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Old 06-08-2010, 10:37 AM   #76
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:06 PM   #77
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You are going to have to live vicariously through Crashmaster.
Just processing through the women that Vinny casts away could be a full-time job
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:21 PM   #78
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Sorry, I can't go down this slippery slope with you! You're going to have to live vicariously through Crashmaster.
"Have to"?!

More like, "Get to"!!
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:57 AM   #79
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Laugh Air Photos of the New Highway

Attached are a few photos that I took yesterday of the construction of the new Dgo-Mazatlan highway from a Cessna.


Near El Salto


20 km? SW of El Salto.


40 km? SW of El Salto.




Approaching the Puente Baluarte from the east.


Puente Baluarte near the border of Dgo and Sinaloa. When it's done, it is supposed to be the highest bridge in Latin America?


An access road to the bridge construction site.


Looking North, the ridge is the background is the Espinazo Del Diablo.


Looking south into some serious Barranca country, west of Pueblo Nuevo.


The Cerro Del Mercado iron mine on the northern outskirts of the city of Durango.

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Old 03-21-2011, 11:08 AM   #80
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Hi SR! What a good pics... Nice fly in the Durango Sierra. The Baluarte bridge will be the highest in Latin America from the bottom of the river to the level of the highway in the bridge, and will be the longest in its kind (tighten bridge, I'm not sure if its right "tighten)
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:18 AM   #81
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Hi SR! What a good pics... Nice fly in the Durango Sierra. The Baluarte bridge will be the highest in Latin America from the bottom of the river to the level of the highway in the bridge, and will be the longest in its kind (tighten bridge, I'm not sure if its right "tighten)
Thanks Aaron.

I think "Tension Bridge" is the term? You're the Civil Engineer!

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Old 03-21-2011, 11:25 AM   #82
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A couple weeks ago I went poking around the construction site on the KLR. It think if you wanted to, you could now follow construction access roads for almost the entire length of the highway.

This road construction project is one of the biggest construction sites in the world and it is really intersting to see the hundreds of pieces of heavy equipment and tunnels and bridges in various stages of completion.

Sunday is a good day to go exploring around because the construction is stopped for the day. There are just a few security guards that don't care if you hurt yourself on the construction site or not, just as long as you don't steal any equipment.

I only have a couple cell phone photos. Aaron we should go explore the construction site sometime soon and get some good photos.

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Thanks Aaron.

I think "Tension Bridge" is the term. You're the Civil Engineer!

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Yeah, but I'm a bad english speaker LOL

Maybe, and refeer to wikipedia the type is a cable-stayed bridge, than is a little different than Tension bridge...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable-stayed_bridge

Anyway, I need to back to work before I make a big mistake in some bridge-calculation!!!
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:33 AM   #84
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I only have a couple cell phone photos. Aaron we should go explore the construction site sometime soon and get some good photos.

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Sure Stephen, we can visit that construction road... Maybe I can found some engineers friends there.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:48 AM   #85
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I don't even want to think about how many big mistakes were made at work because someone was distracted by this website. Please please focus on the bridge calculations.

Today is Benito Juarez day. Are you working? I am on a gringo schedule and am the only one in the office.
Yeah, we're in the office... The bridge calculations was a joke, we're making some bidding (licitaciones or concursos) to get more road construction work with SCT and we have to finish all this to thursday.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:17 AM   #86
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There are just a few security guards that don't care if you hurt yourself on the construction site or not, just as long as you don't steal any equipment.
Sigh. I miss life outside the padded cell.

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I'll be doing this road in two weeks. In the daytime Can anybody recommend a good hotel in Durango
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:30 PM   #88
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Hotel Posada

I stayed there last week with my wife, and they have secure parking as described.

I left my Cowon D2 mp3 player there by mistake, and couldn't remember the name until I saw this post.

Anyone in Durango care to call them and ask them for it. I know I left it there.

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Old 03-22-2011, 06:03 PM   #89
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Wrong Hotel

Ok, I blew it,

the hotel name sounded the same, and they have secure bike parking too, but apparently, not the right place.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:46 PM   #90
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Depending on your budget. I typically recommend the Hotel Bugambilias on 5 de Febrero 418 Ote. It is about 300 pesos a night and has a great parking situation. However it is a solid 10 blocks east of the Centro.

I also like the hotel Posada San Jorge. http://www.hotelposadasanjorge.com.mx/main.htm
I think it is about 600 pesos a night. The parking there is about a half a block to the south and off site but reasonably safe safe. The the building and location are excellent.

On the high end, the hotel Gobernador is a nice 4 star hotel with everything including a good resturant for breakfast. I think it is probably over 1200 pesos a night.

Give me a shout if you want to meet up for a taco.

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Hey SR, thanks for the info. I'll send you PM when I'm gettin close and we could meet for a taco
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