Blow it up
Dig a big ditch
Bury the pipeline and put the road underground
Hate to break it to you but, this is nothing special. The "frozen debris lobes" have a scientific name, Gelifluction Lobes. These form in areas of both stable an unstable permafrost. The only real reason for acceleration might be because its moving down a steep part of the slope. The chances of this taking out the road are very slim since it requires a slope of at least 15-20 degrees to move. The flat sides of the road will eventually stop it. No need for a bridge or wasting millions of dollars to fix something that will not be an issue. Once the lobe reaches the flat part it will spread out into a piedmont type lobe. Any new material coming down the slope will just overlap the first and so on. This is a natural process and trying to stop it is as stupid as referring to climate change as "global warming".
Yep. This is nothing new. Also called 'slumping'. (BTW, the headline in the paper was "Mysterious Moving Blob Threatens Dalton Highway" - really ADN? Could you possibly be any more sensational?)
Uh, sounds more like your garden variety moraine than a "mystery".
Could the “frozen blob” be a new glacier forming that the DBM doesn’t want to admit still exist!??
Global warming, ya know!
My God, this climate change triggered blob is going to kill all the polar bears in Alaska? So the polar bears will all be stuck on little pieces of ice and helplessly float away from land and starve or be crushed by this landslide in their sleep.
Oh the horror!!
“As permafrost shrinks and summers grow longer in the southcentral Brooks Range, researchers wonder: How do you stop an accelerating, landslide-like ocean of mud and splintered tree”
Idiot reporter. I don’t live in Alaska, but I do know that Dalton is nowhere near the Brooks mountain range.
British Columbia has had landslide problems this year. The difference between Canadian news and US news is that they expect this kind of thing to happen.