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Old July 1st, 2007, 02:46 PM   #41
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Once planned motorways in the western part of NL:



There were once wild plans for a superhighway from Rotterdam to the north. This road was supposed to have only a few exits near big cities and run parallel next to some other motorways. Not a single centimeter was actually build but a few marks in the landscape remain till today:

Here you can see te start, near Rotterdam, that round curve on the edge of the forest was supposed to be a cloverleaf junction between the superhighway and the second ring of Rotterdam (also never build btw)



Further north, northwest of Amsterdam, this superhighway was planned to cross the A8 which is also never built (they are still planning to, though)

on the left you can see the A9 and on the right the end of the A8, the purple line in the middle coming from the south is the cancelled superhighway A16, the crossing purple line is the still planned A8 exstension


This is what you can see today, look at the curved waterway in the middle:



Visible remains A3, Amsterdam-Rotterdam. They actually started on this one. the space for a junction with the A10 ringroad around Amsterdam was reserved, now the area is being built but you can see the outlines vaguely
http://maps.google.nl/?ie=UTF8&ll=52...&t=k&z=15&om=1

further south you can see the tracé clearly and the junction with the A9 was almost completed. The space reservation can be followed a few kilometers to the south.
http://maps.google.nl/?ie=UTF8&ll=52...&t=k&z=14&om=1

South of Amsterdam, red are excisting Motorways and purple never build ones. the purple line on the left is The A3, the one in the middle was the A9 shortcut and the purple line in the lower right corner is the A6


Visible remains A7, which was planned to go from Purmerend straight to Amsterdam instead of the current route via Zaandam. You can see that the Motorway makes a tight turn to the southwest , at that point was a junction planned and the A7 should go southwards if it was built.
http://maps.google.nl/?ie=UTF8&ll=52...&t=k&z=15&om=1

The A80 was planned to go from Haarlem to Hilversum and maybe further, only the now excisting exit Hilversum is really visible as a part of this highway, it was supposed to be the junction with the A27:


A closer look:


the A30-A1 junction near Barneveld, planned as a cloverleaf but now a simple exit, the A30, coming from the south ends here but was, and still is, planned to go north towards Almere

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Old July 2nd, 2007, 01:36 AM   #42
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Cape Town, South Africa - the highways run on the foreshore in between downtown Cape Town and the harbor. There are many urban legends about why these highways which actually got built from both the east and west and only stopped literally 100 meters from being joined never got finished. Some suggests that the engineer had missed the alignment of the west and east segment of the highway and was forced to abandon the project, the project ran out of cash while others suggest that the city realized that the highways should not have been suspended as it cuts out the city from the magnificent views of the harbor and sea. Today these highways are a hit with stunts-men who like to perform stunts for both local and international movies and adverts.

West side of the highways

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East side

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Now the disused highway is used as a parking lot, LOL

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Old July 2nd, 2007, 08:07 AM   #43
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Are there any current plans to connect them?

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Old July 2nd, 2007, 11:08 AM   #44
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Wow, that one is Cape Town looks really cool, maybe even a bit surrealistic.
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 12:04 PM   #45
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Poland, Krakow.
From West we drive into Kraków A-4, pass city and... its the end of highway

Its not abandoned at all. Road construction contiunes even as we speak, albeit painfully slooow:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=732
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Old August 15th, 2007, 01:29 AM   #46
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in Atlanta, Stone Mtn. Pkwy US78 and GA166 at one point were scheduled to be connected. but was quickly shot down. I think it was going to be called I-420.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 09:18 AM   #47
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in Atlanta, Stone Mtn. Pkwy US78 and GA166 at one point were scheduled to be connected. but was quickly shot down. I think it was going to be called I-420.
Actually, I believe that US 78 was to continue in to connect to I-75/85 at GA 10. There was also to be a major north-south freeway connecting GA 400 at I-85 with (IIRC) I-675 at I-285. I'm not sure how GA 166 east was to fit into that all, but the major interchange where the first two were to meet is where the Carter library is now. Large portions of their never-used RsOW are clearly visible in Google's high-res air images of Atlanta's east side.

