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Old August 16th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #301
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Surprised we don't have any pics of the Pennsylvania Turnpike yet.
Find some please!
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Old August 16th, 2010, 06:23 PM   #302
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Some picture I found:

Hollywood freeway during the 50ties


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Old August 16th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #303
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Interstate 90,1961


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Old August 16th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #304
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Cahuenga Pass Freeway at Mulholland Drive - 1941



Cahuenga Pass Freeway at Highland - 1940



1959 - Freeway median near Hollywood



all from this site:http://www.google.be/imgres?imgurl=h...TqN9ObOIagxbgF

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Old August 16th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #305
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D1 near Prague in 70's vs 2005
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Old August 16th, 2010, 08:49 PM   #306
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First section of D1 near Prague in 1971, originally it had yellow stripes which were abandoned few years later, and it lacked middle crash barriers since they were not considered important, and there was no speed limit!
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Old August 17th, 2010, 01:53 AM   #307
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First section of D1 near Prague in 1971, originally it had yellow stripes which were abandoned few years later, and it lacked middle crash barriers since they were not considered important, and there was no speed limit!
damn, 1 year before we got a motorway!
I read the wiki article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D1_moto...Czech_Republic). it's too bad the motorway wasn't finished before WW2 already. and what were you doing from 1945 to 71??
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Old August 17th, 2010, 12:12 PM   #308
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what were you doing from 1945 to 71??
We were busy with building socialism
Anyway, after the WW2 there was huge decline of individual traffic and we reached same number of cars of 1939 not until late 50's.

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Old August 17th, 2010, 12:26 PM   #309
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Very nice!
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Old September 4th, 2010, 12:48 PM   #310
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The Settlers Way (N2)-Black River Parway (M5) interchange in Cape Town just after it was completed in 1962. Just beyond is the Raapenberg Road exit and in the background Athlone power station.

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Since then the empty median has been taken up by extra lanes, the southbound M5 to westbound N2 ramp has been removed and replaced by one at Raapenberg Road and the cooling towers at Athlone were demolished on 22 August 2010.

Credit Etienne du Plessis who has an amazing collection of photos from the 1940s onwards on Flickr.
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Old September 4th, 2010, 04:05 PM   #311
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http://fortepan.hu/ is a site with loads of old photographs, mostly from Hungary. Worth checking if you have time. Here are two motorway-related pictures:

Beginning of M1-M7 motorways in Budapest, from the mid-70's:


M7 at the beginning of the 70's. The car is a Ford Taunus, with plates from the Federal Republic of Germany:
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Damn, I really must take some time and scan a book I have at my job from late 1970s (or early 1980s) describing most Italian autostrade with bunch of photos.
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Another part of the N2 in Cape Town, this time the recently completed Eastern Boulevard in 1967.

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Old September 5th, 2010, 09:28 PM   #314
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Newly constructed N1, 1950.

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The N1 in the 1950s at the foot of the Tygerberg Hills, today in Cape Town's northern suburbs but then open countryside. This appears to be just East of what is now the Plattekloof Road exit.

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Same location, 1950. Look at all that freshly turned soil. This must have been something for 1950 I think.

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N1, 1960. Concrete pillars next to the road look rather hazardous!

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The N1-N7 Wingfield cloverleaf interchange under construction, 1964.

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N1 near Worcester, 1961.

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N1 between Cape Town and Paarl, 1974

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All from Etienne du Plessis on Flickr.

For comparison, this is roughly the same place at the Tygerberg Hills today:

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Old October 29th, 2010, 09:27 AM   #315
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A1 motorway, Romania (opened in 1973):

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Old October 29th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #316
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Old October 29th, 2010, 07:23 PM   #317
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Bicycles are legally allowed on many U.S. Freeways.
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Not on many European ones though
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I believe it was allowed on Spanish Autovías until recently.
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