ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska's newest bridge is aimed at relieving a traffic jam between people and brown bears. The National Park Service has completed a $5.6 million elevated bridge and boardwalk across the Brooks River in Katmai National Park and Preserve that replaces a river-level bridge often closed to human traffic because it was occupied by brown bears. Bears catching salmon are a huge draw for the Alaska Peninsula park. The park service estimates 2,200 brown bears inhabit the park. A popular venue is Brooks Camp, where the park has three bear-viewing platforms. Visitors must cross the river to reach all three platforms. Park Service spokeswoman Karen Garthwait says the old bridge frequently closed when there was a "bear jam." The Park Service plans a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the bridge on June 29. … [Read more...] about New Alaska park bridge aimed at limiting bear encounters
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Home Travel Kayak Near the Brooklyn Bridge for FREE!Kayak Near the Brooklyn Bridge for FREE! June 12, 2019 by Your Mileage May Vary Sometimes you get free stuff in places and it’s nice, but really no big deal. A 1/2″ piece of fudge at every touristy fudge store in the country. A cheap Christmas ornament (with every $50 purchase). You know what I mean. But then every once in a while you get something really cool for no cost at all! Like go kayaking near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Yes, FREE in NYC! What Are the Dets? Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse has been providing free kayaking on the East River since 2010 and over the years their program has grown from a couple of boats and a single day program to over 7,000 paddlers over the course of the 2018 summer season. Besides regular kayaking, they also offer kayak polo games every week; they’re the only organization in the NY-NJ-CT tri-state area that offers that for free. Free kayaking is … [Read more...] about Kayak Near the Brooklyn Bridge for FREE!
The Hanoitimes - From now on, each visit to the iconic Japanese pagoda in Hoi An ancient town will admit a maximum of 20 persons. Hoi An has built a plan for limit on the number of visitors touring the Chua Cau, or Bridge pagoda, a symbol of Hoi An ancient town, Quang Nam province, VnExpress reported, citing the Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Kieu Cu on May 15. Bridge pagoda. According to Kieu Cu, there will be a maximum of 20 persons allowed to be on the bridge at a time to save this iconic destination from possible collapse. “Hoi An city will arrange the visits to avoid large queue and long wait for tourists,” said Kieu Cu. Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Kieu Cu also said that scientists and experts from Vietnam and abroad have discussed many ways to protect Bridge pagoda, but those solutions have not been approved yet. Several experts have said dismantling and rebuilding the bridge is the best way to save it, but local authorities … [Read more...] about Hoi An approves plan to limit visitors at Bridge pagoda
Video PUBLISHED: 10:43 13 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:51 13 March 2019 Jason Noble Local democracy reporter Grafton Way is one of the Ipswich roads to be congested when the Orwell Bridge closes. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN This morning’s closure of the Orwell Bridge has prompted fresh questions about what can be done to stop the gridlock which builds up around Ipswich as traffic diverts off the bridge and into the town. Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has said that the present situation is “not good enough” and “can’t continue like this”.In January last year Ipswich Central said the town’s economy had suffered a £1million hit during one day of closure, while the bumper-to-bumper traffic and journey times of two hours for just a handful of miles are regular occurrences during bridge closures.Highways England has been working with police, Suffolk County Council highways and other key partners to assess some of the … [Read more...] about What can be done over Orwell Bridge closures and how likely are these measures?
Video PUBLISHED: 05:30 24 February 2019 | UPDATED: 08:21 24 February 2019 Suffolk's police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore expressed his shock at the number of speeders caught on the A14 and A12 in 2018 Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant Drivers may finally be getting the message, Suffolk’s crime chief has said as the number of motorists snapped speeding on the Orwell Bridge plunged to a three-year low. The number of people caught speeding over the A14 Orwell Bridge fell to a three-year low in January 2019 Picture: LUCY TAYLORJust over 150 people were clocked exceeding the 60mph limit last month – the lowest ever figure for January.In the same month last year 200 were caught even with one of the cameras being broken, and in January 2017 297 were snapped speeding.Fixed cameras went live on the bridge in July 2016, and since then almost 14,000 drivers have been caught speeding. Last year, the number remained constant despite one of the westbound cameras being … [Read more...] about People are still breaking the speed limit on the Orwell Bridge