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Old January 28th, 2010, 12:54 PM   #901
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What is the period for concession on French motorways, and what happens after that period? I'm asking because some motorways are even 50 years old and in my opinion they should remove tolls after the end of the concession period, or drastically reduce them(only for maintenance). For example, the bridge Zeelandbrug from Netherlands was subject of a toll from 1965 to 1995, after which the toll was removed.
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Old January 28th, 2010, 05:20 PM   #902
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Old January 28th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #903
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Old January 28th, 2010, 05:43 PM   #904
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Old January 28th, 2010, 08:35 PM   #905
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The A-50 motorway in Marseille is the one, which goes directly to the port of the city?
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Old January 28th, 2010, 11:34 PM   #906
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The A-50 motorway in Marseille is the one, which goes directly to the port of the city?
no this one is the A 55
A 50 goes more or less to the port but via the Tunnel Prado Carrénage and the Tunnel du vieux port
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Old February 21st, 2010, 08:54 PM   #907
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News of the international bridge between France and Brazil over the Oyapock River. According to what a local Brazilian journalist wrote on his blog, work on the bridge has already started (he visited the bridge this week). They plan to complete the bridge and open it to traffic in October of this year, because president Lula da Silva would very much like to cross the bridge hand in hand with Nicolas Sarkozy before the end of his presidency (Lula's presidency ends on Jan. 1, 2011).

If construction on the bridge proper has only just started, I don't know if it can be completed by October. It seems like a tight deadline. What do you think?

In any case, can't wait for it to open, and to see the first pictures. A Franco-Brazilian border is going look so surreal...

Here's what the journalist posted on his blog 3 days ago:
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Quinta-feira, Fevereiro 18, 2010
Brasil constrói ponte de R$ 56 milhões para se ligar à Guiana Francesa pelo Oiapoque

[img]http://i46.************/5mzldw.jpg[/img]

É uma jóia da arquitetura, a ponte que ligará o Brasil à França, cruzando o Rio Oiapoque.

Fui ver de perto as obras, que estão começando.

Meta é inaugurar em outubro, pois o presidente Lula quer cruzar os mais de 200 metros de braços dados com o colega Sarkozy.

A construção está a cargo de um consórcio entre a Egesa e a CMT, ambas com sede em Brasília e escritórios em Minas Gerais. A Funcab, Fundação Professor Carlos Augusto Bittencourt, foi contratada para cuidar da Supervisão Ambiental do empreendimento - atentar para que a obra não agrida a natureza.

Depois vou dando mais detalhes, pois sou o coordenador da Comunicação Social do projeto ambiental.

Veja que beleza de imagem.

http://marciog.blogspot.com/2010/02/...6-milhoes.html
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 05:39 PM   #908
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Highway A15 (Gennevilliers -> Cergy-Pontoise)


































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Old March 6th, 2010, 08:18 PM   #909
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N356 Lille.

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Old March 7th, 2010, 01:25 AM   #910
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I've been on this motorway already. bus from aeroport goes there. nice entering Lille.
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Old March 7th, 2010, 01:11 PM   #911
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N356 Lille in few parts has 5 lanes? At least as seen in those photos...
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Old March 7th, 2010, 09:50 PM   #912
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N356 Lille in few parts has 5 lanes? At least as seen in those photos...
No, not really. The pics were photoshopped in an elaborate plot to convince SSC users that N356 has more lanes than it actually does.

Actually the wide parts are kind of a wye between N356, D651 and the A1-A26.

Now... this is messing with my head. Can anyone tell me what's going on here?

I Googlesurfed northward along D651 for a bit and found this: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=5...04801&t=k&z=18

There's what appears to be a one-lane flyover bridge carrying northbound traffic from D651 directly onto northbound D749, passing over the intersection with Rue De General Charles DeGaulle. The northbound roadway of D749 leaving the intersection narrows to a single lane before the flyover merges, so the flyover feeds its own lane. The flyover has no traffic on it, and appears to be either under construction or under demolition, and a sizable stretch of pavement at the north end seems to be missing altogether.

Now, the fun part: on Google Streetview, not only is there no flyover-- there's no evidence that it was ever there! There are trees growing where the flyover should be.

Wait-- I figured it out. The flyover was replaced by an at-grade left turn lane that occupies most of the flyover's former footprint. There are three lanes in Streetview where there are only two in the satellite photo. Mystery solved!

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Old March 7th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #913
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Since we're talking about Lille, I made this some time ago (population on Jan. 1, 2006). Lille is a much larger city than what most people imagine. The fragmentation of the area into scores of small communes hides the real size of Lille.

PS: Why 161 km² you may ask. That's because it's the land area of Brussels, and I wanted to compare Lille with Brussels.

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Old March 7th, 2010, 10:45 PM   #914
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Yeah, the Lille city proper has only 225,000 inhabitants. The international metropolitan area has almost 2 million inhabitants.

By the way, N356/A22 is a good way to get from the French A1 to Belgian E17. The signs lead you via A27 and E403 via the east side of Lille, which is longer, but bypasses most of the Lille area.
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Old March 7th, 2010, 11:41 PM   #915
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the Lille city proper has only 225,000 inhabitants
Yeah, the administrative municipality of Lille is ridiculously small, at only 35 km² (and note that the municipality of Lille actually annexed two neighboring municipalities in 1977 and 2000, otherwise it would be even smaller ). The municipality of Lille has thus 225,789 inhabitants, but without the two municipalities annexed in 1977 and 2000 it would have only 180,023 inhabitants.

Now a more interesting and meaningful figure:
- the urban area of Lille extends over 450 km² and contains 1,014,590 inhabitants (Jan. 1, 2007)
- the municipality of Cologne extends over 405 km² and contains 989,766 (Jan. 1, 2007)

If I remove the least dense parts of the Lille urban area to obtain exactly the same land area as in the municipality of Cologne, I find 1,002,494 inhabitants living in that territory on Jan. 1, 2007, which is 12,728 more people than in the municipality of Cologne.

Yet if you ask the average European which city is larger, Cologne or Lille, guess what the answer will be...
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Old March 16th, 2010, 05:33 AM   #916
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Driving in Greater Paris. If only it could always be like that.

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Old March 18th, 2010, 01:18 AM   #917
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The Larivot Bridge in French Guiana, after being closed to traffic during 3 months due to structural problems, was finally reopened yesterday.

The Larivot Bridge, over the Cayenne River, is essential to French Guiana because the main road from Cayenne to Kourou (location of the European Space Center) and western French Guiana goes over this bridge. The bridge was closed by the authorities on November 26 because it threatened to collapse. The repair cost 6.6 million euros.

Some situation maps:
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Old March 18th, 2010, 01:26 AM   #918
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A video showing the reopening of the Larivot Bridge :

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Old March 18th, 2010, 03:04 AM   #919
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haha, that's awesome!! only maybe Daniel from Taxi series can make it better than that fireman vehicle...
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Old March 25th, 2010, 02:51 PM   #920
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far from Paris, that's for sure!
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