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Old April 11th, 2006, 06:26 PM   #1
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The Highest Highway

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Thank you for looking into this project.
Highways are interesting, not only because its above ground but also because of the toll!
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Old April 11th, 2006, 10:46 PM   #2
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Highways around here are typically only elevated when they interchange, and theres not a single toll road in north carolina. Im going to go crazy if the proposed toll on the eastern wake expressway takes effect, tax those freakin passer-by's on 95 that dont spend any other money in the state.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 12:03 AM   #3
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Karakoram Highway Pakistan

This is an incredible highway in pakistan linking it to China. Its some 700-800 kms long and passes through some of the worlds highest mountain ranges reaching an altitude of 4733m(15524 ft).

It is labelled as the "highest metalled border crossing in the world".

At some of the places, it reaches heights of around 2000ft of vertical drop with the Indus river.
















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Old April 12th, 2006, 12:13 AM   #4
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Sorry, i messed up the pics in the posting above
anyone out there with " posting pix for newbies"


and this is a highway bridge in france

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Old April 12th, 2006, 12:18 AM   #5
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In reality, it doesn't make that impressive curve, of course: this shot was probably taken through a fish-eye lens.

Another shot:

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Old April 12th, 2006, 12:25 AM   #6
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Millau bridge is amazing. But only two suspension spans? I always thought there were more.

EDIT: nevermind, it was still under construction in that picture. I see the steel support towers.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 12:28 AM   #7
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Finally got it right and edited the first post

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In reality, it doesn't make that impressive curve, of course: this shot was probably taken through a fish-eye lens.
Donno, havent seen it yet... but it is surely one of the highest highways bridges.. but one thing though, it is technically a bridge not a simple elevated highway..so donno if it counts in it or not
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Old April 12th, 2006, 12:28 AM   #8
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And there are (as you can see on the picture I linked). The above one shows the bridge u/c.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 04:09 AM   #9
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Imigrantes Highway, São Paulo, Brazil:










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Old April 12th, 2006, 04:43 AM   #10
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Foresthill Bridge - Auburn Ca

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Old April 12th, 2006, 06:41 AM   #11
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Keep it coming
Ill post pictures soon enough
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Old April 12th, 2006, 01:17 PM   #12
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Here's the highest interstate in the United States...I-70 in Colorado



The Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel is located approximately sixty miles west of Denver, Colorado on Interstate 70. It is the highest vehicular tunnel in the world, located at an elevation of 11,013 feet at the East Portal and 11,158 feet at the West Portal. The Tunnel traverses through the Continental Divide at an average elevation of 11,112 feet. The facility lies entirely within the Arapaho National Forest and is divided by two counties, Clear Creek County at the East portal and Summit county at the West portal.

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http://www.dot.state.co.us/Eisenhower/description.asp
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Old April 12th, 2006, 07:00 PM   #13
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Trail Ridge Road in Colorado is pretty high... (U.S. 36)

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I think the highest highways are in Tibet.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 07:28 PM   #15
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I think the highest highways are in Tibet.
perhaps some jeepable roads.

But as far as i know, there is one highway in south america and the other is the karakoram highway in pakistan, that qualify as highest highways(paved roads).

Sbarn, any idea how high is that road in colorado?
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perhaps some jeepable roads.

But as far as i know, there is one highway in south america and the other is the karakoram highway in pakistan, that qualify as highest highways(paved roads).

Sbarn, any idea how high is that road in colorado?
how stupid.
Tibet has very high qulity expressways.I will post some pics later.
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Quote:
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perhaps some jeepable roads.

But as far as i know, there is one highway in south america and the other is the karakoram highway in pakistan, that qualify as highest highways(paved roads).

Sbarn, any idea how high is that road in colorado?
Some Tibet roads,I think at least they are much better than the roads in your pics.









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Old April 12th, 2006, 09:35 PM   #19
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Some Tibet roads,I think at least they are much better than the roads in your pics.
We are not comparing quality here but elevation. I think 4733m is more than 4659m.

So tibet has some beautiful high mountanious roads , but not the highest.

Any1 from south america, plz confirm the highest highway there?
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We are not comparing quality here but elevation. I think 4733m is more than 4659m.

So tibet has some beautiful high mountanious roads , but not the highest.

Any1 from south america, plz confirm the highest highway there?
the pic show 4659m,then you will say this is the highest of Tibet?

of course not the highest of Tibet.just not taking photoes of higher place.

the average of a road in Tibet is 4000 meters.and the highest place may reach 5000 meters or more.
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