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Old December 20th, 2007, 10:08 AM   #81
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SCWTC4's second link is the Laurel Canyon Freeway, and it consists of one underpass.
OK, i though Laurel Canyon Fwy should be close to Laurel Canyon Blvd, which is in the San Fernando Valley (just west of Burbank).
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #82
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after a huge work i'm proud (proud? maybe sad) to show some stub ramps and uncompleted motorway/freeway from italy

5) siena: nort and south end of a 2km strech of freeway (built in the middle of nowhere)


This is quite amazing... are there any plans to complete this highway, which seems pretty pointless in its actual state... I even wonder what construction stopped this way, since it seems work was going on when it was interrupted.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:15 PM   #83
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in Vorarlberg, A14, we had such thing, but a looot of years later - a few years ago - it was connected (Wolfurt)
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Old February 9th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #84
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in Vorarlberg, A14, we had such thing, but a looot of years later - a few years ago - it was connected (Wolfurt)
edit: i passed there a few hours ago, we still have an enter to highway which is not connected
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Old February 10th, 2008, 08:23 PM   #85
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Speaking of the A14, are there any plans to built a link across the bord to meet the Swiss A13-E43 ?
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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:07 PM   #86
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Old February 11th, 2008, 10:30 AM   #87
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Speaking of the A14, are there any plans to built a link across the bord to meet the Swiss A13-E43 ?

coming from germany:

Wolfurt: Exit NEW,
enter: not connected (should have been S18 ?!)

direction germany:

exit: Wolfurt not exist
enter: NEW: cause it´s made for trucks coming from Güerbahnhof Wolfurt, it´s no classical enter, the three lanes are gooing till Pfändertunnel
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Old March 4th, 2008, 12:35 PM   #88
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Very curious thread.

A website about abandoned places in Spain (including roads): http://www.lugares-abandonados.com/ Very recommended!
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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:53 PM   #89
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Pretty cool bridge.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:07 PM   #90
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Here are a few that I know of:

In Baltimore, Interstate 70 was supposed to continue into the city limits, go to downtown, and end at I-95. This never happened; the Interstate pretty much ends at the Beltway, with a little extension heading towards the city limits. Part of the Interstate in the city was buit, though, between Greene Street and Pulaski Street. It is now part of US Route 40.



From above, you can see that the eastern terminus of I-70 where it is near the city limits was not supposed to be the terminus.



Buffalo originally planned on building an outer beltway. This naver happened. Mile Strip Road, near Hamburg, has a short stretch of Interstate-type expressway, which would've been part of that beltway. The interchange with US Route 219 is the section of Mile Strip Road that is expressway.



Interstate 990 north of Buffalo was supposed to go all the way to Lockport. It never did. It ends at Millersport Highway. The continuation of the Interstate is visible as it heads eastbound; the start of the overpass is visible.

Couldn't they revise freeway plans to cover I-70 up in the city?

Buffalo, NY needs a southern link. Perhaps twinning US 219, extending Interstate 99 north, or building a whole new interstate.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 08:14 AM   #91
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Old Bankhead Highway and Bankhead Viaduct, built in 1912 and obviously abandoned. The bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #92
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Cape Town has another one - the R300. It currently extends from Mitchell's Plain in the south to Brackenfell in the north. There are plans to extend it in both directions to make it a ring road linking the northern Atlantic suburbs to the southern False Bay suburbs, but nothing ever seems to be done about this.

This is where the R300 currently terminates in Brackenfell, where it meets the N1.

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Old June 26th, 2008, 10:55 AM   #93
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Nice bridge. When was it abandoned?
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Old June 26th, 2008, 03:11 PM   #94
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I'll have to find that bridge when I'm in Atlanta next month!
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Old June 26th, 2008, 03:19 PM   #95
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Yeah, I'll be there too within a month (if everything goes by plan), but I don't think that I get the oppurtunity to go there. I stay a bit south of Atlanta, and I don't think that I go to the city itself.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 11:41 PM   #96
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I have searched every way I can think of for information on the abandoned highway and bridge in Atlanta, and all I've been able to come up with is that this is a 370' steel cantilever bridge crossing the CSX tracks near Georgia Tech campus. In Atlanta it is affectionately called "The Bridge to Nowhere" and is the subject of many photo shoots and much love. There are also a handful of homeless folks that shelter themselves underneath the bridge.

Ok...apparently Bankhead Highway (now Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway) used to continue directly over the railroad tracks as it approached Midtown from the west side near Georgia Tech. Presently Bankhead ends and splits into Northside Drive going north and south - running parallell to the railroad tracks instead of crossing them; therefore, there was no longer a need for the bridge. Google map: http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&ie=U...,0.031929&z=15


Another photo I found that gives a better idea of the location:

http://tk-jk.net/tksguide/BridgeFold...toNowhere.html

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Old June 27th, 2008, 11:40 AM   #97
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There is a couple of them in Stockholm... (Pics from wikipedia)


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Old June 29th, 2008, 10:19 PM   #98
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Why so?
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Old June 29th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #99
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They build a tunnel there instead.
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Old July 1st, 2008, 03:27 AM   #100
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Do you think cities are better or worse off for giving up on their highway plans?

Seeing as there a fair number of threads here about wasted highway plans through urban areas, do you think on a whole cities are better for them?

Personally, after doing some thinking on the subject, I'm thinking urban highway execution may be more of the problem than the highways themselves. For example, many blame highways for tearing up city neighbourhoods. But why not invest in tunneling them, or designing them to be as non intrusive as possible (ie: build below grade and have bridges over it). Some dislike the pollution they cause, but knowing this is an important health issue why have we not spent the last 50 years developing fuel efficient engines rather than muscle cars or SUVs? (Other issues as well that I could go into, but my gf wants the computer and I have to make dinner)

There are many arguments against urban highways, but in good conditions they can be a fantastic way to move across an urban area and keep through traffic off city streets.
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