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Old August 21st, 2011, 09:37 PM   #1
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The Highest Point Each Countries Road and Motorway Network

Portugal
Road Network: 1 993m
Motorway Network: 1 070m

UK:

Road Network: 847m
Motorway Network: 439m

Edit: Sorry, I forgot to put "of" between Point and Each

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Old August 21st, 2011, 09:43 PM   #2
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Highest point on the Interstate system - 11,158 ft (3,401 m) And that's inside a tunnel:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisenhower_Tunnel

This is supposedly the highest paved road in the U.S. (14,130 feet (4,310 m) ):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Evans_Scenic_Byway

And it's not far from the Eisenhower Tunnel. Both in the mountains west of Denver.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 09:49 PM   #3
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Italy:

*should be*

Highest road point: Passo dello Stelvio (2758m)
Highest motoway point: either Passo del Brennero or A5 near Monte Bianco tunnel, both at ca. 1350 m.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 09:51 PM   #4
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I won't mention the Dutch statistics because it's embarrassing
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Old August 21st, 2011, 09:54 PM   #5
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Please do, it's not your fault!
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Old August 21st, 2011, 09:58 PM   #6
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OK

The highest road is on the island of Saba, approximately 500 meters altitude. The highest road in the Netherlands proper is near the Vaalserberg, approximately 320 meters. The highest motorway is A76 near Heerlen at 180 m altitude.

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Old August 21st, 2011, 09:58 PM   #7
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I won't mention the Dutch statistics because it's embarrassing
Weren't we shown on another thread a while ago pix from Sint-Maarten or some place?

EDIT: You posted while I was posting. That's not that bad! There must be countries, and not miniature ones like Monaco, with lowest highest points. There are certainly states in the U.S. that don't reach 320 meters.
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Denmark, for instance...
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Old August 21st, 2011, 10:11 PM   #9
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It came to mind, yes.
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Don't worry Chris, I'm sure some places are worse
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Actually, also Italian A32 near the entrance of Frejus tunnel is slightly above 1300 m. So possibly 3 sites in Italy battle for #1!
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Old August 21st, 2011, 10:29 PM   #12
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Czech republic:

D1 motorway
max. 655 m at km 104
min. 198 m at km 370

D2 motorway
max. 197 m at km 0
min. 157 m at km 59

D5 motorway
max. 601 m at km 139
min. 230 m at km 20

D8 motorway
max. 644 m at km 90
min. 160 m at km 36

D11 motorway
max. 541 m at km 152 (planned)
min. 192 m at km 16
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Old August 21st, 2011, 10:48 PM   #13
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Peru: Ticlio (4,818 m / 15,807 ft) - highest paved road in the world

Bolivia: La Cumbre, Yungas Road (4,725 m/15,400 feet).
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Old August 21st, 2011, 10:49 PM   #14
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Chris I've been to St. Martin's and I feel like there is a greater height on the roads there, do you have any idea
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Old August 21st, 2011, 10:50 PM   #15
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South Africa:

Highest point on the road network: the gravel road ascending Sani Pass. The top of the pass (also the border with Lesotho) is at 2,874 m. Naude's Nek is the highest pass located entirely within South Africa, ~2,600 m.

Highest point on the freeway network: probably somewhere around Johannesburg, which is at 1,700 m altitude. May be wrong, but I don't think so.

Lowest point: around sea level (N2 in numerous places, amongst others).
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Old August 21st, 2011, 11:14 PM   #17
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The ranking for Italy is, according with Google Earth altimeter:

Brennerpaß/Passo del Brennero 1384m
Frejus Tunnel 1305m
Mont Blanc Tunnel 1294m
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The ranking for Italy is, according with Google Earth altimeter:

Brennerpaß/Passo del Brennero 1384m
Frejus Tunnel 1305m
Mont Blanc Tunnel 1294m
Must not be very accurate, because official altitude of Italian Mont Blanc tunnel portal is 1381m.

EDIT: No, you're right, A5 ends before the tunnel and there are still two hairpin curves until the portal.

The winner is Passo del Brennero!

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Old August 22nd, 2011, 01:04 AM   #19
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The highest public road in Poland is in the highest situated village in Poland called Zab, at around 1120 m.

The highest paved (cobblestone) road leads to the mountain shelter at the top of mount Sniezka (which btw was once featured on a SSC banner) and reaches 1602m. It lies in a national park and only vehicles with a special permission are allowed there.

The highest motorway is A4 in the area of Opole, only around 360 m - the motorways in Poland are mostly in plains. Some expressways are definitely higher (S1 or S69) but I have no data on them.
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Highest point on the Interstate system - 11,158 ft (3,401 m) And that's inside a tunnel:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisenhower_Tunnel

This is supposedly the highest paved road in the U.S. (14,130 feet (4,310 m) ):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Evans_Scenic_Byway

And it's not far from the Eisenhower Tunnel. Both in the mountains west of Denver.
Ha! Eisenhower tunnel reminds me of SG-1
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