Archive for the ‘Seattle’ Category

How to Replace a Highway… F-A-S-T!

Author: robertinseattle

Snoqualmie Pass Map

Snoqualmie Pass is a key road running through the Cascade Mountains along Interstate 90 coming from Eastern Washington by way of Idaho. It’s a really important road that’s critical to all kinds of goods to and from Seattle. When this highway gets covered in a major snowstorm, they get it cleared as quickly as possible, sometimes going so far as to blast some of the ice and snow down from the mountains just to avoid snowslides on to the road. So when they had to finally re-pave this puppy this past May, the DoT had to tear I-90 up and replace it immediately so everyone’s back in business with as little disruption as possible.

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Horse Legs from Seattle

Author: robertinseattle

An idea that started at Kim Graham Studios in Seattle as an art project and started selling beyond their wildest expectations. Just how many horse-people are there out there?

I still have fond memories of the 1964 New York World’s Fair and the Expo 67 held in Montreal. I was too young to have been able to get to the Fair in Seattle in 1962. But AlamedaInfo has posted a large collection of postcards from all three World’s Fairs. I sure miss World’s Fairs.

Another Cool Use for YouTube

Author: robertinseattle

Wow! Just like the cops who ended up posting some surveillance tapes on YouTube to catch some perps, the Washington State Dept. of Transportation recently posted a couple of short 1-minute video clips that simulate what might happen to the SR520 floating bridge in the event of a windstorm or an earthquake. Well worth watching, especially if you live here in the Seattle area.

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Seattle Video with Coldplay Soundtrack

Author: robertinseattle

For all my friends who haven’t visited Seattle yet: