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General Road and Highway Discussion
(Yesterday, 08:42 AM)timio Wrote: Question on Victoria:  it seems as though they poured a concrete slab onto some surface supported by the red structure.  Why would they choose to do this instead of the beam method used on most highway bridges?

The bridges built with slab-on-beams seem to be thicker overall, perhaps they didn't have the height to work with?  I'd imagine that lowering the active highway beneath would have been quite difficult and expensive...
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Oh, and the grading for the new ramp northbound between Victoria and Frederick (off Bruce) is coming along as well:

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Victoria St Bridge Replacement, 2018-10-21 by Kevin T, on Flickr
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(Yesterday, 11:05 AM)KevinT Wrote:
(Yesterday, 08:42 AM)timio Wrote: Question on Victoria:  it seems as though they poured a concrete slab onto some surface supported by the red structure.  Why would they choose to do this instead of the beam method used on most highway bridges?

The bridges built with slab-on-beams seem to be thicker overall, perhaps they didn't have the height to work with?  I'd imagine that lowering the active highway beneath would have been quite difficult and expensive...

Ah, that makes perfect sense - I bet you're exactly on with your guess!

Also, one other traffic note, I couldn't quite figure it out this morning but I think something changed last night during the 8>401 flyover closure. I'm just not sure exactly what it was. Whatever they did, it hasn't seemed to impact traffic flow at all in a negative way, thankfully.
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One would think the space existed to raise Victoria though. Might be a bit tight with Factory Shoes driveway right there, but slopes at 50km can allow for shorter distances to rise.
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(Yesterday, 11:11 AM)KevinT Wrote: Oh, and the grading for the new ramp northbound between Victoria and Frederick (off Bruce) is coming along as well:

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Victoria St Bridge Replacement, 2018-10-21 by Kevin T, on Flickr

Google has been showing that ramp as open all along through this process. It makes directions into Waterloo from the east part of Kitchener very annoying.
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(Yesterday, 01:07 PM)jamincan Wrote: Google has been showing that ramp as open all along through this process. It makes directions into Waterloo from the east part of Kitchener very annoying.

Have you reported it to them? I forget exactly where/how, but there's a control for that somewhere in the web browser version, and probably in the mobile apps too. They aren't always the quickest with that sort of feedback, but it's better than only reporting it here. Smile
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