daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old June 14th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #541
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,612
Likes (Received): 19400

A2 Gotthard

A video of the A2, southbound, from about Amsteg to Quinto, crossing the Gotthard massif.
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old June 14th, 2009, 07:22 PM   #542
Verso
Islander
 
Verso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ljubljana
Posts: 22,087
Likes (Received): 4749

Did it become boring in the tunnel?
Verso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #543
Ni3lS
Moderator
 
Ni3lS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Stuttgart
Posts: 16,470
Likes (Received): 3442

Gotthard tunnel sucks. I was like dying in there last year.
__________________
MY SHOWCASE
FLICKR / MY TRAVELS:
[2016] > Norway, Valencia, Arvidsjaur, Innsbruck, Moselvalley, Geneva, Lisbon, Basel, Vosges, Munich, Trieste, Barcelona, Nürburgring, Frankfurt, Spa, Berlin, Wuppertal, Dortmund, Como, Monaco, Saint-Tropez, Tegernsee, Hamburg, Lübeck, Madrid, Stuttgart, Faro, Hochgurgl
[2017] > Düsseldorf, Mallorca, Geneva, Annecy, Montafon, Vorarlberg, Barcelona, Zürich, Crete, Lisbon, Cascais, Málaga, Ronda, Dolomiti, Sistiana, Kitzbühel
Ni3lS no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2009, 08:43 PM   #544
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,612
Likes (Received): 19400

Yet you survived...
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2009, 08:59 PM   #545
Goyazny
ja u pidzami
 
Goyazny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 633
Likes (Received): 155

Great video! (Like you were driving 400 kmh.) No, for real , in normal speed this would last 1/2 hour. Who could watch that? Thank's. This route is impressive .
__________________
who was once, will be again, who wasn't ever, wouldn't be never
Goyazny no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2009, 09:59 PM   #546
Timon91
Error
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: just outside Germany
Posts: 5,783
Likes (Received): 46

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ni3lS View Post
Gotthard tunnel sucks. I was like dying in there last year.
Next week I'm going through the Channel Tunnel by train. Let's see if I get bored to death

-edit: they changed that smiley again, this is really ugly.
__________________
My Flickr account.
Some of my photoseries: Northern Ireland, Prague, Boston, Alaska part 1, 2, 3, Smoggy Moscow, Warsaw, Wrocław, Kiev, Donetsk, Odessa and Chişinău.
Timon91 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #547
Ni3lS
Moderator
 
Ni3lS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Stuttgart
Posts: 16,470
Likes (Received): 3442

Lol. I'm going thru the same gotthard tunnel again this summer. My mom booked a hotel near to Luzern. Too bad it's the shortest way to Italy Nah just joking. I love the highway and landscapes. Just inside the tunnel sucks.
__________________
MY SHOWCASE
FLICKR / MY TRAVELS:
[2016] > Norway, Valencia, Arvidsjaur, Innsbruck, Moselvalley, Geneva, Lisbon, Basel, Vosges, Munich, Trieste, Barcelona, Nürburgring, Frankfurt, Spa, Berlin, Wuppertal, Dortmund, Como, Monaco, Saint-Tropez, Tegernsee, Hamburg, Lübeck, Madrid, Stuttgart, Faro, Hochgurgl
[2017] > Düsseldorf, Mallorca, Geneva, Annecy, Montafon, Vorarlberg, Barcelona, Zürich, Crete, Lisbon, Cascais, Málaga, Ronda, Dolomiti, Sistiana, Kitzbühel
Ni3lS no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2009, 02:41 PM   #548
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,612
Likes (Received): 19400

A13 Bellinzona - St. Margrethen

click on the title to view the full set of 182 pictures

The A13 is a major north-south highway that is up to motorway specs in many parts. It runs through eastern Switzerland, and can provide an alternative to the Gotthard route. The A13 contains the San Bernardinotunnel, a 6.9 kilometer long tunnel through the main chain of the Alps. This tunnel is located significantly higher than the Gotthard, and especially the southern approach is steep.

route:
[IMG]http://i44.************/igm05w.png[/IMG]

