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Old April 12th, 2006, 11:08 PM   #21
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would be wonderfull if u could confirm that and post some pics of the 5000M+ highway
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Old April 13th, 2006, 01:18 PM   #22
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very good
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Old April 13th, 2006, 03:40 PM   #23
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There's several passes above 5000 meters in Tibet, i believe the highest is 5348, but there not on the Golmud-Lhasa-Nepali border highway from the pictures above, and the conditions are definetly as good. But some of them will be very soon.
So talking about highways, maybe the Karakoram, but the highest roads are in Tibet although the road from India to Kashmir has >5000 passes aswell.
Sorry i can't post any picturesat the moment.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 03:47 PM   #24
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Karakoram being the highest road in the world is a rural legend.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 04:30 PM   #25
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i m not claiming kkh to be the highest, though i found some articles which say it is.

the following text appears on the pilot guides website:

"The Karakoram is the highest highway in the world. Linking Pakistan with China, it took 30 years to build and is truly one of the greatest feats of engineering since the Pyramids.
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SOURCE:http://www.pilotguides.com/destinati...um_highway.php

btw, even pakistan has a lot of passes upto 6000m and roads that are higher than kkh, but imo they dont qualify for paved highways.

i'm still waiting for some one to confirm the highest highway in south america.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 05:10 PM   #26
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The highest highway of the American continent:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan-American_Highway
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Old April 13th, 2006, 08:53 PM   #27
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Nice work
BTW: Next time, try to post the original thing if you can
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Old April 14th, 2006, 09:22 AM   #28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nathanh6686
Foresthill Bridge - Auburn Ca

Oh my goodness! I won't dare to go up here, with my fear of heights....
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Old April 17th, 2006, 12:27 PM   #29
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Quote:
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Oh my goodness! I won't dare to go up here, with my fear of heights....
Why fear?
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Old April 19th, 2006, 04:16 PM   #30
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In France, the highest highway in the "A75" (the viaduc of Millau takes part of this highway). The highest point is the "Col de la Fageole" (near the city of St Flour) with 1114 meters.





The road just beside the Highway:




In the French alps there is a highway project (A51: from Grenoble to Aix en Provence). The highest point is the "Col Bayard" (near the city of Gap) with 1248 meters:


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Old April 19th, 2006, 07:03 PM   #31
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Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (2.576 m)











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Old April 19th, 2006, 07:46 PM   #32
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very nice
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Beautiful work
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Old April 20th, 2006, 06:47 PM   #34
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The highest point of a French road is 2802m:




The Europe's highest road is in Spain in the Sierra Nevada at the "Pico del Veleta" (3398m):


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Old April 21st, 2006, 11:10 AM   #35
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 12:09 AM   #36
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Great roads!
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 05:05 AM   #38
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The Qinghai-Xizang highway has an average height of over 4000m, the road to cross over 3 high mountains with some road's highest point as 4700m in Kunlun Range, 4800m in Fenghuo Mountain, 5150m in Tangula Range (Yakou). It's world's highest paved highway.

The Xinjiang-Xizang (Xinzang) highway has an average height of over 4500m. Its highest point is 5433m! (It was mistaken as 6700m, but using GPS to measure as 5433m altitude). It's world highest unpaved highway. It was built in 1957.

Xinzang highway







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Old April 22nd, 2006, 05:44 AM   #39
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The world highest paved highway, QInghai-Xizang Highway.

The highest point is Tanggula Mountain section, which is 5231m altitude

google some pictures of this section


The road sign says it's 5231m in altitude








There is also world's highest railroad!


It is located on the board of QInghai and Xizang





Fenghuo Mountaing


Road through Kunlun Range


Qingzang highway. The metal sticks are used to prevent frozen of the roadbed




Beautiful highways in Xizang


Near Lasa
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 05:57 AM   #40
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I found this Qinghai-Xizang Highway height diagram. It clearly show all the high points of the road.

The left end is Germu city (2815m altitude) in Qinghai, and the right end is Lasa city ( 3654m altitude) in Xizang (Tibet). The total length of this section of the Highway is 1160 Km!

The 3 high points from left to right are Kunlun Range 4765m altitude, Fenghuo Mountain 5010m altitude, Tanggula Range 5231m altitude

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