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7th Mar '16 7:27:09 PM Jhonny
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* Due to various reasons bridges are often the first thing that gets built for new railway construction. This has a bunch of benefits and can help reduce both the time and the cost projects take. However, during the construction phase there will be a bridge that connects to nothing on either side. Now if the construction gets delayed or canceled, the whole thing just looks ridiculous. A particularly egregious example is the high speed rail connection from Leipzig to Nuremberg (part of a new axis cutting journey time on the roughly 600 km from Berlin to Munich to just four hours). While the initial plans were drawn up almost immediately upon reunification in the nineties, it spent years in DevelopmentHell (the tantative opening of the final part is December of ''2017'') and [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geratalbr%C3%BCcke_Ichtershausen two]] [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itztalbr%C3%BCcke_%28Eisenbahn%29 bridges]] were already constructed yet served no visible purpose for almost a decade. The term "Soda-Brücke" was quickly coind for a bridge that is "just there" (einfach so da) without any purpose.

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* Due to various reasons bridges are often the first thing that gets built for new railway construction. This has a bunch of benefits and can help reduce both the time and the cost projects take. However, during the construction phase there will be a bridge that connects to nothing on either side. Now if the construction gets delayed or canceled, the whole thing just looks ridiculous. A particularly egregious example is the high speed rail connection from Leipzig to Nuremberg (part of a new axis cutting journey time on the roughly 600 km from Berlin to Munich to just four hours). While the initial plans were drawn up almost immediately upon reunification in the nineties, it spent years in DevelopmentHell (the tantative tentative opening of the final part is December of ''2017'') and [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geratalbr%C3%BCcke_Ichtershausen two]] [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itztalbr%C3%BCcke_%28Eisenbahn%29 bridges]] were already constructed yet served no visible purpose for almost a decade. The term "Soda-Brücke" was quickly coind for a bridge that is "just there" (einfach so da) without any purpose.
7th Mar '16 7:26:36 PM Jhonny
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* Due to various reasons bridges are often the first thing that gets built for new railway construction. This has a bunch of benefits and can help reduce both the time and the cost projects take. However, during the construction phase there will be a bridge that connects to nothing on either side. Now if the construction gets delayed or canceled, the whole thing just looks ridiculous. A particularly egregious example is the high speed rail connection from Leipzig to Nuremberg (part of a new axis cutting journey time on the roughly 600 km from Berlin to Munich to just four hours). While the initial plans were drawn up almost immediately upon reunification in the nineties, it spent years in DevelopmentHell and [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geratalbr%C3%BCcke_Ichtershausen two]] [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itztalbr%C3%BCcke_%28Eisenbahn%29 bridges]] were already constructed yet served no visible purpose for almost a decade. The term "Soda-Brücke" was quickly coind for a bridge that is "just there" (einfach so da) without any purpose.

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* Due to various reasons bridges are often the first thing that gets built for new railway construction. This has a bunch of benefits and can help reduce both the time and the cost projects take. However, during the construction phase there will be a bridge that connects to nothing on either side. Now if the construction gets delayed or canceled, the whole thing just looks ridiculous. A particularly egregious example is the high speed rail connection from Leipzig to Nuremberg (part of a new axis cutting journey time on the roughly 600 km from Berlin to Munich to just four hours). While the initial plans were drawn up almost immediately upon reunification in the nineties, it spent years in DevelopmentHell (the tantative opening of the final part is December of ''2017'') and [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geratalbr%C3%BCcke_Ichtershausen two]] [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itztalbr%C3%BCcke_%28Eisenbahn%29 bridges]] were already constructed yet served no visible purpose for almost a decade. The term "Soda-Brücke" was quickly coind for a bridge that is "just there" (einfach so da) without any purpose.
7th Mar '16 7:16:43 PM Jhonny
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** The S-Bahn in West-Berlin got another problem. Due to ExactWords in a allied decree from the 1940s saying the ''Deutsche Reichsbahn'' would run the S-Bahn of all West-Berlin and said "Reichsbahn" being ''de facto'' the GDR railway, the East German government ran the West Berlin S-Bahn. Initially this was a great source of hard currency for the GDR, but after the wall was built in 1961 almost all West-Berliners refused to take the S-Bahn because they did not want to give any money to the GDR regime. Naturally the stations deteriorated and half empty trains ran through even emptier stations until in the mid eighties the GDR authorities had had enough and simply gifted the S-Bahn to West-Berlin - who only very reluctantly agreed to take it. You would not know it from the way the stations look today, but for quite some time the S-Bahn was actually better in the East than in the West.
7th Mar '16 7:10:41 PM Jhonny
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*Due to various reasons bridges are often the first thing that gets built for new railway construction. This has a bunch of benefits and can help reduce both the time and the cost projects take. However, during the construction phase there will be a bridge that connects to nothing on either side. Now if the construction gets delayed or canceled, the whole thing just looks ridiculous. A particularly egregious example is the high speed rail connection from Leipzig to Nuremberg (part of a new axis cutting journey time on the roughly 600 km from Berlin to Munich to just four hours). While the initial plans were drawn up almost immediately upon reunification in the nineties, it spent years in DevelopmentHell and [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geratalbr%C3%BCcke_Ichtershausen two]] [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itztalbr%C3%BCcke_%28Eisenbahn%29 bridges]] were already constructed yet served no visible purpose for almost a decade. The term "Soda-Brücke" was quickly coind for a bridge that is "just there" (einfach so da) without any purpose.
29th Jan '16 12:18:12 PM Shadowfury333
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** Lougheed Town Center station of [[StargateCity Vancouver's]] [=SkyTrain=] had a third platform and a series of switching tracks built for the Evergreen line.

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** Lougheed Town Center station of [[StargateCity Vancouver's]] [=SkyTrain=] had a third platform and a series of switching tracks built for the Evergreen line. However, the Evergreen line is finally set to be completed in 2016.
24th Jan '16 12:21:23 AM crazyrabbits
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** DummiedOut/SonicTheHedgehog

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** DummiedOut/SonicTheHedgehog''DummiedOut/SonicTheHedgehog''



** DummiedOut/MassEffect

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** DummiedOut/MassEffect''DummiedOut/{{Fallout}}''
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10th Jan '16 9:04:54 PM dmcreif
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***Also on the Blue Line, one will notice that when the tracks curve from Lake Street to Milwaukee Avenue, the tunnel bores continue west, albeit with no track of any kind on them, which were intended for a future subway under Lake Street that never saw the light of day.



* Tampa International Airport is supposed to have six airside terminals; however, Airside D was demolished in the mid-2000s and never rebuilt. Since the airside terminals connect to the main terminal via tram lines, this led to there being an elevated tram line that [[https://maps.google.com/?ll=27.981981,-82.535756&spn=0.006708,0.013078&t=h&z=19 abruptly dead-ends into nothing]].

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* Tampa International Airport is supposed to have six airside terminals; however, Airside D was demolished in the mid-2000s and never rebuilt. Since the airside terminals connect to the main terminal via tram lines, lines (a similar configuration is used at Orlando International Airport), this led to there being an elevated tram line that [[https://maps.google.com/?ll=27.981981,-82.535756&spn=0.006708,0.013078&t=h&z=19 abruptly dead-ends into nothing]].



* The Aerotrain peoplemover at Washington Dulles International Airport was built with future renovations to the airport's terminals in mind. It is proposed that Concourses C and D will be replaced with new concourses, and thus the station for Concourse C on the Aerotrain is located where the future concourse is to be built. However, since the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority has not been able to get the new concourse building off the ground, an underground walkway was built between the Aerotrain station at Concourse C and the existing Concourse C.

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* The Aerotrain peoplemover at Washington Dulles International Airport was built with future renovations to the airport's terminals in mind. It is proposed that Concourses C and D will be replaced with new concourses, and thus the station for Concourse C on the Aerotrain is located where the future concourse is to be built. However, since the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority has not been able to get the new concourse building off the ground, an underground walkway was built between the Aerotrain station at Concourse C and the existing Concourse C. And there are escalators to nowhere in the station that was built.



** The Diet Coke and Mentos volcano that serves as her base [[spoiler: and where the climax is set]] was also dummied out, though legitimately. It contains an incomplete track and the only access is through a wall. That's why no one looks for her there; as far as they're concerned, since it's not complete, it doesn't exist.

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** The Diet Coke and Mentos volcano that Cola Mountain serves as her base [[spoiler: and where the climax is set]] was also dummied out, though legitimately. It contains an incomplete track and the only access is through a wall. That's why no one looks for her there; as far as they're concerned, since it's not complete, it doesn't exist.
8th Jan '16 9:40:06 AM TheLyniezian
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** The Berlin U-Bahn and S-Bahn got subjected to this trope during the Cold War when the city was divided into east and west. Whilst most lines running east-west were siply closed or terminated at the Wall, a few lines connecing parts of West Berlin unavoidably passed through East Berlin. As a result and to prevent defections, public access to stations along these routes were blocked off and both stations and lines removed from East German maps, whilst from the Western POV trains simply did not stop at the now-disused stations. Their dim lighting and the sight of border guards peering out was what first gave rise to the nickname "ghost stations", a full list of which can be found on TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_station#List_of_all_Berlin_ghost_stations here]].

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** * The Berlin U-Bahn and S-Bahn got subjected to this trope during the Cold War when the city was divided into east and west. Whilst most lines running east-west were siply simply closed or terminated at the Wall, a few lines connecing connecting parts of West Berlin unavoidably passed through East Berlin. As a result and to prevent defections, public access to stations along these routes were blocked off and both stations and lines removed from East German maps, whilst from the Western POV trains simply did not stop at the now-disused stations. Their dim lighting and the sight of border guards peering out was what first gave rise to the nickname "ghost stations", a full list of which can be found on TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_station#List_of_all_Berlin_ghost_stations here]].
8th Jan '16 9:35:45 AM TheLyniezian
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* The Berlin U-Bahn and S-Bahn got subjected to this trope during the Cold War when the city was divided into east and west. Whilst most lines running east-west were siply closed or terminated at the Wall, a few lines connecing parts of West Berlin unavoidably passed through East Berlin. As a result and to prevent defections, public access to stations along these routes were blocked off and both stations and lines removed from East German maps, whilst from the Western POV trains simply did not stop at the now-disused stations. Their dim lighting and the sight of border guards peering out gave rise to the nickname "ghost staions", a full list of which can be found on TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_station#List_of_all_Berlin_ghost_stations here]].

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* ** The Berlin U-Bahn and S-Bahn got subjected to this trope during the Cold War when the city was divided into east and west. Whilst most lines running east-west were siply closed or terminated at the Wall, a few lines connecing parts of West Berlin unavoidably passed through East Berlin. As a result and to prevent defections, public access to stations along these routes were blocked off and both stations and lines removed from East German maps, whilst from the Western POV trains simply did not stop at the now-disused stations. Their dim lighting and the sight of border guards peering out was what first gave rise to the nickname "ghost staions", stations", a full list of which can be found on TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_station#List_of_all_Berlin_ghost_stations here]].
29th Dec '15 3:35:58 PM bwburke94
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* Using the "view source" button on some pages here at ''Wiki/TVTropes'' Wiki/TVTropes will reveal commented-out lines in the wiki markup (lines which begin with [=%%=] are comments). At times, these may include examples that were DummiedOut because they didn't meet the Wiki standards (such as {{Zero Content Example}}s), but weren't completely removed in hopes that some troper, someday, would save them.
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