1. The A13 narrows to one lane here for a short distance.
image hosted on flickr


2. After that, it's a narrow 2x2 road.
image hosted on flickr


3. Chur is still 111 kilometers. That's an 1,5 hour drive.
image hosted on flickr


4. Roveredo exit. The A13 is now a one lane autostrasse.
image hosted on flickr


5. But turns into a full motorway after Roveredo.
image hosted on flickr


6. Exit Lostallo.
image hosted on flickr


7. Sortie, Ausfahrt, Uscita, you can find it all in Switzerland.
image hosted on flickr


8. Landscape.
image hosted on flickr


9. The A13 narrows to a one lane express road.
image hosted on flickr


10. Exit Mesocco.
image hosted on flickr


11. overheated?
image hosted on flickr


12. It's quite a climb up the San Bernardino.
image hosted on flickr


13. Pian San Giacomo. Trucks are crawling up at 30 km/h
image hosted on flickr


14. Exit San Bernardino. Snow is laying around here.
image hosted on flickr


15. Had to wait for 10 minutes here because of roadworks at the other end of the tunnel.
image hosted on flickr


16. The northern end of the tunnel.
image hosted on flickr


17. Zürich is also signed now.
image hosted on flickr


18. View into the Rhine valley.
image hosted on flickr


19. Exit Medels.
image hosted on flickr


20. I am gonna overtake this slowpoke from Germany.
image hosted on flickr


21. Exit Splügen.
image hosted on flickr


22. Exit Sufers.
image hosted on flickr


23. A tunnel. There are many of them on this part of A13.
image hosted on flickr


24. Exit Rofla. Juf is the highest village of Switzerland.
image hosted on flickr


25. Exit Andeer.
image hosted on flickr


26. 4 lanes here.
image hosted on flickr


27. Another set of tunnels.
image hosted on flickr


28. Exit Thusis-Süd. A major exit, also leading to St. Moritz.
image hosted on flickr


29. 2x2 again.
image hosted on flickr


30. Thusis-Nord.
image hosted on flickr


31. Nice chance to overtake this line of trucks and caravans.
image hosted on flickr


32. Exit Rothenbrunnen.
image hosted on flickr


33. Chur is only 16km now. Biggest town on A13.
image hosted on flickr


34. another tunnel-bridge-tunnel combination.
image hosted on flickr


35. Exit Reichenau.
image hosted on flickr


36. Finally, the motorway begins again.
image hosted on flickr


37. Chur-Süd. Also leading to famous Arosa
image hosted on flickr


38. Chur-Süd.
image hosted on flickr


39. Distances. The valley becomes much wider after Chur.
image hosted on flickr


40. Chur-Nord.
image hosted on flickr


41. The A13 has a wide median, and no shoulders through here.
image hosted on flickr


42. To make sure you're not on a regular highway with upcoming traffic.
image hosted on flickr


43. Exit Zizers.
image hosted on flickr


44. Exit Landquart. Also leading to Davos.
image hosted on flickr


45. München and Feldkirch are also signed now.
image hosted on flickr


46. Exit Maienfeld.
image hosted on flickr


47. Exit Bad Ragaz. Pavement wasn't too good for the next 25km.
image hosted on flickr


48. That mountain is in Liechtenstein.
image hosted on flickr


49. Interchange Sarganserland. The A3 ends here. Goes to Zürich and Basel.
image hosted on flickr


50. Three countries on one sign.
image hosted on flickr


51. I'm going for München.
image hosted on flickr


52. Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, is also signed here.
image hosted on flickr


53. Exit Trübbach. All those mountains are in Liechtenstein.
image hosted on flickr


54. Exit Sevelen. Also to Vaduz. The Liechtenstein border is only a few hundred meter to the east here.
image hosted on flickr


55. I went for diesel here. They didn't sold korridor-vignettes for Austria here unfortunatly. Good reason to try out the route through Bregenz.
image hosted on flickr


56. Exit Buchs. Schaan is the biggest town of Liechtenstein.
image hosted on flickr


57. Exit Haag.
image hosted on flickr


58. München is still 238 km, but it's only like 170 after you enter the A96 at Lindau, and Lindau is not really 68 km from here, so there has to be a miscalculation somewhere.
image hosted on flickr


