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Old April 25th, 2010, 02:01 AM   #2681
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B10 Hinterweidenthal - Pirmasens

The B10 is an "Autobahnähnliche Straße" (literally; motorway-like road) or Expressway in southwestern Germany. Some parts of it are still under construction.

These pictures were taken during early morning on a Saturday.

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Old April 25th, 2010, 08:23 PM   #2682
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What's the likelihood, if any, of this becoming a 'completion' of the A8?

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Old April 26th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #2683
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Old April 26th, 2010, 08:03 PM   #2684
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Why don't you speed them up a bit? I usually speed motorway videos up 4 times, sometimes more if it's a long distance (for example I shortened a 1 hour footage of A8 Pirmasens - Luxembourg) to 9 minutes). In my opinion, it's more interesting to watch them at a higher speed, especially when the surroundings are almost completely rural.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 08:30 PM   #2685
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Then the footage would be without sound. IMO video without sound is like single carriageway expressway, which is good, but something is missing. And the music is not an option due to the copyrights (I have the same problems with them.) If had to leave the original sound, it would sound strange at least.
Additionally, the accelerated film, slightly see one of my favorite issues, or signage.

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Old April 27th, 2010, 09:07 PM   #2686
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Wie lange ist das deutsche Autobahnnetz?
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Old April 27th, 2010, 10:17 PM   #2687
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A lot of those pix of German autobahns - the ones without excessive amounts of exposed concrete - look a lot like highways in western Virginia. The highway construction is a bit different, though - we typically use dirt embankments where German highways use concrete.
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Old April 28th, 2010, 10:34 AM   #2688
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Wie lange ist das deutsche Autobahnnetz?
The Autobahn-network is 12.912 kilometers long. There is also an additional 2.300 kilometer Autobahnähnlich (motorway-like) worth of roads, which brings the total of the motorway(like) roads to 15.212 kilometers.

Which would make it longer than the Spanish Autovía/Autopista network, which is at 14.689 kilometers, a difference of 523 kilometers. However, the Spaniards are still building at a much faster pace than Germany. Especially when some new motorways in Spain (A-8, A-38, AP-69, A-22 etc) and the next generation of regional Autovías are completed, the Spanish network would most likely be longer.
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Old April 28th, 2010, 12:02 PM   #2689
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What's the likelihood, if any, of this becoming a 'completion' of the A8?
I've been reading on the German wikipedia, and it seems portions of the B10 will be widened to an Autobahnähnliche Straße (motorway-like road). However, the main issue is the Kreis Südliche Weinstraße (Southern Wine-route district) where a 2x2 construction remains unlikely. The bypass of Annweiler am Trifels has several tunnels that have outdated security systems and must be renovated.

On the other hand, A8 west of Pirmasens is relatively unimportant, and mainly serves regional traffic. International east-west traffic from Paris to München can either use the German A6, or French A4/A35, the latter being the shortest, and is only about 15 kilometers longer than the route via B10.

Although it looks like a missing link on a map of Germany, I think there are more important missing links to be fixed, starting with A1 between Blankenheim and Daun.
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Old April 28th, 2010, 03:52 PM   #2690
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No-one in Germany needs a high-class connection to the Saarland anyway.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 01:09 AM   #2691
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Last week works have begun to build a full-size interchange Bochum-West. This will connect the ring road of Bochum directly to Autobahn A40, which is currently being widened to six lanes west of Bochum.

Begin: April 29th, 2010
Completion: July 2011.

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Old May 5th, 2010, 11:45 AM   #2692
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April 26th, 2010, saw the beginning of the construction of Autobahn A44 between Ratingen and Velbert in the Ruhr metropolis. This Autobahn will mainly serve regional traffic. It will be completed in 2015.

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Old May 5th, 2010, 01:08 PM   #2693
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5 years? Why so much?
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Old May 5th, 2010, 01:19 PM   #2694
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It's quite hilly terrain, they require several bridges:

* Brücke Kaltenbach (129 Meter)
* Brücke Homberger Bachtal (216 Meter),
* Brücke Angerbach (391 Meter)
* Brücke Laubecker Bachtal (206 Meter)
* Brücke Ganslandsiepen (194 Meter).

Plus construction speed is generally slow in western Europe.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 01:06 AM   #2695
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Has the B54 near Steinfurt opened yet? I thought it was to be opened today (technically yesterday )?
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Old May 6th, 2010, 01:08 AM   #2696
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A30

Some new pictures from the A30 construction around Bad Oeynhausen:



An aerial image from the newspaper:




And I've made a trip on the 1st of May:
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Has the B54 near Steinfurt opened yet? I thought it was to be opened today (technically yesterday )?
Yes, it was opened yesterday:
http://strassen.nrw.de/service/press...100505-01.html
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* Brücke Angerbach (391 Meter)
391 m high or 391 m long?
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I envy the German motorist. The Autobahn system is about as close to perfect as it gets.
I agree! the german autobahn is one of the most sophisticated highway system in the WORLD!


i think its 391 m long...
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Old May 9th, 2010, 01:58 AM   #2700
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All the distances measure lengths, the terrain is hilly, but not really a mountain area.
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