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Old 12-12-2014, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Washington DC to the middle of the Potomac River
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin --- Ludington, Michigan

Kenosha, Wisconsin --- Douglas, Michigan

Port Stanley, Ontario --- Ashtabula, Ohio
It would take an hour or more to cross these bridges and at 50-70 miles, they would all be 2-3 times longer than the current longest bridges over water in the world. Even the hypothetical Bering Strait crossing would only require two bridges about the same length as the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in NOLA (23 miles).
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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It would take an hour or more to cross these bridges and at 50-70 miles, they would all be 2-3 times longer than the current longest bridges over water in the world. Even the hypothetical Bering Strait crossing would only require two bridges about the same length as the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in NOLA (23 miles).
Was going to say the same thing

Lud-Manty has a ferry already, anyway. There's one that leaves from Milwaukee and hits Muskegon, as well.

Even though it's the narrowest portion of Lake Michigan in terms of middle width, I believe Lud-Manty are still about 60 miles apart. It's about 8 hours city-to-city regardless of whether you do the south route around Lake Michigan or the north route, which makes it a day drive even though a bridge would cut that to an hour...but still, you could stack the 3 longest bridges in this country's history end-to-end and that would about approximate a proposed Lud-Manty bridge. NEVER gonna happen, at least not in any of our lifetimes.
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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at least not in any of our lifetimes.
24 here, don't think its impossible in my lifetime.
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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24 here, don't think its impossible in my lifetime.
24...meaning 24 miles bridge? That's the longest in US history. You're proposing a 60 mile bridge over one of the world's largest fresh bodies of water in order to connect...a couple rural areas.

It will not happen, period. Your proposals were ridiculous, as usual, and look to me like someone in Europe playing around with Google maps.
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:50 PM
 
Location: The City
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think he meant is 24 and young a lot can change and has
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Right, OK, but I said "any of our lifetimes" on purpose factoring in kids who are 20 here. It simply isn't going to happen this century - most likely, it will never happen.
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Who still cares about the environment, today its all about connection.
I hope you were joking..

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Maui, Hawaii --- Molokai, Hawaii

Marco Island, Florida --- Key West, Florida

Two more pointless bridges. The Florida bridge would cut in to the natural beauty of the area and would put a man-made barrier between the Gulf and the Everglades.

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It will not happen, period. Your proposals were ridiculous, as usual, and look to me like someone in Europe playing around with Google maps.
Sadly, I completely agree with you. I wouldn't want any of these outrageous bridges anyway, personally.

Davy, be more realistic!
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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It would take an hour or more to cross these bridges and at 50-70 miles, they would all be 2-3 times longer than the current longest bridges over water in the world. Even the hypothetical Bering Strait crossing would only require two bridges about the same length as the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in NOLA (23 miles).
If you google it, the Bering Straight bridge has been discussed. The bridge is buildable, but there's no point since there is nothing on either side. They'd have to build a (proposed) road to Nome from Anchorage, then a road from Nome to the bridge. Then on the Russian side, something like a 1000 mile road would need to be built. But imagine a world where you could drive from NYC to London, via the Bering Straight?! Stuckey's could do some serious expansion.
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:36 PM
 
Location: The City
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maybe we should annex Cuba and build a bridge from Key West to Cuba
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