Can You Name That Highway?

March 25, 2009 at 4:35 pm 4 comments


By Matt Barcus
President, Precision Executive Search
Managing Partner, A/E/P Central, LLC, home of CivilEngineeringCentral.com

My father and grandfather were chemical engineers, my younger brother studied civil engineering, my older sister scored over 1400 on her SAT’s.  Apparently that “smart” gene, along with the gene that provides a full head of hair, managed to bypass me.   Though I never even had the chance to be an engineer, I have always been fascinated with the final products that are churned out by architects, engineers and construction professionals.  I remember a couple of years ago when we were developing the website for Precision Executive Search and I was in search of some cool aerial photos of some crazy interchanges.  We ended up going with photos of bridges to go along with our tag line of “Bridging The Gap,”  but we found some pretty amazing photos that we ended up not using.   Besides my intrigue with long span bridges, highway tunnels, elevated highways and uniquely designed and structurally sound buildings, I am even more fascinated with the design and construction of the interchanges that can be found in some of the most traveled areas across the globe.  What our audience of civil engineering professionals is capable of accomplishing is nothing short of amazing to me.  

So, after perusing  the Internet I came across some cool videos (accompanied by music, so turn down your speakers if you are in cube world)  that blast through some of the craziest highways and interchanges around the globe.  I began to wonder,

Who within our blogosphere could identify some of these interchanges?


 Maybe you designed or built one of them, maybe you proposed or bid on one of them,  maybe you attended a conference where it was profiled, or, maybe you hit it up every day on your way to work.  Whatever the case may be, I would like to challenge you to….

 

NAME THAT INTERCHANGE!!

 

Thanks for participating…we look forward to your responses!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Niranjan Desai  |  February 15, 2011 at 3:18 am

    I almost immediately realized viewing part 2 video, that this is Toronto, Canada airport. From aerial view, it may seem crazy, but driving down there is easy. Signs posted are really very good. If you do mistake, you can come back, without exiting the loop.

    Reply
  • 2. John Poole  |  March 30, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Great story. I love video added to blogs. I’m certainly inspired.

    I’d have a tough time driving on the those interchanges let along build them.

    Reply
  • 3. Brad Archer  |  March 27, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    some of these look like a job for “Crash-Test Dummy- Man…feeling adventurous? Sit down, strap in and shut up…..

    Reply
  • 4. matt  |  March 26, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

    Reply

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