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Old 01-17-2013, 03:48 PM   #1
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Part of Cherohala Skyway collapses near Tennessee line (closed for months)

more info here,


http://www.grahamstar.com/articles/2...0449359649.txt








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Old 01-17-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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Damn, that sucks.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:03 PM   #3
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And it's still raining. Hopefully it will be ready to go for the spring. I guess now there will be more traffic on the "dirt" Skyway until they get it open.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:04 PM   #4
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Now that is gonna take some fixing!
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:22 PM   #5
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Geotechnical engineering FAIL ...

I hope that the civil engineer responsible for counting on concrete
pilings which were sunk not nearly deep enough into easily eroded soil
is now the night manager at a Wendy's, and that his engineering career
is behind him.

You don't even need to be a civil engineer to take one look at this mess
and know it was a questionable idea to put a road on a steep easily eroded
dirt embankment. Of course some folks don't realize that engineers make mistakes.
For them we have an all expense paid one-way trip on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
( they might want to bring a gas mask, because when batteries burn the smoke is rather
nasty to breathe ).


There is a place south of San Francisco called Devil's Slide. The engineers
finally grasped the futility of trying to maintain the road which passed through that
area and simply closed the road. Some ideas, despite the hubris
of men who want to "leave their mark" on the world, are just plain bad ideas.



By the way, Mr. Dirtysouth, that is the best sig I've ever seen on any forum,
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:49 PM   #6
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Says it's just west of the Stratton Meadows bridge.

I think the Stratton Meadows bridge is what we go under when we run N River Road.

So that means the road is out on the Tellico side of the bridge....FWIW.

Man........ that's a loooong way from nowhere.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:37 PM   #7
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Cherry-Cola Skyway Closed for a few months!!!!!

Dam......

http://www.grahamstar.com/articles/2...0449359649.txt

Sorry.........this is a repost. Did not realize it when I announced it.

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:07 PM   #8
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There is still a way through unless the Forest Service roads get closed too
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:10 PM   #9
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I guess this means that those willing to ride off the pavement can still get through and everyone else is SOL. Lets hope the forest service roads don't get closed too.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:37 AM   #10
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Cherohala Skyway down

http://www.grahamstar.com/articles/2...0449359649.txt

Don't know if this has been posted, but it looks like the Skyway is going to be down for a bit.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by It'sNotTheBike View Post
I hope that the civil engineer responsible for counting on concrete
pilings which were sunk not nearly deep enough into easily eroded soil
is now the night manager at a Wendy's, and that his engineering career
is behind him.

You don't even need to be a civil engineer to take one look at this mess
and know it was a questionable idea to put a road on a steep easily eroded
dirt embankment. Of course some folks don't realize that engineers make mistakes.
For them we have an all expense paid one-way trip on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
( they might want to bring a gas mask, because when batteries burn the smoke is rather
nasty to breathe ).


There is a place south of San Francisco called Devil's Slide. The engineers
finally grasped the futility of trying to maintain the road which passed through that
area and simply closed the road. Some ideas, despite the hubris
of men who want to "leave their mark" on the world, are just plain bad ideas.



By the way, Mr. Dirtysouth, that is the best sig I've ever seen on any forum,
anywhere.


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What piling wall? Are you saying there was a piling wall in place before the slide? We have occurrences like this often on our older roads in WV. I have never seen a failure where a piling wall is in place. Rule number one in a piling wall is the piles are driven to what is called refusal which basically means a hard enough surface that will cause the piles to bend or twist instead of going deeper. Should be a rather quick fix.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:23 PM   #12
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That'll buff out!























Looks passable to me! there's creative ways to get around barricades, no?
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:19 PM   #13
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I just rode that last weekend. Good thing it didn't collapse then because I couldn't see sh!t from all of the fog and rain!
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #14
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Hope FSR81 is passable as we planned to run it in April for the 2nd Annual Sidecars in the Smokies April 25 28

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Old 01-23-2013, 08:06 AM   #15
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From Graham Star Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

"North Carolina transportation officials plan to
open an on-site detour route
around a closed section of
the Cherohala Skyway in
Graham County near the
Tennessee state line by
Monday."
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