THE FLY-OVER: IT UNCLOGS URBAN TRAFFIC IN A HURRY

Fly-overs are light-weight, low-cost, prefabricated steel structures that elevate only one or two lanes over a traffic-choked city intersection but dramatically reduce congestion. By removing 2000 cars per hour from the intersection, fly-overs can make a considerable contribution to reducing gasoline consumption by eliminating stop-and-go driving. The author reports on the excellent progress made in this technology by French, British, and German firms, describes different applications of fly-overs, and presents his recommendations for transfer of this technology to the United States. Other examples of their application in Belgium and Venezuela are detailed, and a typical construction sequence is described.

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  • Accession Number: 00322293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM