Will they spray those I-Beams green? Or leave like that? What's the steepest you can make a road? I'm trying to think what the steepest road in the city is.
Pardon me if I misunderstood you, but you are suggesting the effectiveness of an off-ramp is entirely dependant on the amount of storage capacity it has?
Here I was thinking that we should be focused on the amount of vehicles that can actually get off of the ramp in a given traffic cycle, oy vey.
This change will have a permanent effect on the eastbound traffic as it backs up to the top of the ramp for this very reason.
It is also a cost saving and not having to close traffic lanes to paint the beams over time. From an environment point of view, having corten on bridges going over water is the best option as it stops having paint flaking off and falling into the water way.Wait, so it'll just stay rusty like that? I think that works well as a design or architecture feature on buildings or sculptures. But underneath a highway wouldn't it give the appearance of poor maintenance? Why not simply paint it orangey-red?
MTO use the bath tub design for a lot of their steel bridges using cortan steel. The new bridges being built over the 400 at this time are precast as well over the 401. They are using steel beams for the new off ramp eastbound for Weston Rd.MTO has done their bridges that way for years now, at least when they use steel and not tensioned concrete. I prefer it.