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Old January 4th, 2010, 07:38 PM   #2581
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both stones look more like milestones to me
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Old January 4th, 2010, 08:12 PM   #2582
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Nope. The white one with the red top is definitely a border stone.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 09:25 PM   #2583
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Nope. The white one with the red top is definitely a border stone.
The border of Poland and Czech Republic. Such border stones mark a line of border:











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Old January 6th, 2010, 06:06 AM   #2584
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The San Diego - Tijuana border crossing is said to be one of the busiest in the world. It has over 25 lanes i think.
Chris - You are close, there are 24 lanes. The farthest right lane is for buses, the next 2 are SENTRI lanes (for pre-screened commuters). The rest of the traffic can use up to 21 lanes.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 03:44 PM   #2585
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Do you cross the border to México a lot??
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Old January 7th, 2010, 04:25 AM   #2586
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Do you cross the border to México a lot??
I used to. Canada as well. I used to work with technologies used at the border so I've been to many of them.

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Old January 7th, 2010, 08:10 AM   #2587
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Border Trivia

Here's a little brain teaser for all you border freaks. This is an old photo of a border crossing between El Paso TX and Juarez Mexico. Everyone knows the Rio Grande river serves as the border between Texas and Mexico. So why, if you look closely, is there a boundary monument on dry ground on the right side of the photo???


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Old January 7th, 2010, 10:26 AM   #2588
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Is that point really in Texas? The Rio Grande is only the border up until the tripoint between Texas/New Mexico and Mexico.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 01:27 PM   #2589
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Maybe border crossing was made on some kind of dike instead on the bridge and river flows underneath. That can explain border stone.

Lucky guess?
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Old January 7th, 2010, 06:09 PM   #2590
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I do know that the border in the El Paso/Juarez area was adjusted in a treaty not too long ago to follow the center of the realigned Rio Grande.

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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:43 AM   #2591
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I do know that the border in the El Paso/Juarez area was adjusted in a treaty not too long ago to follow the center of the realigned Rio Grande.

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Ding ding ding! That's right Mike - The Chamizal Treaty signed by President Kennedy did away with an area of land known as "Cordova Island", which was a little piece of Mexico north of the river that stuck into El Paso. It was created by a change in flow of the Rio Grande in the late 1800s following a flood.

The US border station and the boundary marker in the photo were located on a piece of land which today is Mexican territory. A redistribution of the Cordova area was agreed upon and the Rio was channeled so it will stay put, once again serving as the international boundary.

The the map below shows the land that was exchanged as part of the Treaty. The red dot is the approximate location of the former Cordova border crossing. These buildings, along with all others in the exchanged land, were destroyed and park lands were created on both sides of the border.

Most people think of border disputes and land swaps (as far as the continental US is concerned) as being ancient history. But this one occured during my lifetime. What's next? The Northwest Angle? Point Roberts? California?

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Old January 8th, 2010, 01:38 PM   #2592
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Slovenia-Croatia (Starod – Pasjak); the second pic is not mine.




France-Italy border at the Mont Blanc Tunnel:




Denmark-Sweden border (or sort of) at the Øresund Bridge and undersea tunnel:




Norway-Finland (Karasjok-Karigasniemi), into the far north:




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Old January 8th, 2010, 02:42 PM   #2593
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Denmark-Sweden border (or sort of) at the Øresund Bridge and undersea tunnel:


The border crossing is not at the tunnel or the toll plaza, but on the bridge a few hundred meters west of the cable stayed section.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 02:49 PM   #2594
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Norway-Sweden (Karasjok-Karigasniemi), into the far north:



You meant Norway-Finnland?
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Old January 8th, 2010, 02:52 PM   #2595
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I think that the "always use headlights" sign is stupid, because headlights are also mandatory in Norway where you came from. If you don't have headlights on when you cross the border, you'd be breaking the law in 2 countries
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Old January 8th, 2010, 02:59 PM   #2596
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I think that the "always use headlights" sign is stupid, because headlights are also mandatory in Norway where you came from. If you don't have headlights on when you cross the border, you'd be breaking the law in 2 countries
But that sign is informing what the situation of headlights is while you are in Finland. What if you didn't know that it was mandatory in Finland? If there was no sign, some people might think that it isn't mandatory and would not keep them on.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #2597
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If you came from Norway into Finland, would you have any reason to turn the lights off then??
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Old January 8th, 2010, 03:38 PM   #2598
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To save some fuel? I always turn lights off where they are not mandatory.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 03:48 PM   #2599
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on all cars that are sold as new in Denmark, the car starts with headlights on. It's legally required in Denmark.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 05:36 PM   #2600
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I think that the "always use headlights" sign is stupid, because headlights are also mandatory in Norway where you came from. If you don't have headlights on when you cross the border, you'd be breaking the law in 2 countries
in that case there shouldn't be many of those speed limit signs at tables with general speed limits (because often those speed limits are the same). not to mention signs "end of motorway" and after 100 m "beginning of motorway" just because in those 100 m is border (lots of those at D-NL border) - this is even stupid to me
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