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Wadcutter

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Posted: 07/23/20 09:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

enblethen wrote:

The tunnels are curved on the top. Height at fog line which is the low point,
For some of the rigs I would also concerned about width.

Fog Line? What fog line? Have you been there? There are no fog lines at the tunnels on Needles.
Most of the tunnels are squared at the top. Granted, a few have some varying heights due to the formation of the rocks but what was cut thru by man is squared.


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Posted: 07/23/20 10:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you are not aware, fog line is the edge of the normal lane of travel. It is not always a strip on the road!


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enblethen wrote:

If you are not aware, fog line is the edge of the normal lane of travel. It is not always a strip on the road!

I am very aware what a fog line is. More so than you obviously are aware. In my career I measured a lot of roadways and diagrammed a lot of crashes where fog lines are included.
Just to clarify since it seems you aren't totally aware what a fog line is it's not the center stripe on the road. Not always, not ever.
So have you been thru the tunnels on the Needles Highway? Where did you see these fog lines? Same place you seen the angled tunnels?

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Wadcutter wrote:

enblethen wrote:

If you are not aware, fog line is the edge of the normal lane of travel. It is not always a strip on the road!

I am very aware what a fog line is. More so than you obviously are aware. In my career I measured a lot of roadways and diagrammed a lot of crashes where fog lines are included.
Just to clarify since it seems you aren't totally aware what a fog line is it's not the center stripe on the road. Not always, not ever.
So have you been thru the tunnels on the Needles Highway? Where did you see these fog lines? Same place you seen the angled tunnels?


Why so confrontational? He never said the stripe went down the center of the road (although he did misspell "stripe").


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Ed_Gee wrote:

enblethen wrote:

Here is a portion of information from one website. Same site has photos showing how the walls taper in toward the top. Needles Highway


Walls do not 'taper' in these tunnels on this road. Here is a view of bus entering from other end. Figure it out for yourselves.:

Best view of Needles highway tunnel situation


This seemed pretty confrontational to me too.

Since you invited us to "figure it out for ourselves", I see a road with no stripes and walls that taper in. Whether they taper or not, they look like they do in the video.

I'm glad you posted a link to that video though. The video speaks for itself and obviates any need for arguing over fog lines or tapering.

Here's a link to the video again. I think it should address any questions anyone might have and it also seems to me to be an argument-ender.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN5VpqMnPUk

* This post was edited 07/23/20 05:40pm by dedmiston *

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We worked in CSP a couple of summers. Watching that bus come through the tunnel is pretty cool, but the bus in the video is the most un-damaged I have ever seen. That driver knows his stuff! The buses from the 07 and 09 were scrapped and gouged from the rocks.

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UPDATE to earlier post: I finished the trip through the Black Hills, including both the Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road. My Class B Airstream Interstate Lounge (Mercedes Sprinter Base) has a height of 9'10" with all the stuff on top (AC, Winegard...)

I easily cleared the height of all tunnels with no problems.

I had no issues with width as sprinters are narrow and easily fit through all the tunnels.

I hope this helps future travelers.

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That's good to hear. I'm glad it all worked out OK.

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