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  • How Indy covered over the creek in turn one for the Moto GP

    I have a friend who has gone to the F1 races with us at Indy. He also happens to be a Civil Engineer.
    He sent me this linky thing.
    COOOOL!!!

    http://www.contech-cpi.com/bridges/a...tter/Plate/751

    Now it won't overflow anymore!
    ZOOOM
    "Doc, just set them fingers sose I can hold the wheel"
    James Hurtubise, June, 1964

  • #2
    That's very interesting indeed. Any idea what sort of corrosion protection they're providing (if any)? CSPs (steel) typically last 15-20 years in Ontario, but this is aluminum and the salt loading should be considerably lower than Ontario roads would see...
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    • #3
      Originally posted by ZOOOM
      I have a friend who has gone to the F1 races with us at Indy. He also happens to be a Civil Engineer.
      He sent me this linky thing.
      COOOOL!!!

      http://www.contech-cpi.com/bridges/a...tter/Plate/751

      Now it won't overflow anymore!
      ZOOOM
      WOW

      Thats impressive.

      Thanks for the info!
      In loving memory of three of the best!

      -Scott Brayton
      -Tony Renna
      -Dan Wheldon

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      • #4
        Hlep me out. Which driver parked it in Turn ! and went into the creek to cool off when he retired? Never see that again.
        “Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.” -- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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        • #5
          Originally posted by WheelerDealer
          Hlep me out. Which driver parked it in Turn ! and went into the creek to cool off when he retired? Never see that again.
          if by retired you mean done for that particular race ...

          i think that would have gordon johncock. iirc he had a decent lead late in the race when something broke and he just parked it in the grass near the creek. again iirc, AJ won his 4th 500 that day.
          "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."
          - RUSH, Freewill, Permanent Waves (1980)

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          • #6
            So I guess my ashes will flow through that sucker one day.
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            • #7
              When they dug out the creek I wonder if they found a brick or two.

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              • #8
                I was disgusted when they covered the creek. That was part of what made the track special and one-of-a-kind. Whatever...
                i love indycars!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by brickyard1911
                  So I guess my ashes will flow through that sucker one day.
                  Mine too. They will have to trickle down from where the snake pit used to be.
                  It's always been about the Indy 500!
                  I realize I have the right to remain silent, but don't have the ability or enough common sense to do so.:rolleyes:

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                  • #10
                    Especially to Gordon Johncock

                    Originally posted by iloveindycars
                    I was disgusted when they covered the creek. That was part of what made the track special and one-of-a-kind. Whatever...
                    It's always been about the Indy 500!
                    I realize I have the right to remain silent, but don't have the ability or enough common sense to do so.:rolleyes:

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                    • #11
                      Wow

                      TG isn't afraid to spend $ to do things the right way, thats for sure..:tg
                      "I would like to be able to admire a person's opinions as I would their dog - without being expected to take it home with me." ---- Frank A. Clark


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by WheelerDealer
                        Hlep me out. Which driver parked it in Turn ! and went into the creek to cool off when he retired? Never see that again.
                        IIRC, Gordy did something like that after he blew up while leading in '77. I don't think he went all the way in, just dipped a little "cool-off" water.
                        “With the help of God and true friends, I come to realize
                        I still got two strong legs, even wings to fly
                        I ain’t wastin’ time no more...”

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