1. KorbenDallas

    Yukon Dempster Highway: exists or not?

    The Dempster Highway, also referred to as Yukon Highway 5 and Northwest Territories Highway 8, is a highway in Canada that connects the Klondike Highway in Yukon to Inuvik, Northwest Territories on the Mackenzie River delta. The highway crosses the Peel River and the Mackenzie Rivers using a...
  2. KorbenDallas

    1886 Minnesota: Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway

    This is allegedly 1886 Minnesota. What do you think about this curving viaduct bridge, and the rest of the scenery? I think the image pertains to 1886, but they seem to insist here, that it is 1872. 1886 is mentioned on the engraving twice. There are some amazing details, when you download the...
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    Roman Roads: what were they used for?

    I was researching for an article about the Parthenon and got distracted by the images of some of the Ancient Roman roads. I do not believe these roads are anywhere close to being some 2,000 years old, but this is not the point of this tiny article. I'm not sure we fully understand what type of...
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    19th century: Russian Cast Iron Road

    We have this cast iron road surface which was allegedly installed in the Russian city of Kronstadt around 1858. "Cast iron laces" Kronstadt pavements Why do you think such an interesting "paving" solution was chosen in the mid-19th century, and do we have anything similar anywhere else?