A plank road is a road composed of wooden planks or puncheon logs. That reduced the cost of road building by up to 85% after its widespread introduction in 1908. However, increased traffic and suburban development rendered the routes unsatisfactory over time, and by the 1950s,
Turnout in the Plank Road, c. 1920s For most of its length, the Plank Road was an 8' wide strip of wood. However, it was necessary to provide turnouts every 1/4 mile to allow passage of vehicles going in opposing directions.
On the road. I wanted to see how Roadie worked, so I asked for a ride-along last month. MacLean said he's delivered a bed, an oversize picture frame and a load of wood planks. Check out a
A 13-year old boy exploring an abandoned building in Los Angeles' Griffith Park fell some 25 feet into the city's sewer system last Sunday when a wooden plank gave way. The boy was saved about 12
A modern movement at that time called for the building of wooden roads, a great improvement in transportation. These planks-boards-were laid over the roadway on log foundations in various lengths, but most were eight feet long.
Deck wars: Synthetics aim to walk all over wood. Share; Tweet Bolstering the rise in deck building, synthetic or not, is a comeback in the housing market since the Great Recession and a surge
Home Construction Mats & Temporary Roads Matrax Strong Plank Road Building Mats Matrax Strong Plank Access Mat Tired of traditional wood mats and steel frame rig mats that are bulky and expensive to transport?
Over 200 companies were chartered by the state to build plank roads and compensation was derived from tolls collected at booths set up on the sections of road each company owned; single horse vehicles were charged one cent per mile and those drawn by two horse were charged double. A cord of wood would plank about 36 linear feet of road. A
Roads Flags should generally be placed as frequently as possible; however, turn on the Building Help (space bar) to ensure that you do not remove useful building sites by placing them badly. Much-used roads will be automatically paved and will become quicker - you have no control over this.