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Ohio River Downtown Crossing Will Open Ahead of Schedule

This is the text of a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC).

America’s Unfair Rules of the Road

At the easternmost edge of Lake Erie, where the lake meets the Niagara River, the Peace Bridge connects the United States and Canada. The two-thirds-of-a-mile-long bridge is one of the busiest border crossings between the two countries, connecting Canada’s Fort Erie with Buffalo, New York. Show More Summary

Hiking to the Bridge to Nowhere

2 days agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

The Bridge to Nowhere hike is a quintessential SoCal trail. The trail criss-crosses the East Fork of the San Gabriel River many times. In the spring, the water can run fast and deep. Sometimes it’s waist high in places, making crossing a wet proposition. Show More Summary

London: The World's Most Fun Place To Be A Pedestrian?

A design competition for a new Thames River crossing suggests that walking around London is about to get really exciting. If recent proposals are anything to go by, London will one day be the world's most fun place to be a pedestrian or a cyclist. Show More Summary

Are Poop-Sniffing Dogs The Key To Saving These Rare Gorillas? 

image via (cc) flickr user rod_waddington It’s estimated there are somewhere between 200-300 Cross River Gorillas left in the world, making them one of the planet’s most endangered primates. The Western Gorilla subspecies, so named for...Show More Summary

I am Soul River - Alaska

Chad Brown from Soul River has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund a cross cultural expedition to educate 20 youth and fourteen veterans from the Portland-metro area and City of Vancouver Parks and Recreation to an Alaskan culture that relies heavily on the natural world and wildlife for sustenance and sustainability. LINK

5 Essential Experiences in Kad?köy, The Asian Side of Istanbul

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

More than two thousand years ago, ancient Greeks built pontoon bridges to cross the Bosphorus River from Europe to Asia. As time progressed, the Asian side of Istanbul grew as a largely residential area, housing roughly one-third of the city's population. Show More Summary

INTERESTING STUFF – 7 February 2015

3 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER Alan Ginocchio who blogs at Some Final Thoughts let me know about the documentary, My Love, Don't Cross That River, that has broken all attendance records in its native country, South Korea. It tells....

Oil Spill In Yellowstone River Very Near Where Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Will Cross

A pipeline burst under the Yellowstone river on Saturday, resulting in a massive oil spill of over 50,000 gallons into the river and making residents extremely concerned about the proposed Keystone pipeline that is set to cross the river in the same city- Glendive, Montana. Show More Summary

Read Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s Acceptance Speech for the duPont Award

Editor’s note: The Root’s editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., was one of 14 recipients Tuesday night of an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for his six-part PBS documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. Here’s his acceptance speech for the award:

Teen Makes Amazing Escape From North Korea To Sweden, Now Fighting Deportation

A 17-year-old boy claims that he crossed a frozen river and crossed two continents by car and rail to escape from North Korea and arrive in Sweden. Unfortunately, he didn’t bring along any documentation, and Swedish authorities suspect he is really from China. Show More Summary

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Receives DuPont Award for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The Root editor-in-chief Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was among some 13 honorees Tuesday night as an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award winner for his PBS series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. The six-part documentary...Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: December 26, 1776: Washington Crosses the Delaware

History.com: [Washington crosses the Delaware](http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-crosses-the-delaware): >During the American Revolution, Patriot General George Washington crosses the Delaware River with 5,400 troops, hoping to surprise a Hessian force celebrating Christmas at their winter quarters in Trenton, New Jersey. Show More Summary

History buffs reenact Washington's Delaware River crossing

The 62nd reenactment, led by John Godzieba as Washington, saw the enthusiasts recreate the December 1776 event in sunnier conditions.

Innovators Travel Light

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust A Buddhist parable tells of a man traveling along a path who approaches a raging river that he wants to cross. All around him lies danger, and safety is on the other side. Show More Summary

Amphibious Army Vehicles Are Working As Taxis In Russia

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

This is literally my childhood dream come true. Ex-army amphibious vehicles are serving as taxis crossing the rivers of St. Petersburg. Read more...

Victoria Arches in Manchester, United Kingdom

Visible from three of the bridges that cross the River Irwell in downtown Manchester, the bricked-up Victoria Arches (otherwise known as the Cathedral Steps) were once a part of a planned industrial strip that would hang over the river, but now they are a crumbling secret of the city's underground. Show More Summary

He’s 98, She’s 89 And Their Love Story Is Edging Hollywood At Korea’s B.O.: Video

South Korean documentary My Love, Don't Cross That River gave Hollywood a run for its money at the local box office this frame — two weeks after its original release. At No. 10 on Rentrak's international chart this week, the heart-warming/tear-jerking film earned an estimated $4.7M this weekend to take its cume to $6.5M. Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: December 11, 1776: Crossing the Delaware (Going the Wrong Way...)

[The History Place](http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/revwar-75.htm): >Washington takes his troops across the Delaware River into Pennsylvania. The next day, over concerns of a possible British attack, the Continental Congress abandons Philadelphia for Baltimore. Show More Summary

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