30
Mar

2011

How To Get A Truck To The Top Of A Mountain

Post by Steven Dale

Hint:

You don't...

...necessarily need...

...roads



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Comments

  1. i wonder if the driver gets to stay in the truck cabin!
  2. Where is this?
  3. @Chip Nant de Drance in the Swiss Canton of Valais http://bit.ly/felMpF BTW: The GVW of these is 33,000 kg
  4. A hybrid gondola system (per the Sochi announcement) that carries cars and gondolas may be competitive to bridges. This is a variation of transporter bridges (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transporter_bridge ) but has the advantage of being continuously bi-directional. While the obvious application is over topographical barriers (rivers, etc), it may also be applicable in urban settings. Highway overpasses are very expense and for lower volume roads, a hybrid gondola system may be cost effective. Good integration with cars is often a success criteria for public transit (witness the large parking lots at suburban subway stations). This hybrid application may justify systems that don't otherwise make sense as a pure passenger system.
  5. The 80s child in me just couldn't resist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BPxF1mLYFM
  6. Guessing this is a one way trip but COOL
  7. The good old swiss, inventive people. Used to stay in Zweisimmen for winter holidays every year