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The World's Coolest Manhole Cover Designs [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-2-20 11:28:54 |Display all floors
Mundane by their very nature, manhole covers don't necessarily stand out to us while we walk or drive over them (although sometimes their simplistic appearance leads to interesting urban art). On occasion though, municipalities and even private property owners see the value of using the manhole cover as a unique way to help establish the identity of its surroundings.

Turns out we're not the only ones who are intrigued by the possibilities these underfoot pieces of infrastructure provide: there's even a Flickr pool with over 14,000 entries of manholes from around the world. Below are 24 that caught our attention:
Trondheim, Norway.jpg
Toyota, Japan.jpg
Seoul, South Korea.jpg
Schwenningen, Germany.jpg
Miyazaki, Japan.jpg
McCloud, California.jpg
Lutsk, Ukraine.jpg
Lodz, Poland.jpg
Las Vegas, Nevada.jpg
Kobe, Japan.jpg
Kamakura, Japan.jpg
Hiroshima, Japan.jpg
Helsinki, Finland.jpg
Hakodate, Japan.jpg
Guadalajara, Mexico.jpg
Gdańsk, Poland.jpg
Dublin, Ireland.jpg
Dresden, Germany.jpg
Cologne, Germany.jpg
Charlevoix, Michigan.jpg
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.jpg
Calgary, Alberta.jpg
Braunschweig, Germany.jpg
Bloomington, Indiana.jpg

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Post time 2012-2-21 09:13:18 |Display all floors
That was amazing arts of manhole cover,i love that{:soso_e113:}

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Post time 2012-2-21 18:23:16 |Display all floors
Ahhh, but do you why manhole covers are round?
I'm just here for the money

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jay_dee Post time: 2012-2-21 18:23
Ahhh, but do you why manhole covers are round?

It is because then they dont have corner that can crack and break off

Studies in the 20th Century showed that round steel manhole covers were likely to last twice as long. And average life span of 22 years, compared to 12 years for square or oblong

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