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Old February 11th, 2009, 03:52 PM   #1381
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I also thought they indicate speed limits(one arrow - one car, two arows - cars passing each other), but then I saw somewhere in Germany 160/100, so it can't be that.
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Old February 11th, 2009, 04:04 PM   #1382
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In Germany there are these signs at bridges and culverts and I understood that these are for military vehicles or smth like that...
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Old February 11th, 2009, 04:06 PM   #1383
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They are for military purposes indeed and they indicate the tonnage a bridge can carry at the time. So this one can carry 100 tonnes (or two - three heavy tanks).
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Old February 11th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #1384
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Those are so called Military Load Class signs (Militärische Lastenklasse), which indicate the maximal weight of military vehicles that can safely pass f.e. a bridge.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milit%C...e_Lastenklasse

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Old February 11th, 2009, 04:40 PM   #1385
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Do you have any idea whether this situation/those signs still exist (since both countries are in Schengen now)?
I don't know, but why not? It's still the Slovenian-Italian border. But I suppose they've removed the fence, if they've bothered.

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Their being in Schengen doesn't impact whether those signs are there or not. I could imagine that the ITALIA sign is still there while the Slovenes have replaced theirs with a blue EU sign.
I took the photo in 2007, so when we were already in EU, therefore I'm not sure, if anything's changed in that regard.
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Old February 11th, 2009, 04:45 PM   #1386
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I hope that I have the time in May to make a short drive on this road. (and make some picturs, of course...)
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Old February 11th, 2009, 05:32 PM   #1387
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OK, but are they in the official list os Swedish signs?
Yep
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Old February 20th, 2009, 09:01 PM   #1388
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 12:26 PM   #1389
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Still this guy let the drugs dog check me when he saw I was Dutch
When I was coming to Canada in 1994, I had two plastic bags of marjoram, a spice that when dried, may remotely resemble the commonly smoked green plant.

( If you don't know what it is, check here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjoram )

The officer who was testing the contents of the bag had a definitely disappointed face once she got the negative result .

That held me for more than an hour.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 12:39 PM   #1390
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Those are so called Military Load Class signs (Militärische Lastenklasse), which indicate the maximal weight of military vehicles that can safely pass f.e. a bridge.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milit%C...e_Lastenklasse
This is OT, but you may know:

Do you possibly know what a small blue sign with a white arrow and U+number means on a German highway? U is usually for Umleitung, but Umleitung signs are yellow, not blue.

And another concerning Autobahn: there are some huge white signs with an orange "diamond", and an arrow. Any idea what those are?
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 01:49 PM   #1391
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blue U-routes are Umleiting routes, but not for roadworks, but permanently posted detours. All motorways have U-routes in case of a vollsperre, and traffic needs to detoured, they can follow the signposted route. They are developing a similar thing in the Netherlands right now.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 01:51 PM   #1392
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This is OT, but you may know:

Do you possibly know what a small blue sign with a white arrow and U+number means on a German highway? U is usually for Umleitung, but Umleitung signs are yellow, not blue.

And another concerning Autobahn: there are some huge white signs with an orange "diamond", and an arrow. Any idea what those are?
it really is "umleitung". once i asked the same question here. yellow are probably at budesstraßen, blue at autobahnen. but, frankly, i don't know how it functionate. could somebody explain it? do you have to follow signs with the same U number to make a detour and correctly get back to motorway?
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 04:58 PM   #1393
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yes, exactly, the blue signs:

"Bedarfsumleitung"
indicate permanent "umletung" routes, which can be used in case the motorway is fully blocked. Then you just hear the message on the radio: "the autobahn no. ... is blocked, please use the umleitung U76". They always show a route which leads you to the next junction (back to your motorway).

The yellow signs:

are just temporary common traffic diversion signs on non-motorway-roads which are only used f.e. during some construction works etc. when the road is temporary closed.

The big orange arrow:

"umleitungspfeil"
is used only on the motorways and shows you the alternative route (which f.e. can be used if there's high traffic on your autobahn) but obligatory through an other autobahn, so they are used in the high urbanised areas, such as Ruhrgebegiet or Rhein-Main-Gebiet.
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I have once been diverted with such an orrange arrow from Kreuz Nürnberg-Ost coming from München, since the A3 was totally full ("Überbelastet"). That route took me via the A6 to Heilbronn
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 06:01 PM   #1395
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So you had to take the A6-A81 or A6-A5 route from Nürnberg to Frankfurt? That's quite a detour.

I think they should bring the A3 up to six lanes between Frankfurt and Nürnberg. Truck volumes are exploding there because of the growing economies of southeastern Europe. I remember driving on the A3 and see lines of Turkish, Greek, Romanian and Bulgarian trucks.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 07:38 PM   #1396
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The A3 between Frankfurt and Nürnberg is horrible. I've only driven there once, and I had 17 kms of jam over there. I remember that stretch to be quite narrow and curvy
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A3 is actually extremely important motorway and it's not surprising me that it is so crowded allways. motorways which are so important from their beginning till ending are actually rare. A3 in D is one of them.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 11:42 PM   #1398
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how many hours would be necessary to cross germany on a3 from austrian border till dutch border, on a weekday?
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 11:44 PM   #1399
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GM says 7 hours exactly. I guess it will take you a little longer, because you need to stop and rest as well.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 12:02 AM   #1400
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GM says 7 hours exactly. I guess it will take you a little longer, because you need to stop and rest as well.
with traffic jams?it's well then...the problem is not about stoping(i'm interested what's the total driving time.btw, i'm going to stop and take a walk in the regensburg city centre for 2-3hours.), but a problem is indeed the fact that i don't want to drive with more than 110km/h because i'm really in a low budget and i'm very interested in keeping fuel consumption as low as possible.
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