turn around freeway ramp in middle east goes wrong way.

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  1. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    i saw some kids the other day watching this thing about a highway on ramp in the middle east that was supposed to be a turnaround on ramp, but instead it positioned the cars facing oncoming traffic.



    here is a poor drawing i did.
    and the arrows are correctly pointing the flow of traffic.
    (edit: wow epic fail, the arrow in the bottom right is wrong. jebus. its changed now.)

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    there is some more on this around the net but i just can't seem to find it.

    hilarious non the less
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If you can get a photo of it, it should probably go to failblog.... :p
     
  3. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832

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    ahh thanks for the resize.
    i knew it was something like t or s.
    thanks though
     
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  5. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832

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    that video is funny but not what happened.



    that semi and every car would have had to make a turn like that to go the correct way
     
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  8. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832

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    i do not think anyone gets this except a few (i didn't at first)
    the bottom drawing is how it is supposed to go,
    the top is how they made it.
    and the flow of traffic from both pics is exactly the same.
    bottom lane going east, top lane going west.
    but in the top drawing the ramp positions the cars facing on coming traffic.

    [​IMG]



    now imagine that video that someone put with the semi truck.
    in this case, the semi trucks turn onto the highway would put him in the correct flow of traffic.
     
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    I assumed the project was completed...
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Everyone gets it, but what's the point? You still haven't linked any actual documentation -- news reports or photographs to verify it. You just keep posting these hand drawings.
     
  12. Queso macrumors G4

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    Can't be, but only because we don't actually make anything these days :p

    However, if you want management consultants or marketing executives you know where to come :D
     
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    Well said.

    To the OP, we definitely "get" your drawings. Please give us a link or video reference.

    As for the video that someone else posted that they found by chance ... that's just crazy.
     
  14. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832

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    ya im sry about not having any real info.

    i remember the video being in Arabic or farseeses (no clue how to spell that) so its a little hard to search for it. which i have. i really want to show you guys this too, so...

    ill ask this one kid, tomorrow
     
  15. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Having worked in construction for a number of years including a bit of highway work, I find it very hard to believe that in the 6 months or more that it would take to build something like this that no one would stop to think about what they are doing.

    I admit that construction workers don't have a reputation for being the sharpest tools in the shed but this scenario would also require the municipality, engineer, and inspector to all miss this glaring problem as well. If the OP did in fact see this video, it must have been a belated April Fools video similar to the Italian spaghetti farmers.
     
  16. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832

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    it was in a news report.
    i forgot to ask this kid were it was but ill try and ask today.
    i know where your coming from about all the people who had to over look this, but the report seemed pretty legit.
     
  17. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    possibly....



    [​IMG]
    :D
     
  18. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832

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    no but funny non the less.
    i asked him today and he said it was on youtube.
    which is a lame answer, and he forgot what the name was.

    i just looked, and kinda got nothing.

    i do not really know what would be a good title to search for.
    i did
    middle east freeway on ramp mess up
    on ramp mess up
    freeway on ramp mess up
    middle east engineering mess up

    didn't really find anything.
    someone please, just try and search for it, i really want to see it again.
    i would search more but i really have to study.

    i will check latter and try
     
  19. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yup. Any person can look at the drawing and see that it's a problem. Probably just a fake news story done for a comedy show.

    And that photo above is probably a photoshop job. They would know something won't line up when they put down the foundation or if they are blind, when they put up the support beams they would know it won't line up. They definitely won't be building to that point shown in that "photo".
     

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