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Fri Dec 7, 2018, 12:56 AM

On Friday this Alaska road collapsed in an earthquake. It's already been fixed

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/05/us/alaska-earthquake-road-repair-trnd/index.html




https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/photos-Anchorage-Alaska-rebuild-roads-repair-13442875.php#prev

Alaska road crews are the envy of folks in the Lower 48 because of their quick repair of a road that was ripped apart by Friday's 7.0-magnitude earthquake.

An off-ramp connecting International Airport Road and Minnesota Drive in Anchorage collapsed in the quake, creating a huge hole that made the unfortunate SUV that fell in look like a toy.

Before and after photos shared on Facebook on Tuesday showed how quickly the repairs were completed. The jagged chucks of broken road are gone, the hole is filled, the road has been repaved and fresh lines have been painted.

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Demovictory9 Friday OP
LeftInTX Friday #1
Control-Z Friday #2
greyl Friday #3

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 12:59 AM

1. I wonder if their climate makes the roads more vulnernable to breakage?

The road damage was more than I expected from a 7.0 magnitude.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 01:10 AM

2. 7.0 is huge!

I would have expected more damage, to be honest.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 01:12 AM

3. The asphalt is laid on top of manufactured mounds of dirt.

All the dramatic photos I've seen of collapsed roads in the latest Alaska quake were bridges, exit ramps, and on ramps of recently built highways, just like in this OP. It's not really like the surface of the Earth that had been there for a hundred years opened up, at least in these photos.

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