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Old January 8th, 2008, 02:29 AM   #1461
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Verso, I thought this topic was long dead, so I was not more careful to save the pictures.

Well, I can give you some pictures of one-metre snow in Eastern Washington if you want Today, I had to make a 230-km round trip to bring my sister-in-law to the Spokane Airport, and the road US-195 was awful. The whole roadway was covered with snow. If you, guys, seen film "Fargo", you would have an idea what i am talking about
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Old January 8th, 2008, 02:59 AM   #1462
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Ohio has some really nice ones, along with North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina, but Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York's were terrible.
I have only driven in Western states, and surprisingly I found that the best overall quality of roads was in Nevada. The entire Nevada stretch of I-80 from the border of California to Utah is in nearly perfect condition. In California, they do very poor maintenance of mountainous stretches of I-5 and especially I-80.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 04:56 AM   #1463
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I have only driven in Western states, and surprisingly I found that the best overall quality of roads was in Nevada. The entire Nevada stretch of I-80 from the border of California to Utah is in nearly perfect condition. In California, they do very poor maintenance of mountainous stretches of I-5 and especially I-80.
Probably something with the weather; their transportation projects are completed so fast, without using the design-build method (at least to the best of my knowledge). Maybe gambling revenue has something to do with it...
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Old January 8th, 2008, 05:49 AM   #1464
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Actually those pictures are too big even for DSL users.
huge and impractical countries need huge and impractical pictures...
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Old January 8th, 2008, 06:48 AM   #1465
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huge and impractical countries need huge and impractical pictures...


Now THAT my friends is what we call a classic.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 07:46 AM   #1466
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New section of interstate open

An approximately 27 km long section of future I-73/74 opened within the past couple of days in southern North Carolina, bypassing Ellerbe, NC and continuing northward into Montgomery County.

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Old January 10th, 2008, 04:16 PM   #1467
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The Florida Highway Patrol warned drivers to stay off the roads Thursday morning, because driving conditions were as bad if not worse than Wednesday morning. I-4 was closed for a 14-mile stretch in both east and westbound directions and was expected to remain closed for an indefinite time.

Crews tried to work through the night, Wednesday, to repair a stretch of I-4 damaged in a fiery 70 car pile-up, but had to suspend their efforts when more fog and smoke filled the air and construction crews could not see.

Florida and local officials said four people were killed and 38 were injured in the mangled, fiery wrecks.

The blazes left what amounted to a 650-foot wide hole in the interstate that will have to be repaired before the roadway can be reopened. Authorities thought if all went well, there was a possibility that could happen by mid-morning Thursday, but they weren't making any promises. The damage was most significant in the eastbound lanes. Diesel fuel spilled during the crash which softened and damaged the interstate.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 04:17 PM   #1468
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pics from this horrible accident
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Old January 10th, 2008, 04:39 PM   #1469
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i have found a very few pics from my last visit in the us back in 2005 on my hard drive. unfortunately i was not that much interested in highways back then, my priority was in taking pics of skyscrapers

entrance to holland tunnel, nj side


capital beltway


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Old January 10th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #1470
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i have found a very few pics from my last visit in the us back in 2005 on my hard drive. unfortunately i was not that much interested in highways back then, my priority was in taking pics of skyscrapers

entrance to holland tunnel, nj side
That three-block section of surface street in Jersey City, NJ is one of the anomalies of the USA's interstate system. Even though it has those traffic-signal intersections, it is still marked as 'I-78', as is the Holland Tunnel.

NEAT image, BTW.



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Old January 10th, 2008, 09:05 PM   #1471
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I can imagine that NY's interstates are one of the busiest and therefor one of the most run down. I dont have any statistics to back that up, but 18 million peeps living in the tri-state area doesnt do your roads any good
Even the highways in New York State (outside NYC area) suck.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 07:42 AM   #1472
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I suggest that similarly to the Chinese thread, the title of this thread be changed
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Old January 11th, 2008, 07:54 AM   #1473
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I disagree since Interstates do whoop ass. From ugly Interstates like 710 Long Beach freeway to beautiful 80 in the Sierra Nevada's, it's the world's greatest highway system.


Where else in the world can you drive straight for 2000+ miles without running into a stop sign or traffic signal?
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Old January 11th, 2008, 08:00 AM   #1474
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I agree that they whoop ass. But that has nothing to do with the title of this thread, which in fact hides the fact that it is about the USA. But it's up to you
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Old January 11th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #1475
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Can someone please change the title of this thread (like the title of the Chinese thread was changed)?

EDIT: Already requested, I see.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #1476
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Old January 11th, 2008, 11:21 AM   #1477
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Yep, done. I have a job you know Can't do it all on the same time
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Old January 11th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #1478
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pics of the massive I-90 Wisconsin pileup
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Old January 11th, 2008, 10:33 PM   #1479
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New bridge under construction next to the Bay Bridge near Oakland, California. Interstate 80.

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Old January 12th, 2008, 11:39 AM   #1480
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Thanks for the picture Chriszwolle. It looks much sturdier than the older bridge.

Here are some pictures I took of North Interstate 91 from New Haven to Hartford Connecticut in October 2005. It's a very beautiful parklike stretch of Interstate in my opinion. Hope you guys enjoy. Pictures resized to 1024x768 for your convenience.

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