Shipping Big Iron & Rail Right-Of-Way Abandonment

From: Bill Bradford <>
Date: Wed Mar 6 01:33:16 2002

On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 01:25:16AM -0500, John Chris Wren wrote:
> I indirectly have a project that involves state highway systems. The
> Eisenhower interstate system has a rule that 1 out of every 5 miles of
> interstate must be suitable for landing a military aircraft on (I don't know
> what model. I think this predated the C-130). There are variations in this
> rule, depending on airport locales, proximity to cities and military bases,
> etc. But take a look sometime when you get a little ways out from the city.
> Straight sections of highway, with no bridges, power lines, tall signs, etc.
> That's the 1 in 5 mile section.

Urban legend, sorry.


Bill Bradford
Austin, TX
Received on Wed Mar 06 2002 - 01:33:16 GMT

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