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Old October 19th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #101
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The N339 and a small turing of go too 1993m.

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Motorways = highways

No national roads. Ok?
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Old October 19th, 2007, 06:33 PM   #102
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Does Ausria or swizz have any high motorways, or do they follow the deep river valleys which don´t go higher than 1000 m usually?
North entrance of Taurentunnel on A10 reaches about 1300 to 1400 m above sea level. This August (and many more years back) there fell 10-20 cm of snow.
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Old October 19th, 2007, 06:39 PM   #103
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North entrance of Taurentunnel on A10 reaches about 1300 to 1400 m above sea level. This August (and many more years back) there fell 10-20 cm of snow.
this is the most amazing motorway I´ve travelled on, the landscape is like some deep Rila mountain valley there but a motorway leads there, quite amazing that they have constructed a motorway that leads through such difficult terrain but also bad that they damaged the environment there with that.
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Old October 19th, 2007, 08:49 PM   #104
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The Swiss A13/E43 is 1650 m above sea level. thats gotta be one of the higest in Europe?
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Old October 19th, 2007, 09:16 PM   #105
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^ I don't think the motorway part of it goes that high, only the 2-lane-expressway part of it.

The highest Swiss motorway should be the A2/E35 by the southern portal of the Gotthard Tunnel, at an altitude of about 1,140 m.

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Old October 19th, 2007, 11:30 PM   #106
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The Swiss A13/E43 is 1650 m above sea level. thats gotta be one of the higest in Europe?
As said, the A13 is not a motorway there. It has mostly 1 lane per direction.

Heading north, the motorway stops at Messoco-Sud, which is at approximatly 560m.

Heading south, the motorway stops at Thusis-Nord, which is at approximatly 670m.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 02:09 AM   #107
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North entrance of Taurentunnel on A10 reaches about 1300 to 1400 m above sea level. This August (and many more years back) there fell 10-20 cm of snow.
Snow in August at 1400m of altitude?!?

That's really weird. I've been several times in the Alps in August, and to see some snow/ice you usually have to go up to 3000m or more.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 03:29 AM   #108
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China will have one day full expressway to Lhasa. Now highest i can see with help of Google Earth is 2+2 lane stretch (but without grade-separated acces or control of access) ending in Daotanghe, that have 3470 m in highest point.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 01:53 PM   #109
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The section pictured above doesnt seem anyway near to 3470m.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 02:29 PM   #110
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Snow in August at 1400m of altitude?!?

That's really weird.
It happens every few years. Of course, this snow quickly melts, but still makes big mess in holiday traffic.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 02:32 PM   #111
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It must be fun!
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Old November 6th, 2007, 01:20 AM   #112
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Llogara Pass is the highest road link in Albania, not exactly a highway but a very important road segment nonetheless. It's built around the hills of Llogara, 800 m above sea level, offering spectacular scenery.



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Old November 6th, 2007, 04:23 AM   #113
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This is probably the highest motorway in the world. The first time I saw the height of the Eisenhower tunnel, I actually thought it was a mistake.

I still can't figure out how the I-70 can climb that much... does anyone have some photos?
Colorado is a pretty high state (highest average elevation in the States) From Denver, it's about 100 kilometers west, so it's enough of a distance for it to climb to that height.

Next time I go up there, I'll bring my camera.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 02:57 PM   #114
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The highest point of Slovak highway system will be on highway D1 near town Štrba under High Tatras mountains. It will bemore than 900 m above the see level. However, there is many roads which are higher that this highway.


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Old November 6th, 2007, 04:55 PM   #115
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Looks a bit depressing.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #116
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Looks a bit depressing.
It's bad quality of the photos.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #117
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Highest points of czech motorways

Well, I can add data for all motorways in the Czech Republic, so there they are:

D1 near Jihlava (km 104) - 655 masl
D2 near Brno (km 1) - 197 masl
D3 near Austrian border (planned, km 171) - 659 masl
D5 near German border (km 139) - 601 masl
D8 near German border (km 90) - 644 masl
D11 near Trutnov (planned, km 152) - 541 masl

We have also expressways and there may be some higher points, but I have no data about it
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Old November 17th, 2007, 10:01 PM   #118
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The section pictured above doesnt seem anyway near to 3470m.
Just take a note that snowline in tibet is near 5000 m. Two more pics from panoramio:
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hi res http://www.panoramio.com/photos/original/3633071.jpg
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Old November 18th, 2007, 06:47 AM   #119
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For the ones I know in Canada:
BC-5 Hope - Merritt -> Coquihalla Summit 1,244m
AB-1 Calgary - Banff -> Scott Lake Hill 1,410m
BC-5 Merritt - Kamloops -> Clapperton Creek Summit 1,445m
BC-97C Merritt - Peachland -> Pennask Summit 1,728m
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I think most of these are 1+1 highways not motorways
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This thread is not meant for ordinary highways or non-motorway passes.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 06:51 PM   #120
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A big section of the egnatia (A-2) motorway is running through the mountains, the motorway has in total 570 bridges, with a length of 41.6 Km, and 74(double tube) tunnels with a length of 100 km.
The highest bridge is the metsovitikos river bridge which is 110 m tall, and it's still u/c:





And the longest bridge of thε motorway is the arachthos bridge(u/c):

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