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14 November 2008

PizzaQ! Been here? Done that? [Part 2] * now with a HINT!!! and PRETTY PONIES!!!

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2 Comments:

Anonymous patthebrückenbauer said ...

Now Vleeptron made me look at bridges a lot.

I am opting for this one, it is in your part of the world and I could almost bet you have passed that bridge at least once: cost for a bike and a ute would be 12.50

http://www.baybridge.com/index.php

Friday, 14 November, 2008

Blogger Vleeptron Dude said ...

Ah, beautiful! The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel! A few hours drive east from my old teenage stomping grounds, and I've had the thrill of going across/through it maybe twice.

I might have driven it more, it truly is even more beautiful than it looks like in a photo, but it has two little problems.


The weather is real nasty there -- storms coming in from the Atlantic -- and every few years a huge ship or barge smashes into a foundation of the bridge and renders the whole thing Kaput for the next few months. Or the next few years.

BRIDGE/TUNNEL CLOSED
FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS

DETOUR TO
ALTERNATE ROUTE -->

The other trouble with the CBBT is that it connects a pretty busy zone of coastal Virginia cities with an area of Maryland, Virginia and Delaware which has Nothing -- seashore wilderness, summer beach resorts, the DelMarVa Peninsula, most famous for its herd of wild ponies on Assateague/Chincoteague Islands. [See top image.]

But very few all-year-round people.
So after they built this engineering marvel, very few people used it, very few of the pricey tolls were collected. The toll-takers got a lot of sleep in the toll booths.

So they soon stopped fixing the bridge accidents quickly, they couldn't afford it.

It was America's first "Bridge To Nowhere."


And now the Bad News: Wrong Bridge. No Pizza.

Okay, so here's a HINT. The Vleeptron Ministry of Linear Unit Conversion (VMLUC) will re-write the PizzaQ:
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What is its name? Where is it? (I need the "where" sorta within 16.09344 kilometers -- you got to get me close enough so there'd be roadsigns for it.)

2 comments:

patzdosuiza said...

Oh Chino Ponies. First I thought they were part of the hint.....but then again they are not

You ever heard of that bridge in Italy that would connect tha main land with Sicily ? Dream project by the Berlusconi govt, but was scrapped due to cost. Now that was a BIG bridge....

How about Lisboa ? Despictableteacher is still hanging round here, she should know this one
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasco_da_Gama_Bridge

Toll fare is 2 quid. Not bad for that length...

Vleeptron Dude said...

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THIS PIZZAQ CONTINUED
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NO PIZZA YET

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