGA7
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