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Old October 5th, 2008, 01:29 PM   #781
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Interesting question, many people would probably immediatly say stack interchanges, however they are usually not larger than a modern cloverleaf with parallel weaving lanes. Stacks do look massive and they are usually the highest ones.

Spaghetti-interchanges are complex, but are often spaghetti due to the limited amount of space available.

Trumpetinterchanges are the smallest I guess. Ofcourse, split-offs are even smaller but they usually do not feature all directions.

Cloverleafs can be large, in the Netherlands, they usually consume quite some space due to parallel lanes, but German ones are usually older and very compact, resulting in lower speeds and lower capacity.

Then you also have interchange complexes, which actually exist out of more than one interchange, but two or three, like the East LA Interchange. I guess these are the ones we're looking for.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 01:37 PM   #782
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East LA Interchange. (actually 3 interchanges)
[IMG]http://i36.************/2mfj7ki.jpg[/IMG]

I-10/I-45 Interchange, Houston, TX
[IMG]http://i33.************/2w6tkkn.jpg[/IMG]

Bruckner Interchange, New York, NY
[IMG]http://i35.************/5xnbpu.jpg[/IMG]

Let's compare a stack to a cloverleaf;

I-20/I-35E Interchange Dallas, TX
[IMG]http://i34.************/254wqx2.jpg[/IMG]

A28/A50 interchange, Zwolle, NL
[IMG]http://i33.************/nzg9i0.jpg[/IMG]
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Old October 5th, 2008, 01:41 PM   #783
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The world's largest single interchange will have to be that huge one at Fort Lauderdale.

The world's largest interchange complex, meanwhile, is the Orange Crush in Los Angeles.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 02:21 PM   #784
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The world's largest single interchange will have to be that huge one at Fort Lauderdale.

The world's largest interchange complex, meanwhile, is the Orange Crush in Los Angeles.
No. The world's largest interchange complex is probably at the Newark airport, http://www.google.com/maphp?hl=en&q=...,0.072098&z=13 . I read an article about it decades ago-- at the time it had 166 points of convergence or divirgence, compared to 16 for a standard crossing of two motorways. And it's bigger now.

Impressive interchanges on I-595 in Fort Lauderdale. The high bridges are painted in pastels.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 02:59 PM   #785
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Old October 5th, 2008, 03:01 PM   #786
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Sonnborner Kreuz, Wuppertal, Germany
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Old October 5th, 2008, 03:03 PM   #787
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Interchange Ridderkerk is often seen as one IC, however, I see it as two with the same name. Near Rotterdam A15/A16/A38:
[IMG]http://i37.************/244xweg.jpg[/IMG]
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Old October 5th, 2008, 04:11 PM   #788
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What about AD Hattenbach in Germany?
http://autobahnkreuze.hb80.de/juncti...road=A5&exit=1
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Old October 5th, 2008, 04:38 PM   #789
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The intercharge between C33 and C58 i Barcelona is pretty large, atleast by european standards. Just south is also the intercharge between B10 and B20 which is rather big.

At the south entrance to Barcelona is also the very large intercharge between C31, A2 and C32. It looks like two separate intercharges but C31 and C32 are connected without going through A2 so I would count that as a single intercharge.

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Old October 5th, 2008, 05:00 PM   #790
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The intercharge between C33 and C58 i Barcelona is pretty large, atleast by european standards. Just south is also the intercharge between B10 and B20 which is rather big.

At the south entrance to Barcelona is also the very large intercharge between C31, A2 and C32. It looks like two separate intercharges but C31 and C32 are connected without going through A2 so I would count that as a single intercharge.
Pretty impressive. But isn't Madrid pretty much one gigantic interchange?
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Old October 5th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #791
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East LA Interchange.....
I cant imagine how you can create such a complex post in such a sort time...

five commented, uploaded screenshots in 8 minutes including prepost-reaction-time... it seems to be impossible...

or do you have a time machine?
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Old October 5th, 2008, 07:52 PM   #792
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Pretty impressive. But isn't Madrid pretty much one gigantic interchange?

I'd rather say that Madrid has the highest number of highway intercharges anywhere in the world, atleast by density, only along the M40 you have 18 highway intercharges, then there are the M30 with 9 intercharges, M45 with 5 intercharges and M50 with 16 intercharges (not counting twice when M30, M40, M45 and M50 meet). On top of that there are atleast a handfull if not a dozen of intercharges between other highways in the metropolitan area.

By comparison M25 around London has 15 highway intercharges to Madrids M40 with 18. M25 is 200km in lenght and M40 is 60km.

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Old October 5th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #793
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MKAD / M2 / old M2 in Moscow:


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Old October 5th, 2008, 08:10 PM   #794
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Howabout:

*I-95/295/495 in Delaware
*I-96/275/696 in Michigan
*I-88/355 and I-88/290/294 in Illinois

Some of the interchanges along the New Jersey Turnpike are pretty massive, too.

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Old October 5th, 2008, 08:23 PM   #795
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Not the biggest in the world for sure, but the "Mixmaster" interchange in East Hartford sure is big and complicated.

[IMG]http://i34.************/2aiqxk4.jpg[/IMG]
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The intercharge at the south entrance to Barcelona. This is actually one single intercharge even if it looks like two separate ones.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #797
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The other mixmaster in Connecticut.

For some reason, this simple half stack is over 1 km long.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 12:30 AM   #798
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the M6/M42 interchange near Birmingham, England is huge, though it's not really considered one interchange. The M42 from the north to M6 to the east (well mainline) is at least 2.5 km long, and doesn't interact with the M6 from the west to the M42 to the south sliproad (which is also rather long). Taking the rough outline of the outside edge of the interchange, I got an area inside of about 5.7 square kilometres (1400 acres).
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Here's a beast just outside of Toronto.

For those who know the area, its the 401/403/410 mega interchange. Just east of it, highway 401 swells to 22 lanes wide for that interchange to the far right in the pic.

The biggest? Maybe in Canada, but not the world.


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My guess is that it's probably one in the Northern U.S. Stack interchanges don't work as well in places that get snow, so the interchanges outside the sunbelt tend to be bigger horizontally, with lots of spread out ramps.
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