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    Relics Of A Bygone Network? by James Marland
    Published on January 23, 2014
    In the U.S., in the early years of air travel across the country, the Postal Service literally developed a ground-based navigation system by creating cement arrows across the country.   They leased land and paid civilians to keep them lit…
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    Building A Bridge From Both Sides by James Marland
    Published on March 28, 2014
    Since the dawn of time, we’ve been building bridges.  Their construction and geometry varies widely in terms of span, material, form and placement. But whether as rudimentary as a fallen log across a stream, or…

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