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Old January 5th, 2008, 02:32 PM   #1
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Historical photos of motorways and roads in your country

So, here you can put a pictures of your roads form the past. Let's say. Pictures from before 1989 Also pictures from before WWII are welcome As we know, some countries started building motorways, like Germany or Italy.

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Old January 5th, 2008, 02:32 PM   #2
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I'd like to see some pictures of the M1 in Britain when it first opened! It used to be completely concrete back in the day!
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Old January 5th, 2008, 02:35 PM   #3
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I have seen some pictures somewhere on internet of old M1 And also a documentary on BBC One about M1, it had 3 lanes witihout a crashbareer.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 02:39 PM   #4
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Found a bit about that documentry just now. There is a little bit about the M1 in its 40 year anniversary on video.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 02:41 PM   #5
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autosnelwegen.nl has tons of historic pics (sometimes from the 30's and 40's), but i can't hotlink them, so i have to give you a link to the time-line section.

Just simply click a year, and you'll see the fact that happened that year, and historic photos. It starts in 1933.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 02:42 PM   #6
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That's it ! But I dont have a Real Player... I will download it later. Now I will try to find some pictures form Poland before 1989
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Old January 5th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #7
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This picture was taken near Miłobądz about 30 years ago. It's current National Road DK1/E75
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Old January 5th, 2008, 03:36 PM   #8
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some pics of autobahnen around frankfurt

A648 in the 60s


A5 in the 50s


A66 in the 50s
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Old January 5th, 2008, 03:39 PM   #9
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thes old german direction signs look like combination of austrian, polish and brittish modern ones
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Old January 5th, 2008, 03:44 PM   #10
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What I love is the cobbling for the hard shoulder! Ingenious! Looks rather attractive (if impractical).

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Old January 5th, 2008, 03:50 PM   #11
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Something from Yugoslavia, from "Highway of Brotherhood and Unity", connecting many mayor cities in former Yugoslavia:
between Ljubljana and Zagreb in 1970's:

in 1980's:

Jankomir interchange in Zagreb in 1970's:

close to Belgrade in 1970's:

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Old January 5th, 2008, 03:54 PM   #12
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not that old, the picture, as you can see on the cars, but we don't have these signs any more and only a very few are left

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Old January 5th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #13
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Those pictures form Yugoslavia shows that the second lane was needed
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Old January 5th, 2008, 04:24 PM   #14
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Western motorway near Helsinki in 1970 (road was finished in three fases in 1963, 1965 and 1969)




Eastern motorway (not actually a motorway) near Helsinki in 1971/1972







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Old January 5th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #15
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Somewhere in Poland, probably '70. Milita's car, FSO Polonez
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Old January 6th, 2008, 02:40 AM   #16
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Does anyone have pics with signs from the former DDR (East Germany ? I'm curious what they looked like, both Autobahnen- and Bundesstrassen signs.

There are some Autobahn signs posted in the crappy motorways thread (I think), but they were taken after the reunification and the road numbers were overwritten.
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Autobahn A4,DDR
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Northern Approach into Auckland 1960



Auckland Harbour Bridge 1964



Auckland Harbour Bridge 1969

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That looks pretty steep
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It's the angle

Here is another profile from 1961

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