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Old November 4th, 2007, 08:44 PM   #1
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International border crossings

I was interested by the Austrian photos showing the old border crossing structures between Austria and Italy, and that piqued my interests. What do the borders look like on your freeways/motorways?



This is the well-known San Ysidro crossing. It's where I-5 meets the Mexican border south of San Diego and north of Tijuana. It's not an autopista south of the border, however.



This is the other end of I-5 near Blaine, Washington. I figure Alex von Koenigsburg would get a kick out of this one.



A better view of the actual border line. The two obelisks indicate where the line crosses the roadway.

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The crossing between Laredo and Nuevo Laredo in Texas/Tamaulipas. I've actually crossed this one, but it wasn't in a car, it was on foot!

Post ones you've crossed, ones from your own country, or ones you just like for whatever particular reason
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Old November 4th, 2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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On 25 October, my wife and I went to Vancouver, and she took this picture on WA-539 right before the border crossing.



However, we didn't take picture of "ThinkMetric" sign and the border station itself because it was already too dark.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 09:06 PM   #3
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Danish - Swedish border between Copenhagen and Malmö


German - Danish border between Flensburg and Padborg:


Speed limit sign. You'll see this at almost every European border.


Old border station from the pre-Schengen era on the A1 border Netherlands - Germany


German speed limit sign


French-Belgian border near Lille on E42;


There is some old border station left here. No checks ofcourse.


Newest Dutch-German motorway border crossing. Only a sign here, nothing else. (photo taken during construction, now completed)


Dutch speed limit sign


Belgian-French border on E19


The border station


Old style border checkpoint with a 10km/h limit. No checks for years though.


Luxembourg - German border on the A1


This is the border;


Where it all began;


German Luxembourg border near Schengen.


other direction;


Old border station between Belgium and France near Longwy.


And another tourist visits france


Local border crossing in the urban area of Aachen and Vaals


old speed limit sign.


Local Dutch - German border crossing near Coevorden. The right sign is Dutch, the larger blue one is German.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #4
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These border crossings on the North American continent seem to be major bottlenecks, they don't have too many lanes... am I right?

Here in Europe we have wider crossings for the important routes. For example, Hegyeshalom (H) - Nickelsdorf (A) has some 8-10 lanes per direction. Unfortunately I don't have pictures for this one.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 09:25 PM   #5
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main border crossing between Serbia and Bulgaria. my mother took it. i don't like pjotographing border crossings because employers there are often screwed up and think that i'm the worst criminal while photographing

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Old November 4th, 2007, 09:27 PM   #6
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Thank god for Schengen.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 09:40 PM   #7
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These border crossings on the North American continent seem to be major bottlenecks, they don't have too many lanes... am I right?
The San Diego - Tijuana border crossing is said to be one of the busiest in the world. It has over 25 lanes i think.



Also notice the different amount of lanes, from US point of view: about 5 outbound, and over 25 inbound. Maybe because incoming traffic to the US is checked much more strictly then outgoing traffic to Mexico.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 09:45 PM   #8
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Why is the Swedish flag and coat of arms there?
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Old November 4th, 2007, 09:46 PM   #9
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where do all those vehicles dissappear after passing under the roof?
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Old November 4th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #10
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Hehe, Chris, I just wanted to post the same. X-type, I think the reason for disappearance lies in the fact that the border check is strict, so it passes quite some time before the next vehicle may leave the border.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 10:32 PM   #11
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No wonder there are so many illegal immigrants from Mexico in the USA. Why wait at the border several hours when you can enter the USA now?
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Old November 4th, 2007, 10:37 PM   #12
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Seeing that, i'd prefer the alternate border crossing near the 905 freeway, or even near Mexicali.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 10:41 PM   #13
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Luxembourg - German border on the A1


This is the border;
on the luxemburgian side of this border, they are 2 big gas stations/rest areas (one for each direction) where many germans from nearby get only to get gas, cigarettes and coffee as it is much cheaper than in Germany (you enter Luxemburg, immediately after the border (the border is the Sauer/Sûre River, so immediately when the bridge over it ends) you enter the gas station/rest area and then take the integrated exit to Wasserbillig just to turn and get back to Germany (or you directly take the exit to turn and get to the gas station on the other side). I also ride there at least once a week, but can't take pictures at the moment because my cam is not working).
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The view at that gas station is fabulous too.

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Old November 4th, 2007, 10:58 PM   #15
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Here are some shots I snapped on my way from Toronto to New York City. This is the Queenston-Lewiston bridge crossing from Canada to the US, one of several Niagara region crossings. The motorways are: Highway 405 in Canada and Interstate 190 in the US. I posted these pictures previously in a dedicated thread.









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Old November 4th, 2007, 11:04 PM   #16
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Large border stations are so depressing.

All border crossings should be golfcourses!



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Old November 4th, 2007, 11:50 PM   #17
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We're already in Schengen.



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Old November 4th, 2007, 11:52 PM   #18
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^ how does that work out? lol
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Old November 4th, 2007, 11:59 PM   #19
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^ Ok, here's the rest:

Taking photos prohibited.




The road is fenced.


A road is overpassing our road.




It's a Slovenian exterritorial road through Italy to reach another part of Slovenia faster. Interestingly, the road even has Slovenian markings and number.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 12:03 AM   #20
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A wonderful seal-sign on German-Swiss border near Schaffhausen.

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