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Old September 5th, 2008, 02:09 PM   #701
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According to maps, there are several large Portuguese roads leading to smaller Spanish ones at the border too. :P
There can be seen similar case on SK/PL border crossing Kurov - Muszynka. On Polish side there is national road DK 75, on Slovak side there is regional third class road III/5403. Ironic is that Slovak regional road looks much better than Polish national road.

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And Slovak III/5403:



But, to be fair. Only short section of road III/5403 was reconstructed and it looks like on the pics above. Not reconstructed part looks like this:


You can find there also such ancient destination signs:


Well, there's a lot to improve in SK/PL border region...

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Old September 5th, 2008, 03:21 PM   #702
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much better than Polish national road.
Well I don't really now who the hell called this piece of shit a national road, but I must say that in Poland it is hard to find a voivodship road like that, not to mention national ones
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Old September 5th, 2008, 03:34 PM   #703
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I can hardly believe the DK-75 has such pavement. We know Polish roads used to have a lot of track formation, but these damn potholes? Must be a very remote piece of road.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 03:46 PM   #704
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That's not true! DK 75 ends earlier, on the picture we can see also local road in Poland!
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Old September 5th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #705
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Not according to Google earth or Polish wikipedia

It seems like some very unimportant border crossing though.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 04:31 PM   #706
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This border crossing is in the middle of nowhere and this section of DK75 is pretty unimportant regional road. It's only officially considered national road. It has the same regional importance as its Slovak counterpart III/5403. Some parts of this road were already reconstructed, but they still doesn't meet criteria for DK road. Nobody of course thinks this is how average Polish DK roads look like. It's just curiosity because the road which is obviously local is called Droga krajowa.

Reconstructed section of DK75 which is, however, still only local road:


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Old September 5th, 2008, 04:44 PM   #707
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THE SMALLEST BORDER IN THE WORLD

That's the smallest border in the world. It's between the spanish possesion of Peñon de Velez de la Gomera and the Moroccan mainland.

Only 35 metres of border.

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@ I want see the border between France and the Netherlands in Saint Martin and the border between France and Brazil in Guyane. Anyone has photos?
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Old September 5th, 2008, 06:07 PM   #708
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Old September 5th, 2008, 06:10 PM   #709
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As far as I know there is no road border between Brasil and French Guyana. They are building a bridge over the river Oyapock and it will be finished in 2010. Only when the bridge is finished there will be a road border passing
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Old September 5th, 2008, 07:51 PM   #711
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German - Belgian border:

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Belgium in the background

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Belgium starts at the bue sign

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Letterbox right on the border

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From Belgium to Germany: no signs at all...
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From Belgium to Germany: no signs at all...
No EU flag and speeds? Weird...
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Old September 5th, 2008, 11:07 PM   #713
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I've seen a pretty important looking 2-laned road between NL and Germany without any sign of the border. It is in the province of Limburg. When I crossed this border by bike, I didn't notice it.
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From Belgium to Germany: no signs at all...
They were probably hoping to annex a bit more of German land. Lol.
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That's not a border crossing. It's just a police checkpoint at the entrance of a bridge over a river inside French Guiana.

Currently there are no border crossings in French Guiana. The border between France and Suriname is the Maroni River, and no bridge crosses it. The border between France and Brazil is the Oyapock River, and no bridge crosses it either.

A bridge is going to be built over the Oyapock, opening the first ever land route between France and Brazil in 2010. So in 2010 there will be a border crossing between France and Brazil. I already talked about it in post #262 of this thread (here) as well as in the French highway thread (here).
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This is the story of a real oddity when concerning national borders. There is no road involved, but it's very strange nevertheless. I'm talking about the tiny reef called Märket that is located between Finland's Åland Islands and the Swedish mainland. This islet is about 3 hectares in size, and it's also the southernmost land border between Sweden and Finland.



The strange thing is this. In 1885, Finland was a grand duchy under the Russian tsar. So the tsar decided to construct a lighthouse on the reef. After a few setbacks the lighthouse was finally completed, and no one bothered to much about it. Not until 1981 when someone realized that according to the Åland convention of 1921, the lighthouse was now located on the Swedish half of the island. But the lighthouse was administered by Finland, so there were two options. Either to move the lighthouse or to redraw the border.



So after a few years it was decided to redraw the border according to the map above. Probably the most zig zag border in the world. And to complicate matters further, a Swedish provincial border also intersects the Swedish part of the reef. A real mess...
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That's not a border crossing. It's just a police checkpoint at the entrance of a bridge over a river inside French Guiana.

Currently there are no border crossings in French Guiana. The border between France and Suriname is the Maroni River, and no bridge crosses it. The border between France and Brazil is the Oyapock River, and no bridge crosses it either.

A bridge is going to be built over the Oyapock, opening the first ever land route between France and Brazil in 2010. So in 2010 there will be a border crossing between France and Brazil. I already talked about it in post #262 of this thread (here) as well as in the French highway thread (here).
I don't know how are the works on the bridge. Here we barely hear about what's going on on these parts of the country, awful! What I got are some photos of the ceremony starting the project, where there is a scale model.




Lula, as always, following the protocol, as his clothes shows...


There are also some photos of the actual situation.

Road towards St. Georges, on the border. (RN-2)








Sign in Portuguese for brazilian drivers!!





Arriving at the border town. It's funny to see European signs and license plates on a so remote place!!





The ferry. Even some British "mates" are lost in here!!








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That's the smallest border in the world. It's between the spanish possesion of Peñon de Velez de la Gomera and the Moroccan mainland.

Only 35 metres of border.

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@ I want see the border between France and the Netherlands in Saint Martin and the border between France and Brazil in Guyane. Anyone has photos?
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Today I made this video. Sorry I made it with the mobile, so you should forgive me

This is the border between Czech rep. and Slovakia on the motorway D2 that connects Brno to Bratislava. I was driving towards Bratislava, so I filmed the slovak side. You can notice that the authorities did few things, just removed some booths so you can drive through smoothly. This was a common border, where czech and slovak police were together. On the other side, direction Brno, the czech authorities already removed the everything, the booths and the rooth. There are still some works going on, but in few weeks the only thing you will notice that it was a border, it is the former big custom building, that will be probably used as a service building, like restaurants and so on.
As soon as I can, I will film the czech side.

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