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Old September 22nd, 2008, 02:42 PM   #1521
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This bridge is the busiest road in the Netherlands. It carries the A16 motorway in Rotterdam. AADT: 230.000


A20 motorway, busiest 2x3 motorway (AADT:180.000)
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 07:14 PM   #1522
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That bridge is the van Brienenoordbrug, right?
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Old September 25th, 2008, 08:37 PM   #1523
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Yeah.

Weird speed limit in Rotterdam:
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Old September 27th, 2008, 01:49 PM   #1524
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Today it's very nice weather to take some pics, so I took a bike ride to photograph some of the construction works on the A2 near Abcoude. Here they are:

Looking southwards. Pic is taken in province of North Holland, the sign is in Utrecht. The river (Holendrecht river) is the border.
[IMG]http://i38.************/oa17gg.jpg[/IMG]

Sand dunes on the other side of the Holendrecht river, on the west side of the A2.
[IMG]http://i35.************/14tx7ol.jpg[/IMG]

Looking back at the viaduct underneath the A2:
[IMG]http://i37.************/sxhbiw.jpg[/IMG]

Looking north at the sand dunes:
[IMG]http://i37.************/2im7g8.jpg[/IMG]

Road going parallel with the A2, northwards. The highway going west is the A9.
[IMG]http://i38.************/5e8sc6.jpg[/IMG]

A9 again at the horizon.
[IMG]http://i35.************/30k85me.jpg[/IMG]

Still looking north, at the southern part of the Holendrecht junction.
[IMG]http://i35.************/8vvzg8.jpg[/IMG]

Now I'm heading south, and riding next to the on-ramp of the A9 entering the A2.
[IMG]http://i35.************/14npg9i.jpg[/IMG]

Looking back.
[IMG]http://i36.************/250s7ki.jpg[/IMG]

Heading south between the current and the future side.
[IMG]http://i38.************/2ic17kn.jpg[/IMG]

Entering municipality ("gemeente") Abcoude.
[IMG]http://i34.************/2aaczo8.jpg[/IMG]

And thus entering the Utrecht province.
[IMG]http://i34.************/dpjll2.jpg[/IMG]

Sign for exit Abcoude and the recreational area the Vinkeveense plassen
[IMG]http://i35.************/2ezlkyx.jpg[/IMG]

Looking south.
[IMG]http://i35.************/66lt04.jpg[/IMG]

And north.
[IMG]http://i38.************/2d7zig4.jpg[/IMG]

Maastricht 200 kms.
[IMG]http://i34.************/sc5hu0.jpg[/IMG]

The famous Luxembourg 371 km sign.
[IMG]http://i38.************/mli1k6.jpg[/IMG]

Approaching exit Abcoude.
[IMG]http://i35.************/35mm6v6.jpg[/IMG]

Exit Abcoude.
[IMG]http://i36.************/2i28fa.jpg[/IMG]

Trees next to the A2 at exit Abcoude.
[IMG]http://i33.************/2uqhqn8.jpg[/IMG]

Sign buried in the sand dunes.
[IMG]http://i37.************/mvlv8n.jpg[/IMG]

Looking south from the exit Abcoude viaduct. The pipe carries sand from the Amsterdam-Rhine channel to the A2 construction site.
[IMG]http://i38.************/21jccv6.jpg[/IMG]

Looking north.
[IMG]http://i35.************/30tlagj.jpg[/IMG]

Sign when entering the on-ramp for the A2 heading north.
[IMG]http://i35.************/abk006.jpg[/IMG]

Looking south at the sand dunes.
[IMG]http://i34.************/o75bhz.jpg[/IMG]

WW2 concrete road (the "Burgermeester des Tombeweg") when entering Abcoude.
[IMG]http://i34.************/2zxrynt.jpg[/IMG]

Again the concrete road, but due to shades the slabs aren't visible very well.
[IMG]http://i36.************/2j2c9ar.jpg[/IMG]

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Old September 27th, 2008, 02:55 PM   #1525
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Nice Timon! Those concrete roads are remarkable, and getting rare.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #1526
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Yeah, I think it really belongs to Abcoude, it is nostalgious When returning from holiday you always feel the bumps and then you know "I'm home again". Unfortunately it is getting new asphalt pavement currently. All bad roads in town are getting repaved. The concrete section is plm. 100m long, it used to be about 300m. It is the only WW2 road that doesn't need new pavement IMO.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 03:33 PM   #1527
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Yesterday was pretty bad with traffic jams. I had to do a survey in Wijchen, near Nijmegen and it took me over 2,5 hours to cover 100 kilometers on the A50 motorway. My boss had even more delay, it took him 2 hours to cover only 50 kilometers on the same motorway. Everything is jammed, it's so bad.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 03:41 PM   #1528
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When the first motorway in the Netherlands opened?
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Old September 27th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #1529
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Today it's very nice weather to take some pics, so I took a bike ride to photograph some of the construction works on the A2 near Abcoude.
Looking at those pictures it definitely wasn't nice weather to take photos. Too much sun. But, despite this fact those photos are quite nice.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 04:04 PM   #1530
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When the first motorway in the Netherlands opened?
April 15th 1937, the A12 Voorburg - Zoetermeer was opened with 2x2 lanes including emergency lanes, grade separated intersections and all modern freeway standards
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Old September 27th, 2008, 04:04 PM   #1531
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@Qwert: I did have lots of contralight (is that an English word?), but the pics that are taken with the sun in my back are nice indeed I wasn't disappointed about it.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #1532
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Yesterday, I have made some pictures of the always-very-busy A13 between Delft and Rotterdam. It took me about 25 minutes for 10 km (7 miles).

Album of the A13 until the first traffic lights in Rotterdam . Also note the weird speed-sign (45 km/h) which Chris already noticed.
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Also 90 as a speed limit is weird, I've never seen that.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 06:13 PM   #1534
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WW2 concrete road (the "Burgermeester des Tombeweg") when entering Abcoude.
[IMG]http://i34.************/2zxrynt.jpg[/IMG]
So was it build under German occupation?
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Old September 27th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #1535
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Yes, I think so, maybe even earlier. After the war there was no need to repave it, but now there is. I just call it the WW2 road, since it is at least that old.
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Interesting movable barrier system on the A29 motorway south of Rotterdam.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 11:17 PM   #1537
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Interesting, hadn't they tested sth. like that on the Afsluitdijk, A7?
btw, another section of new A2 has been taken into use, between Vinkeveen and Breukelen (no 2×5 yet, only 2×3, but on new asphalt. Now they are going to repave the older section)
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That's called a 'Zipper barrier' and is in use in several locations here in the USA (ie, I-H1 in Honolulu, the Tappan Zee Bridge and others).

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They tried to organize a "traffic jam-free" day. Kinda didn't work at all... 260km of traffic jam, even a bit more busy than a regular rushhour.
[img]http://i37.************/34fofic.png[/img]
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Another proof that we still rely too much on our cars. People are afraid of taking the public transport, because it takes much longer than with the car.
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