Category Archives: Land

Snow in Every State but Florida

End of the Nor’easter snow totals: Wilmington, VT: 36.0″ Savoy, MA: 34.5″ North Haven, CT: 29.5″ Woodford, VT: 26.0″ Concord, NH: 22.0″ Port Millerton, NY: 21.8″ West Glocester, RI: 21.2″ Advertisements

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Extruded Concrete Bridge Deck as the New American Cathedral

The Belleair Bridge is one of the first to continuously extrude its deck from the anchorage base, resulting in a very clean bottom, supported by post-modernist gothic arches.

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Wooden phone poles don’t grow to the sky – but metal ones do.

From the phone pole wiki: In 1844, the United States Congress granted Samuel Morse $30,000 to build a 40-mile telegraph line between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C.. Morse began by having a lead-sheathed cable made. After laying seven miles underground, … Continue reading

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End of 2010 Florida Style.

Decade here and gone! Look out for gators in MMXI.

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What to do with siltation in storm water ponds.

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Make a fishing feature for kids (and gators).   One can see from the sandbags under the bridge deck how to dredge, encapsulate, stabilize and plant such an island.    

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Land Ice Melts, Rivers Run to the Sea and Tides Rise.

Floating ice melts and levels are stable. Watch your G & T in the sun. Land supported ice melts, and sea levels rise. The next adjustment to sea level datum will lower your land elevation 14 inches downward. Your height … Continue reading

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