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Old September 27th, 2008, 01:47 AM   #221
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Hello guys!
This is my 1st post on this great forum.

Has any of you been driving on Autoroute A16 Transjurane (Porrentruy-Delémont)? It looks very nice. link to architect
link to A16 web site

Maybe anyone has some pictures taken from car?
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Old September 27th, 2008, 12:14 PM   #222
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http://www.autobahnen.ch/

Interesting site. I remember a friend of mine taking pics of the A16, but I can't find them right now, and he's in Taiwan, maybe later.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 07:05 PM   #223
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Thank you!
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Old October 15th, 2008, 09:03 PM   #224
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Hello

I made a Video. It doesn't have any music... Because google have filters to detect music, and then they block my account.

The Video show you some parts of the Alps route from South to North. You also see the San Gottardo Tunnel which is 17km long. Not the full tunnel, i cutet the video. 15min Tunnel is boring.

Lenght of the video: 15:04min
Here is the Link: http://video.google.de/*********?doc...64815173&hl=de
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if you will i can make a video with 8X speed from the whole tunnel.

Download the Video, is better quality than the online video.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 09:04 PM   #225
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Coincidentally, I was just making an article on the Dutch wegenwiki (not related to wikipedia) about the Swiss A2. Man I want to go to Switzerland so bad
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Old October 16th, 2008, 12:06 AM   #226
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Great video, nils! (ok, I admit, I haven't watched the video yet, I'll do it tomorrow )

Except for the traffic, when driving on this highway, I always felt like driving through a jungle, with rest areas being oases of civilization.
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Old October 20th, 2008, 11:41 AM   #227
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Nils, great video!

Here are some drawings and photos of A2 highway from architectural magazine Domus. Rino Tami was responsible for all stages of design.

Enjoy.












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Old October 20th, 2008, 11:45 AM   #228
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Too bad they are very small. I can hardly see what's on those scans.
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Old October 20th, 2008, 12:00 PM   #229
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Yes, thanks... but I have already repaired them.
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Old November 25th, 2008, 11:08 AM   #230
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http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/...story/10424164

Heres a video of the new Uetlioberg tunnel (doubled speed). It's part of the west by-pass of Zürich which opens in May 2009.
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Old November 25th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #231
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Great video! I didn't know it had been U/C for more than 12 years and that it had cost 2.85 billion francs!

Why is there such a difference in the tunnel's illumination at 00:46? And why is San Bernardino necessary on signs at the end?
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Old November 25th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #232
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They can open the hard shoulder as 3rd lane in the tunnel!?
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Why is there such a difference in the tunnel's illumination at 00:46?
I think it's just for the remaining work.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 02:14 PM   #233
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And why is San Bernardino necessary on signs at the end?
San Bernardino is the second most important route to southern Switzerland (Ticcino).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Ber...o_(road_tunnel)

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They can open the hard shoulder as 3rd lane in the tunnel!?
Yes it has full lane width.

Here is the full project map:
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Old November 26th, 2008, 02:30 PM   #234
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San Bernardino is the second most important route to southern Switzerland (Ticcino).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Ber...o_(road_tunnel)
Ok, I know where it is, but I just don't see why it's so important in Zurich. If you go to Bellinzona or further south, you'll use the A2, right?
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Old November 26th, 2008, 03:04 PM   #235
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If you want to go to the Gotthard route, you just drove into the wrong dirction, because thats on the other side of the tunnel. And I suppose St.Gotthard is signed in the other direction. The thing is, that the A3 which is signed here leads into direction Chur, San Bernardino. Of course other cities would be possible as well, like Sargans (Where the A3 ends and joins the A13). The San Bernardino is a good alternative in times where the A2 is overcrowded.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #236
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Isn't that the right direction for A2? (of course you'd get off the A3 very soon) That new motorway, which will connect Zürich to Luzern, isn't built yet, right?
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Old November 26th, 2008, 03:27 PM   #237
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Here is the full project map:
That means that whole project with all three tunnels and connecting motorways costs 2,85 billion frank and not just mentioned tunnel?
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Old November 26th, 2008, 03:29 PM   #238
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Isn't that the right direction for A2? (of course you'd get off the A3 very soon) That new motorway, which will connect Zürich to Luzern, isn't built yet, right?
No the video goes from west to east. Through the left tube, don't know why you will never drive throught this tube in this direction. Anyway what you see at the end of the video is the intersection Dreieick-Zürich-Süd. The A4 to Luzern/Gotthard is not ready yet,it will open in the first half year of 2010. This May only the West-Bypass A3 will open.

Edit: I now also know the answer for the lighting question.
As the car in the video drives the wrong way throught the tunnel, the lightning at the end is actually the lightning at the beginning. And in Swiss tunnels (also in many others) the beginning of every tunnel has more lightning because of the slower eye adaption to darkness.

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That means that whole project with all three tunnels and connecting motorways costs 2,85 billion frank and not just mentioned tunnel?
2,85 billion franks is for the Westumfahrung. This means 2 of the 3 tunnels. On the map its the north-western and the eastern branch. Also there are many new streets, bridges and tunnels that have been build for access streets (the thin red lines).
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Old November 26th, 2008, 03:34 PM   #239
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No the video goes from west to east.
I already knew that. Still, to me San Bernardino looks like an unnecessary destination there, but ok, there are only two destinations anyway.
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The sign isn't supposed to show you where you should go. It just tells you where you end up, if you drive in its direction. And if you drive on that line with the sign San Bernardino, you will end up at the San Bernardino (At least if you never leave the motorway). Also San Bernardino is the often used in radio messages like: "The St.Gotthard road has 10 km of waiting lines, please use the San Bernardino route".
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