59. Exit Sennwald.
image hosted on flickr


60. Exit Oberriet.
image hosted on flickr


61. St. Gallen is already along the A1.
image hosted on flickr


62. Exit Kriessern.
image hosted on flickr


63. Exit Widnau.
image hosted on flickr


64.
image hosted on flickr


65. München is signed via this exit, Au, but I wanted to clinch A13.
image hosted on flickr


66. St. Margrethen
image hosted on flickr


67. End of A13, begin of A1. These situations are rare in Europe. A1 also curves off to the west after here.
image hosted on flickr


68. Notice the E-numbers.
image hosted on flickr
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2009, 03:14 PM   #549
Dinivan
BANNED
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Barcelona, Catalonia, EU
Posts: 683
Likes (Received): 7

Out of curiosity, ChrisZwolle, do you just choose a country from time to time and drive along all its roads taking pictures and videos? you must love driving!
Dinivan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #550
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,612
Likes (Received): 19400

Well, I do roadtrips, which are entirely for the sake of driving and clinching new roads. This one was a vacation for me, I also went out to touristic spots around Interlaken (Grindelwald, Hasliberg, Kandersteg, Adelboden, Lauterbrunnen), but I do take pics on my vacations too, except for roads I already have pictured.

I must say just driving without taking pics is more relaxing though.
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2009, 03:45 PM   #551
Verso
Islander
 
Verso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ljubljana
Posts: 22,087
Likes (Received): 4749

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisZwolle View Post
4. Roveredo exit. The A13 is now a one lane autostrasse.
image hosted on flickr
Great pics again! I was in Switzerland when they measured the highest temperature in Grono in 2003 - ~41°C, I think. The highest temperature in Switzerland was measured in the coldest canton (Graubünden).
Verso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #552
Energy2003
überall zuhause
 
Energy2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Feldkirch (A)! D+CH+FL+Ashford, UK
Posts: 7,167

between Liechtenstein und St. Margrethen the Highway was just built in the 90´s


Before it was a "death-route" with a lot of radar controls


btw: Diesel is more expensive in CH and FL than in Austria
__________________
Dresscode: Kleidung nicht zwingend erforderlich!

1000 y.o. hometown? yes! Feldkirch

Österreich - nur ein kleines Land ... dafür eines der Besten
Energy2003 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2009, 05:20 PM   #553
earthJoker
Ölm
 
earthJoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Zürich
Posts: 2,806
Likes (Received): 1988

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisZwolle View Post
48. That mountain is in Liechtenstein.
image hosted on flickr
No, that's the Gonzen which is in Siwtzerland.

Tnx for the pics anyway.
__________________
Is that you, John Wayne? Is this me?

See you in the Swiss Forum on skyscrapercity.com
earthJoker no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2009, 05:28 PM   #554
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,612
Likes (Received): 19400

I thought it was the Falknis, which is at the border of FL and CH.
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2009, 06:25 PM   #555
Buddy Holly
BANNED
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Prishtina, RKS.
Posts: 6,133
Likes (Received): 120

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisZwolle View Post
I must say just driving without taking pics is more relaxing though.
If you have a remote-controlled DSLR, taking pics while driving is a snap.
Buddy Holly no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2009, 08:48 AM   #556
earthJoker
Ölm
 
earthJoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Zürich
Posts: 2,806
Likes (Received): 1988

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisZwolle View Post
I thought it was the Falknis, which is at the border of FL and CH.
Can't be the Falknis, the Falknis has the Fläscherberg in front of it and the Pass of St.Lutzisteig. (I was once 3 weeks in the Army in St.Lutzisteig).
__________________
Is that you, John Wayne? Is this me?

