Totally weird (melting street)

 

Open Google Earth.

Enter: 33.97513, -118.23457

Zoom in and notice that the street seems to be "melting" into a trench. Keep zooming in until you drop into "Street View", into the trench.

If you move forward, the view jumps up and down as it crosses the pipes (or pillers).

Bing maps does not do this. it shows it as Railroad or commuter train tracks.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

That is a little "Weird"

It looks like you would drop straight down if you were to take the side street across the trench. Wouldn't want to have to drive across that street.

Try Bing Maps Birds Eye View

It's a below-ground set of 3 train tracks, like a subway.

I couldn't get Bing to accept coordinates but was successful using the address of:
2095 East Florence Avenue, Huntington Park, California

Very weird!

Very weird!

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~Jim~ Nuvi-660, & Nuvi-680

-Weird indeed-

-Weird indeed-

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nightrider --Nuvi's 660 & 680--

Incredibly interesting.

Incredibly interesting. Wonder what a good explanation for this would be.

Fred

Wierd

Yes this is a wierd thing.

metricman wrote:

Open Google Earth.

Enter: 33.97513, -118.23457

Zoom in and notice that the street seems to be "melting" into a trench. Keep zooming in until you drop into "Street View", into the trench.

If you move forward, the view jumps up and down as it crosses the pipes (or pillers).

Bing maps does not do this. it shows it as Railroad or commuter train tracks.

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Legs

How and why...

metricman wrote:

Open Google Earth.

Enter: 33.97513, -118.23457

Zoom in and notice that the street seems to be "melting" into a trench. Keep zooming in until you drop into "Street View", into the trench.

did you stumble on it?

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"Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again, just for tonight."

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detour!

hmmmm that's right near me.....i can tell just by looking at the coordinates....little bit west of me....little bit north...wow better check this out so i know to detour that spot wink

blah

o btw, thjats actually Metrolink and/or Amtrack tracks that its melting into

Very Odd

That is way cool.

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Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

Kinda sorta

jmkthird wrote:

did you stumble on it?

Yes, I was looking for the BofA branch at 2100 E. Florence Avenue, Walnut Park CA 90255

It's right next to the tracks.

Pan north, up the tracks, to the train yard, and then check out some of the bridges to the East. They all "Sag".

I think Google was trying to get 3D views or something and it failed.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Crazy.

That is really cool.

Normal

It looks normal in the regular Google Maps. Will look at it in Google Earth

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)