scomargo wrote:This is the highway disaster information website. I recommend bookmarking it.
Guy1983 wrote:tango42 wrote:
According to the site above the 8 will be open in 2022 or it mentions something about the year 2022 the Chinese might not be perfectly translated into the meaning "re-open"
Sweet just 7 more years Really interested to know how long the stretch takes from the connecting point of the 7 & 8 to Taichung
I'm sure its much faster then Foshou farm road/89 or the hehuanshan 12/14 road
The thing I don't get is yes I understand Taiwan closing a road to major traffic such as cars, trucks, you know heavy "vehicles"
because that makes sense, lots of "Vehicles" on a road its lots of weight, force, and risk for saturated unsettled areas to become a landslide danger
What I don't understand is closing the 8 to motorcycles and scooters, they are light, not a huge force and can maneuver smallish areas where there has been a landslide
Although its possible I feel its unlikely motorcycles would be a huge force contributing to a landslide but I could see a vehicle especially a truck being a force
that could contribute to one. Hopefully Taiwan can open the 8 to motorcycles and scooters and wait for 2022 to open it to "Vehicles"
tommy525 wrote:8 is done for
Abacus wrote:tommy525 wrote:8 is done for
I think we all said the same thing about the Alishan railway and it is supposed to open soon in its entirety. I remain doubtful that either the 8 or the 20 will open again but I would not say never.
Guy1983 wrote:I ended up taking the 8 left past the CPC heading towards hehuanshan
Did that route before and it got reallllly high and realllly cold
So I decided to venture the Fushuo farm road that goes into the 89
My impression was WOW! I can't imagine any road in Taiwan being
any more backroadish and dangerous with a current landslide That I drove over
After driving that crazy, but fun and beautiful fushuo road I felt like
There is no reason not to open that highway 8 up since theres NO WAY IN H8LL its any worse
then Fushuo road and most likely much better No one drives the FushuoFarm road/89 because you need
a motorcycle with decent clearance in some areas or 4x4 the 8 is more for everydayers and I'm guessing
they don't feel the 8 is safe enough for everydayers and I'm guessing everyone knows
Fushoufarms Road is just insane and do not attempt to try it so thats why its always open
I got some video of it
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