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Japan repair a 30m wide sinkhole in a week!

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:57 am
by Megamixer
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37985927

Wonder how long it would have taken for that to be repaired here in the UK? :shock:

Re: Japan repair a 30m wide sinkhole in a week!

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:00 pm
by Sputryk
Aye, saw this on the news whilst over there these passed few weeks. News was reporting only on the hole appearing even after repair had been completed! I do wonder whether the surrounding buildings were checked for safety as all that water would surely have softened the foundations somewhat? Two days to do that work just doesn't seem way long enough.

Am aware of a sink hole in Manchester that, though being a fraction of the size - but still blocking the road - took around 10 MONTHS to resolve.

Re: Japan repair a 30m wide sinkhole in a week!

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:08 am
by Sel Feena
Amazing stuff, but I wonder just how thorough a job it was, checking all the surrounding buildings etc. Just seems crazy quick

Re: Japan repair a 30m wide sinkhole in a week!

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:49 pm
by Megamixer
For the comparison, there was a small bridge over here in the UK (I forget where) that was washed away by floods this year causing a 20 mile diversion. As far as I know, it still isn't repaired owing to the wonders of planning and logistics :roll:

Really would be nice if people could just do things and immediately sort it out rather than p1ssing about with red tape!

Re: Japan repair a 30m wide sinkhole in a week!

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:07 pm
by DPrinny
I think its less of a red tape job, more of a gaffa tape job

Re: Japan repair a 30m wide sinkhole in a week!

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:27 pm
by ALK
Not surprised, I heard they had a lot of the roads that were hugely damaged by the earthquakes and Tsunami years ago got repaired a week later.

Re: Japan repair a 30m wide sinkhole in a week!

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:24 pm
by playzooki
Megamixer wrote:For the comparison, there was a small bridge over here in the UK (I forget where) that was washed away by floods this year causing a 20 mile diversion. As far as I know, it still isn't repaired owing to the wonders of planning and logistics :roll:

Really would be nice if people could just do things and immediately sort it out rather than p1ssing about with red tape!
The bridge in tadcaster that collapsed last year still hasn't been repaired (though i think it is grade II listed so that may be why they are taking their time)

Re: Japan repair a 30m wide sinkhole in a week!

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:03 am
by Treguard
playzooki wrote:
Megamixer wrote:For the comparison, there was a small bridge over here in the UK (I forget where) that was washed away by floods this year causing a 20 mile diversion. As far as I know, it still isn't repaired owing to the wonders of planning and logistics :roll:

Really would be nice if people could just do things and immediately sort it out rather than p1ssing about with red tape!
The bridge in tadcaster that collapsed last year still hasn't been repaired (though i think it is grade II listed so that may be why they are taking their time)
It's also to do with the fact that Sam Smith (of Sam Smith's breweries) basically owns most of the property in the town and refused to let the council put up a temporary footbridge while they repaired it as it's technically on his land. And he's miserable miserly old sod.

Re: Japan repair a 30m wide sinkhole in a week!

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:39 am
by Negative Creep
playzooki wrote:
Megamixer wrote:For the comparison, there was a small bridge over here in the UK (I forget where) that was washed away by floods this year causing a 20 mile diversion. As far as I know, it still isn't repaired owing to the wonders of planning and logistics :roll:

Really would be nice if people could just do things and immediately sort it out rather than p1ssing about with red tape!
The bridge in tadcaster that collapsed last year still hasn't been repaired (though i think it is grade II listed so that may be why they are taking their time)


THe M3 motorway "improvement" works seem to have been going on for about half a century now with no apparent progress, aside from a 50mph average speed zone to protect the traffic cones