Hi, I’m Manu.

I used to have a blog a couple of years ago. I have to admit that I missed it a little, so I decided to go back at it in 2014. I write about a bunch of different topics.

Why “plothole.net”? As defined on wikipedia,

a plot hole, or plothole is a gap or inconsistency in a storyline that goes against the flow of logic established by the story’s plot, or constitutes a blatant omission of relevant information regarding the plot, sometimes even contradicting itself. These include such things as unlikely behaviour or actions of characters, illogical or impossible events, events happening for no apparent reason, or, statements or events that contradict earlier events in the storyline.

This definition suits my life pretty well.

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And last but not least, here is my resume.

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The other day, while riding to the freestyle park Allmend, I noticed this abruptly ending piece of bridge.

It turns out it’s the remainder of a decades long political battle.

Die A1 aus Westen sollte dem linken Ufer der Limmat flussaufwärts folgen, die A3 von Süden auf Stelzen über der Sihl bis zum Hauptbahnhof führen und dort mit einem Viadukt die Perronhalle überqueren. Im Bereich der Badeanstalt Oberer Letten wollte man die drei Nationalstrassen mit einem Verkehrsdreieck verbinden. Source NZZ

That’s one crazy project. No wonder it has never been completed. Imagine a highway bridge over the gigantic Zürich HB! The article then mentions an alternative project that was also aborted. There is an unused segment of highway tunnel under the Zürich HB. It was recently used for the construction of another huge project, the Durchmesserlinie. Oh, and part of the Durchmesserlinie project is the Letzigrabenbrücke, the (future) longest railway bridge of Switzerland.

How amazing is that? I love these stories.