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RE: Update: CSX train derailment

  • From: Roeland Meyer
  • Date: Sat Jul 21 21:36:18 2001

> From: up@3.am [mailto:up@3.am]
> Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2001 9:50 AM
> 
> On Sat, 21 Jul 2001, Randy Bush wrote:
> 
> > > I would think that if fiber can be run across oceans 
> without using tunnels
> > > or bridges, that it could be run across some rivers much 
> the same way, no?
> > 
> > the biggest exposure to cut for wet fiber is shallow water. 
>  anchors,
> > idiots, ...
> 
> Yes, I can see that; but I imagine you could handle this much the way
> fiber is handled near the shoreline.  Bury it a few feet 
> under the mud or sand.

Not trivial when erosion makes huge changes in river beds. Please plot
changes in the lower Mississippi River for the past 200 years. Note the,
sometimes, seasonal changes. Note also, the regular changes in sand-bar
locations along the entire length of same river. It is definitely a more
chaotic environment than your average seashore.




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