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Old September 15th, 2014, 03:02 PM   #501
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Not really Alpine since it's not in the Alps, but here's the highest mountain pass in the Pyrenees, 2,408-meter tall Port d'Envalira in Andorra:

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Old December 27th, 2014, 01:39 AM   #502
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Road to Monte Zoncolan (Province of Udine, Italy)

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Old December 27th, 2014, 01:59 AM   #503
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Strada Panoramica delle Vette (Scenic Road of the Peaks), that makes a loop around the Monte Crostis (province of Udine, Italy). Highest elevation: 1930m. Part is paved, the rest is gravel.

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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old December 27th, 2014, 02:03 AM   #504
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SP22 road to Piave river source, 1830m (Belluno province, Italy)

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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old December 27th, 2014, 02:12 AM   #505
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SP148 road from Romano d'Ezzelino to Monte Grappa (1775m, famous WWI memorial, province of Vicenza, Italy)

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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old December 27th, 2014, 02:21 AM   #506
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Passo San Boldo: mountain road with every harpin turn built inside a tunnel, constructed during WWI (provinces of Treviso\Belluno, Italy)

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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.
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Old December 29th, 2014, 10:33 PM   #507
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These roads look really narrow, that on them 2 cars won't fit.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 02:24 PM   #508
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Russian road on Vršič pass; Slovenia, June 2015.







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Old June 16th, 2015, 02:40 PM   #509
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Why is it called 'Russian road'?
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Old June 16th, 2015, 02:41 PM   #510
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According wiki, build by Russian prisoners.
Crazy road, according wiki 50 U turns are needed to cross it O_O
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Old June 16th, 2015, 02:54 PM   #511
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According wiki, build by Russian prisoners.
Crazy road, according wiki 50 U turns are needed to cross it O_O
They're called harpin turns, an U turn is when you turn back reversing your car in the same road.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 03:21 PM   #512
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No one uses this name though. If you said "I'll drive on the Russian Road today", no one would know what you're talking about, even if you said it in Kranjska Gora or Bovec. Or if they knew (because most of us know it was built by Russians), they would say "You mean you'll drive over Vršič?".
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Old June 16th, 2015, 04:29 PM   #513
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Why is it called 'Russian road'?

Because of problems supplying the Isonzo hinterland, even before the outbreak of the war the Austrian army decided to build a mountain road over Vršič. Due to the lack of labour, they used the Russian prisoners of war for the construction. The intensive work started in autumn of 1915. In winter, on 12th March 1916, from the steep slopes of Mojstrovka an enormous avalanche buried a large number of prisoners and their guards. Nobody knows the exact number of those who died, but the data reveals that 170 to 300 Russian and 10 to 80 Austrian soldiers lost their lives. The idea of setting up a monument came while burying the victims.
http://www.slovenia.info/en/kapelica...lica=138&lng=2

The Russian Chapel at Vršič (Slovene: Ruska kapelica na Vršiču) is a Russian Orthodox chapel located on the Vršič Pass road in northwestern Slovenia. The chapel, dedicated to Saint Vladimir, was built by Russian prisoners of war engaged in forced labor in the area during World War I. It serves as both a war memorial and a symbolic link between Slovenia and Russia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia...r%C5%A1i%C4%8D
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Old July 13th, 2015, 05:07 PM   #514
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Highest road in the Alps, Colle del Sommeiller. It is unpaved but open to regular motorized traffic (requires 4x4 sturdy vehicles, or bikes).
Pics taken by me, who hiked all the way to the summit (Colle del Sommeiller, 2993 m).

















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Old July 13th, 2015, 05:32 PM   #515
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I though that that road had been closed to traffic years ago, when the skiing facility on the top shut down. If it's still open, it's the highest public road in Europe (since the A-395 road to Pico de la Veleta, Spain, 3,367 meters, is closed to motorized traffic).
However, since Colle del Sommeiller is not accessible by regular passenger cars, the record is disputable (a public road usually can be driven by any car).
The highest public road in Europe usable by any vehicle is the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96tztal_Glacier_Road .
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Old July 14th, 2015, 12:57 PM   #516
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The road is obviously open only during summer (July-September). In this period, it is unrestricted only during weekdays (Mon-Fri). During weekends it is closed at ~2150 m, where there is an alpine hut with a large parking area (pic also taken by me, there was a huge motorbike gathering last Sunday):


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Some other pictures of the Colle del Sommeiller road, as seen by the path leading to the Colle d'Etiache:










This section goes roughly from 2200 m to 2500 m.
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Old August 10th, 2015, 09:29 PM   #518
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Lindis Pass, New Zealand


Lindis Pass by Chris Gin, on Flickr


Lindis Pass #2 by Ghislain Mary, on Flickr


Lindis Pass - NZ by Garry, on Flickr
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Old August 17th, 2015, 11:58 PM   #519
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Stunning view on a minor and unknown Alpine road in Veneto:
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Old August 20th, 2015, 11:37 PM   #520
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Working on the Katschberg pass today, 1641 meters, Austrian bundessstrasse 99:











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