A dedication ceremony was held for the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) in the south-central region of Singapore. Josephine Teo, in her capacity as Singapore’s senior minister of state at the Ministry of Transport, officially inaugurated the new expressway. Others on hand for the ceremony included Goh Chok Tong, who had served as Singapore’s second prime... Continue Reading →

Two new stations serving Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway (MTR) network were officially opened to the public early in the morning. The stations were built in a hilly region of the Western District of Hong Kong Island.  One of these facilities, Kennedy Town Station, is located in the Kennedy Town community on the northwestern end... Continue Reading →

French civil engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, who achieved international renown for creating the landmark tower bearing his name but also carved out a substantive legacy in transportation, died in Paris at the age of 91. He was listening to Beethoven’s 5th Symphony at the time. “Although Eiffel was known to America principally for the tower... Continue Reading →

In Australia, the original Como Rail Bridge was opened in the colony (now state) of New South Wales. The bridge made its debut on Boxing Day – a holiday celebrated the day after Christmas in several regions throughout the world, including Australia – and crosses the Georges River between the Sydney suburbs of Oatley and... Continue Reading →

In southeast France, Emil Jellinek took delivery of a pioneering type of automobile at a railway station in the city of Nice. The German-born Jellinek was a longtime Vienna native who first lived in Nice as an Austrian diplomat. After his diplomatic career came to an end, Jellinek continued to spend a great deal of... Continue Reading →

On New Zealand’s North Island, a new vehicular bridge spanning the Waikato River was opened. Victoria Bridge serves as a link between the town of Cambridge and a community that is now known as Leamington. Plans for a bridge at that location had been under development for several years. New Zealand surveyor and engineer James... Continue Reading →

Swedish sailing pioneer Dagmar Mörner Salén died in Stockholm at the age of 79. She was born into Swedish nobility in 1901 in the city of Örebro. In 1931, she married Sven Salén (1890-1969). Along with being a highly regarded songwriter, he was a businessman who founded and operated the shipbuilding firm Salén Lines (part... Continue Reading →

Anand Vihar Terminal railway station was officially opened in India’s National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). The station is specifically located in the Anand Vihar neighborhood of the NCT district known as East Delhi. The facility, which is under the administrative control of the Delhi Division of the Northern Railway zone of the state-owned Indian... Continue Reading →

The M6 motorway was fully opened in the Republic of Ireland. This road, combined with the M4 motorway, serves as a key connection between the cities of Dublin and Galway. (Motorways constitute the highest category of roads in Ireland; the designation for these routes begins with the letter M and may include up to three... Continue Reading →

In Western Asia, a major part of the current Al Garhoud Bridge in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) city of Dubai was opened to vehicle traffic. The bridge, which crosses Dubai Creek, connects the communities of Deira and Sharjah in the eastern region of Dubai with the district of Bur Dubai on the city’s western... Continue Reading →

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