See you in the Swiss Forum on skyscrapercity.com
earthJoker no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 18th, 2009, 03:59 PM   #557
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,612
Likes (Received): 19400

A1 Zürich - Bern

Click on the title to view the full set

The A1 is one of the most important intercity motorways in Switzerland, running from Genève to St. Margrethen on a cross-country route. This set covers about 110 kilometers of it, from Zürich to the capital Bern.

route:
[IMG]http://i42.************/b4uoea.png[/IMG]

1. Kreuz Limattal.
image hosted on flickr


2. Distances.
image hosted on flickr


3. Exit Dietikon. The A1 has 2x3 lanes.
image hosted on flickr


4. Big overhead restaurant.
image hosted on flickr


5. Exit Wettingen-Ost.
image hosted on flickr


6. Exit Neuenhof. The A1 is duplexed with A3 through here.
image hosted on flickr


7. Exit sign + tunnel.
image hosted on flickr


8. Another tunnel.
image hosted on flickr


9. Exit Baden-West.
image hosted on flickr


10. Verzweigung Birrfeld.
image hosted on flickr


11. Lausanne is signed too.
image hosted on flickr


12. Left to Bern, right to Basel.
image hosted on flickr


13. Bad pavement begins.... Really bumpy ride for the next 30 or so km.
image hosted on flickr


14. Mägenwil.
image hosted on flickr


15. Exit Lenzburg.
image hosted on flickr


16. Exit Aarau-Ost.
image hosted on flickr


17. Exit Aarau-West.
image hosted on flickr


18. Rest area Kölliken-Nord. Landscape is not really stunning through here.
image hosted on flickr


19. Exit Oftringen.
[img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3323/3636638162_192178234c.jpg?v=0[/img

20. Verzweigung Wiggertal
image hosted on flickr


21. A2 joins here for a few kilometers.
image hosted on flickr


22. Exit Rothrist.
image hosted on flickr


23. Bern is only 60km now.
image hosted on flickr


24. Verzweigung Härkingen.
image hosted on flickr


25. End of the A2 concurrency.
image hosted on flickr


26. Pavement
image hosted on flickr


27. Exit Oensingen.
image hosted on flickr


28. Exit Niederbipp.
image hosted on flickr


29. Exit Wangen an der Aare.
image hosted on flickr


30. A1 was quite busy in the northbound direction.
image hosted on flickr


31. Stupid Dutchmen everywhere
image hosted on flickr


32. Rest Area Deitingen-Nord.
image hosted on flickr


33. Verzweigung Luterbach. Note that motorway interchanges are not far apart in this part of Switzerland.
image hosted on flickr


34. A5 ends here (or begins)
image hosted on flickr


35. Exit Kriegstetten.
image hosted on flickr


36. Exit Kirchberg.
image hosted on flickr


37. Verzweigung Schönbühl. Begin of A6 concurrency. Not that there are a lot of concurrencies in Switzerland.
image hosted on flickr


38. A6 also leads to Biel/Bienne.
image hosted on flickr


39. Verzweigung Wankdorf.
image hosted on flickr


40. I head for Interlaken. Right follows A1 to Lausanne.
image hosted on flickr


41. Eek, what a messy signs.
image hosted on flickr
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 18th, 2009, 05:59 PM   #558
Verso
Islander
 
Verso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ljubljana
Posts: 22,087
Likes (Received): 4749

The Zürich-Bern motorway should be 6-laned all the way.
Verso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 18th, 2009, 07:50 PM   #559
lpioe
Registered User
 
lpioe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,141
Likes (Received): 18

The Canton of Aargau wants to extend it to 6 lanes from Birrfeld to Wiggertal (32km). But it could take up to 20 years till it's done. Estimated cost is 1.1 Billion CHF.

Edit: There is also a project for 6 lanes between Wiggertal and Härkingen, where A1 and A2 run. Earliest start of construction is 2011.
__________________




3ds Max Script to create stadium stands for given c-values


my stadium designs (all WIP / unfinished...)

1 - 2 - 3 - 4


Last edited by lpioe; June 18th, 2009 at 07:55 PM.
lpioe no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 19th, 2009, 09:51 AM   #560
Coccodrillo
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 7,200
Likes (Received): 768

Quote:
Originally Posted by Verso View Post
The Zürich-Bern motorway should be 6-laned all the way.
Like for the Gotthard tunnel, and unlike the rest of Europe, the Government is more interested in railways, with plans to increase capacity and frequency of trains.
__________________
1.6.2016: Basistunnel!

für Güter die Bahn ~ pour vos marchandises le rail ~ chi dice merci dice ferrovia
Coccodrillo no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
schweiz

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium