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Old January 15th, 2009, 05:51 PM   #1301
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Yeah, when traffic volumes stay low, traffic lights are the cheapest solution
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Old January 15th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #1302
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China to Pakistan:



And an old picture of the border Sweden-Finland when people in Sweden drove on the left side of the road. Note the change on the middle of the bridge.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 08:01 PM   #1303
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China to Pakistan:

What a cheap solution.

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I had no idea they'd used to drive on the left in Sweden.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 08:03 PM   #1304
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What a cheap solution.
You expected a shiny fly-over on this dirt road?
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Old January 15th, 2009, 08:03 PM   #1305
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@Verso: They did so until 1967.

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Old January 15th, 2009, 08:12 PM   #1306
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Interesting, and those hours in the night they had to stop...

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You expected a shiny fly-over on this dirt road?
Where's that anyway? I can't believe it's the Karakoram Highway.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 02:52 AM   #1307
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Border Crossings entering Alaska:

Skagway Border Crossing on the Klondike Highway:
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Dalton Cache Border Crossing, heading toward Haines Alaska on the Haines Highway:
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The Alcan Border Crossing, on the Alcan Highway:
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And the best of all, Poker Creek Border Crossing on the Top of the World Highway:
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These buildings were the port of entry until 2001 when they were replaced by a newer building. The officers lived in those houses, and the house on the right with the sign out front doubled as the office.

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This building is the new office, and it is shared with Canada Border Services.

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This is what the facility looks like from the next peak.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 03:28 AM   #1308
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Neat. How 'tough' are Alaskan land border crossings?
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Old January 16th, 2009, 08:48 AM   #1309
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Neat. How 'tough' are Alaskan land border crossings?
I suspect that the inspections are very similar to those in the 'lower 48'.

If it wasn't for the sign and the flags, you'd think that that Skagway crossing was somewhere in the Alps.

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Old January 16th, 2009, 06:11 PM   #1310
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Not only did Sweden drive on the left, it voted no to driving on the right in a referendum (something like over 80% against the change!), but parliament made the change anyway 12 years later, haha...


This was in 1967. The first day of the change was a little confusing.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 07:25 PM   #1311
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There are many. In China in fact even in the same country. That's between Hong Kong and the mainland and there they do use flyovers. Others places are southern Africa, South America and a lot of places in Asia. Check this map out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Co...t_or_right.svg
The most major crossing between Hong Kong and mainland China (Shenzen) uses a series of helices to switch the sides, they are on the mainland side of the crossing.

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=2...14849&t=k&z=16

Also, a crossing between Macao (drives on left) and mainland China:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=2...29697&t=k&z=15

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Old January 16th, 2009, 10:13 PM   #1312
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Also, a crossing between Macao (drives on left) and mainland China:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=2...29697&t=k&z=15

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Interesting; I didn't know there was a road between Macau and mainland China elsewhere than on their land border in the north of Macau.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #1313
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Border beetween USA/ Mexico, in San Diego - Tijuana,
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Old January 20th, 2009, 08:36 AM   #1314
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Amazing pics!!!!

Specially the google maps!!!
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 09:57 AM   #1315
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Guys, if you want to discuss borders and border issues, please visit www.borderforum.org, a border forum which is set up by forumer Palance

Anyway, I haven't seen any pics from the major German-Polish borders recently. Have they yet started dismantling them?
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Old January 30th, 2009, 09:52 PM   #1316
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Portuguese/Spanish border (Vilar Formoso/Fuentes de Oñoro)
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Old January 31st, 2009, 05:56 PM   #1317
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Putting flag on border-crossing signs is a rather new thing here. I don't think you've seen it before; it's on this picture, but not visible, b/c another sign is in front of it.

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What a difference compared to this old one:

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Old January 31st, 2009, 06:54 PM   #1319
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I think the flag sign is quite shiny, I wonder if Radi would like it.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 07:05 PM   #1320
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I like it, makes it more personal for the persons from those countries.
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