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Old April 18th, 2009, 10:48 PM   #1901
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I think both lanes are SMA (Stone Mastic Asphalt), but the left ones were repaved recently or something.

A lot of German Autobahnen are not build with concrete, but some are, such as the A2 Hannover - Berlin.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 10:58 PM   #1902
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Oh ok, thanks Chris
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Old April 18th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #1903
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I agree, it looks like something from the U.S. Practical, but no aesthetics at all...
What kind of muppets are you? This is just a fvcking bridge. It carries a road from one side of the valley to the other one.
It isn't intended to please any aesthetic pretence and I'm glad it never will. None of you pays for its construction. So you all can keep very quiet.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 11:22 PM   #1904
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What kind of muppets are you? This is just a fvcking bridge. It carries a road from one side of the valley to the other one.
It isn't intended to please any aesthetic pretence and I'm glad it never will. None of you pays for its construction. So you all can keep very quiet.
The only reason I'm saying that the bridge is unaesthetic is because I know the Germans can do a lot better. Maybe it's just the rendering, so hopefully the actual thing will look better. But there's no reason for us to keep quiet. This forum is about discussion and debate.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 12:30 AM   #1905
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I'll start a small photo serie now, too made some pics in the last days:

I'll begin with the B26 from Darmstadt to Dieburg.
http://maps.google.de/maps?f=d&sourc...,0.615234&z=11
For about 15km, the B26 is built as a Gelbe Autobahn on this route.

The two last at-grade-crossings just east of Darmstadt.



Begin of the Kraftfahrstraße


The speed limit on this road is mostly at 130km/h


Exit Roßdorf-West


One of the very few hills here. The landscape usually is rather flat here as it belongs to the Upper Rhine Valley (a rift).


Parking Area near Roßdorf


Exit Roßdorf-Ost


Exit Roßdorf-Gundernhausen


Exit Groß-Zimmern


Cloverleaf-Exit to Dieburg and into the hilly Odenwald forest


Exit to the B45 to Hanau


If you'd like to continue on a motorway-like road, exit here


The B26 becomes an usual federal road here
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Old April 19th, 2009, 12:39 AM   #1906
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Nice pics! I'd love to have some Gelbe Autobahnen in the Netherlands!
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Old April 19th, 2009, 01:08 AM   #1907
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Yeah, these Gelbe Autobahnen are quite useful to bring the local traffic into the bigger cities around.

Let's continue on the B45 from Dieburg to Hanau, which is also quite motorway-like built. I'll follow this road for about 24km.
http://maps.google.de/maps?f=d&sourc...,1.230469&z=10
Thios road seems to be quite new (I don't know when it was built) as the whole stretch has pretty smooth asphalt, no bumps, and is really good to drive (where is Radi?), although the landscape is rather boring.

When coming from the B26


Exit Dieburg-Nord


Exit Münster-Breitefeld






Exit Rödermark-Urberach


The sign-bridge is not typical hessian


Exit Rödermark-Ober-Roden


End of speed limit!


Forest


Exit Rodgau-Nieder-Roden


Exit Rodgau-Dudenhofen


Exit Rodgau-Jügesheim


Exit Rodgau-Weiskirchen


Interchange with the A3 (Exit Hanau)


Finally hessian style signs


Double-Exit to Seligenstadt and Offenbach


Speed limit here is only valid from 6am to 7pm


Some traffic on the B448


Two-lane exit or one-lane left-exit? The road number and arrows say: Two-lane exit


I leave the B45 here.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 01:54 AM   #1908
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The B43n functions as a south-eastern bypass for the city of Hanau and has a length of ca. 8km.
http://maps.google.de/maps?f=d&sourc...,0.307617&z=12

Begin of the road as a two-lane-exit of the B45.




Exit Hanau-Steinheim. Steinheim's old town is signed as a touristic location.


Steinheim's old town in the background


Bridge over the Main River


Exit to the port of Hanau


Exit to the main station of Hanau


Railway above and right to us


Exit Hanau-Wolfgang


The B43n ends in the Hanauer Kreuz, where the A66 coming from Frankfurt and the A45 coming from Seligenstadt merge.


I'll continue tomorrow with the A66 Hanau-Frankfurt, the A661 Oberursel-Frankfurt, the A67 Raunheim-Rüsselsheim and the A60 Rüsselsheim-Mainz.

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Old April 19th, 2009, 08:49 AM   #1909
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Thanks for sharing. I like Gelbe Autobahnen. Am I still sleepy or do Gelbe Autobahnen do not always have a speed limit?
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Old April 19th, 2009, 09:55 AM   #1910
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Hey I have a question...

I've seen some pictures, like the ones above where autobahns are paved with an asphalt surface, but I could swear I saw others that look in pictures like they've been paved with a concrete surface, which is more common on German Autobahns?
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Old April 19th, 2009, 10:40 AM   #1911
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Thanks for sharing. I like Gelbe Autobahnen. Am I still sleepy or do Gelbe Autobahnen do not always have a speed limit?
Gelbe Autobahnen do not need to have a speed limit. There is a recommended speed limit of 130 km/h unless stated otherwise.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 11:29 AM   #1912
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Hey I have a question...

I've seen some pictures, like the ones above where autobahns are paved with an asphalt surface, but I could swear I saw others that look in pictures like they've been paved with a concrete surface, which is more common on German Autobahns?
From my experience, I would say that sphalt is more common than concrete. But I haven't driven on so many autobahns yet.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 02:34 PM   #1913
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Thanks for the B road Autobahn pics!
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Old April 26th, 2009, 01:05 PM   #1914
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some more links about "Hochmoselübergang" (in german)

a video from SWR television about the bridge and the villages in Mosel valley (especially Ürzig)


and a newspaper article
http://www.volksfreund.de/totallokal...rt1129,2055691

it says that works start tomorrow and an internet community appealed for a protest against the project!
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Old April 29th, 2009, 01:41 PM   #1915
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Busiest Autobahnen in Germany

You gotta love statistics.

There are a total of 127 road sections with volumes over 100,000 but none over 200,000 AADT. Only 9 sections have over 150,000 AADT.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #1916
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wow. this recquires quite a lot of fuel...

we have no motorway over 100 (excluding the short M1/M7 common section in budapest)
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Old May 1st, 2009, 09:36 AM   #1917
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i bit suprising those 'low' volumes...
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Old May 1st, 2009, 01:10 PM   #1918
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Why? Where really lots of traffic is on the road, normally the network is really dense (e.g. the parallel motorways between Köln and Karlsruhe). Another cause might be that lots of people use public transport.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 04:59 PM   #1919
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Yeah, I think many more people in Germany would use public transport than in the Netherlands, here, it's mostly students or people who don't drive anyway, so it doesn't reduce traffic here. But then again, combine the traffic volumes of the A2, A42 and A40 through the Ruhr, and you still have huge volumes.
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Old May 1st, 2009, 10:01 PM   #1920
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It's both. Just think of Frankfurt Airport: in the one hand perfect integration into public transport and ICE network, on the other the B43 (yellow Autobahn) and the A3 are running parallel (if you add the numbers, the sum for the short stretch between Airport and the Frankfurter Kreuz would have 190000-200000 ADT, which is quite a different number). And that's only one example
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