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Old October 31st, 2007, 09:31 PM   #48
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Unfinished/Unconstructed/Demolished Highways/Motorways/Freeways

CA 2 - Beverly Hills Freeway/Glendale Freeway in Los Angeles

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3...&t=k&z=16&om=1

CA 90 - Slauson Freeway/Richard M Nixon Freeway/Marina Expressway

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3...&t=k&z=14&om=1

I 710 - Long Beach Freeway

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3...&t=k&z=16&om=1

Harbor Transitway (I-110 Carpool Lanes)

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3...&t=k&z=17&om=1

CA 170 - Laurel Canyon Freeway

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=3...&t=k&z=17&om=1
(This one is very difficult to find. There is a portion of the 170 completed in North Hollywood, but this is part of the Hollywood Freeway. The freeway would have gone south from there and gone to LAX)

What do you have in other parts of the world?
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Old October 31st, 2007, 09:56 PM   #49
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What about the 110 gap in Pasadena, and the 71 gap in Pomona?

the Netherlands:
A4 ending near Delft:


A very wide viaduct near Groningen. It was planned as a ringroad around the city.


N355 near Leeuwarden, 2x2 with emergency lanes, early plan for A7 (which now runs 30km to the south)


Old exit IJsselstein on the A2 just south of Utrecht.


In North Holland, strange shape (of an exit)


Viaduct over nothing near Roosendaal.


The most (in)famous one in the Netherlands, groundworks for the A4 between The Hague and Rotterdam started in the 1960's, however, there is still no motorway (but a lot of traffic jams).


Extra viaduct near Standdaarbuiten (North Brabant)


N348/N345 near Zutphen. This was ment to be the A48 motorway.


Unused bridge in Interchange De Hogt near Eindhoven (is being reconstructed as we speak).


Preparations for an A33, however it's still the N33:


In the now reconstructed IC Vaanplein near Rotterdam had some suspicious bridges too.


Old maps are also very interesting:
Here an planned A23 (east-west from Lelystad to Kampen)


Planned A6, not build, also old road numbering.


Old E10 planned, not build, that section near Visvliet is also nothing now.


Planned A18 to Nordhorn (not build), the A1 (east-west) is completed long ago.


Planned ring around Eindhoven, all three planned routes aren't build.


A3 Amsterdam-Rotterdam planned (not build), as well as an extended A16 Rotterdam - Haarlem (not build)


N267:




Viaduct prepared for 2x2


another one.


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Old October 31st, 2007, 10:45 PM   #50
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The 110 gap is not really a gap. It's a parkway and there's no way that it's going to be expanded. The 71 just needs to be completed already. That intersection where the traffic spills onto is a mess.
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There is one in Estonia also, believe it or not . I haven't got pictures of it, but you can see it from Google maps:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=h&...64,0.1157&z=13
As you can see, the E20 is the yellow line going through the village of Viitna. The upper arch was the bypass which even has a viaduct with 2 on and 2 off ramps.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 12:56 AM   #52
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I think we already have such thread.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 01:25 AM   #53
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Viaduct over nothing near Roosendaal.
It is actually going over something, a pipeline from Rotterdam to Antwerp lies beneath the ground there.

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In the now reconstructed IC Vaanplein near Rotterdam had some suspicious bridges too.

The encircled part will be used in the future, i believe. the other viaducts are abandoned when the junction was reconstructed
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Old November 1st, 2007, 01:49 AM   #54
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I have found an old stretch of the motorway C-17 between Vic and Granollers. Now, it's a kind of resting area.





In one of the lanes, they have built a parking.


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Old November 1st, 2007, 02:01 AM   #55
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Nice thread, I like it when you drive on a shiny motorway and of a sudden it ends very fast and turns into a very narrow road or intho a raod that goes through villages, ofcourse if that part is not too long.
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I like it when you drive on a shiny motorway and of a sudden it ends very fast and turns into a very narrow road or intho a raod that goes through villages
I'd rather have it the other way round
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Old November 7th, 2007, 08:05 PM   #57
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The bad part about the I-710 gap in Los Angeles is that trucks must either go to I-605 about 10 miles east, or use I-5 which goes to Glendale and is frequently congested. It leaves downtown with a ton of truck traffic and creates traffic problems for I-210, I-10, I-710 directly and traffic gets worse on all other LA freeways. CA-2 never being completed really hurts the 5.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 10:02 PM   #58
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Abandoned Highway in NY.

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Old November 8th, 2007, 10:06 PM   #59
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And here's another great link i found about Pennsylvania Turnpike's Abandoned Sections.

http://www.pahighways.com/toll/abandonedturnpike.html

Huge investment with tunnels and everything!

And a good history link:

http://www.gribblenation.com/breezewood/1981.html
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That new York piece is interesting, but where the hell is it? It doesn't look like it's in an urban area, and upstate New York is pretty big.
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