The Road Zipper: Barrier Transfer Machine

The Barrier Transfer Machine, also known as the Road Zipper, is a heavy vehicle used to transfer concrete lane dividers that are used to relieve traffic congestion during rush hours. In the video below, the Road Zipper re-positioning the new Moveable Median Barrier (MMB) on the Golden Gate Bridge, California.

Skyscraper Built Around Grave in China

A grave disrupts work on a huge building site after a family refused the $160,000Ā as compensationĀ to have it moved. Builders laying the foundation for a massive residential complex in China found they were facing a particularly grave problem after being forced to build around a tomb ThisĀ bizarreĀ incidentĀ reminded me ofĀ elderlyĀ ChineseĀ coupleĀ who refused to allow their homes to… Continue reading Skyscraper Built Around Grave in China

A House in the Middle of the Road

Well, that’s quite a story!!Ā An elderlyĀ ChineseĀ couple who refused to sell their home in Wenling, China, now lives in the middle of a road which the local government built and paved over their former village. They say that compensation offered is not enough to cover rebuilding costs.Ā And their house is the only building left standing on… Continue reading A House in the Middle of the Road