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Old December 16th, 2013, 08:25 AM   #2301
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GA 400 at Buckhead in Atlanta

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Buckhead and Lenox Road Areas of Atlanta, Georgia (USA) by TheG-Forcers (Mike - CATCHING UP), on Flickr
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Old December 16th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #2302
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Most European cities don't even have a skyline like Buckhead

GA-400 is now toll free. Some fear a significant increase in congestion because more traffic would use it. On the other hand, the tolls were so low that it wouldn't make much sense to avoid it.
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Old December 16th, 2013, 05:22 PM   #2303
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At 0:55 in the video you can see a beautiful arch bridge.



It took me a while to figure out the location, but I found it, it's the Natchez Trace Parkway crossing over Highway 95 northwest of Franklin, Tennessee.

It opened in 1995. According to the Bridgehunter site, it carries only about 200 vehicles per day.

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Old December 18th, 2013, 11:13 AM   #2304
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That for 200 vehicles a day?
Very pretty bridge though
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Old December 18th, 2013, 04:12 PM   #2305
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It's a National Park Service historic/scenic route. The Natchez Trace was an actual route used by Native Americans and early settlers to get to the lower Mississippi valley. So I think the road itself is the attraction; it's not really meant to serve any place in particular that's important today, if I'm making sense.
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Old December 18th, 2013, 04:17 PM   #2306
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The Natchez Trace Parkway basically serves no towns or cities at all. For example, the bypass of Jackson, MS is entirely separated from the regular road system, no subdivisions are served by it. There are also no facilites along the Natchez Trace, no gas stations, no restaurants, no businesses. Just campgrounds and picnic areas.
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Old December 18th, 2013, 04:18 PM   #2307
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Wiki articles on the parkway and the Trace itself are interesting.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 12:02 PM   #2308
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The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, TX.

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Old December 22nd, 2013, 07:10 AM   #2309
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I've always loved that Natchez bridge
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 05:35 PM   #2310
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It took me a while to figure out the location, but I found it, it's the Natchez Trace Parkway crossing over Highway 95 northwest of Franklin, Tennessee.

It opened in 1995. According to the Bridgehunter site, it carries only about 200 vehicles per day.

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Very cool bridge, hope I can go there on my US trip in January
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Old December 26th, 2013, 06:49 AM   #2311
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Bonner Bridge to Close Immediately

To protect the traveling public, the N.C. Department of Transportation has closed the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over the Oregon Inlet on N.C. 12 along the Outer Banks today due to immediate safety concerns.

Routine sonar scanning of the bridge identified scouring concerns, or areas where too much sand has eroded from the support structure of the bridge. As NCDOT crews continued to monitor these conditions, inspections revealed additional areas of concern, which led department officials to decide to close the bridge immediately for the safety of all residents and visitors of the area. The bridge will remain closed until the department can bring in additional resources to inspect the bridge and make necessary repairs to fortify the structure. NCDOT has declared a state of emergency as a way of expediting the process and steps are already underway to begin repair work as soon as possible.

The Bonner Bridge is the only highway access for vehicles between Hatteras Island and the mainland. Until it is safe to reopen, The NCDOT Ferry Division will provide emergency support to move people and cars across the Pamlico Sound.

For decades, NCDOT has known the Bonner Bridge stands on borrowed time and needs to be replaced. NCDOT awarded a contract to a design-build team to replace the bridge in August 2011. Design work began immediately and construction of the replacement bridge was originally set to begin in early 2013. All work is currently on hold following a series of legal challenges by the Southern Environmental law center on behalf of the Defenders of Wildlife and National Wildlife Refuge Association.


This sounds quite serious. I've been following the Bonner Bridge project for a while now, and the bridge was constructed over an inlet with high erosion (not to mention hurricanes). When constructed in 1963, it had a projected lifespan of 30 years, so a replacement is already 20 years overdue. NCDOT will begin construction of a replacement bridge as soon as it is legally able to do so.

The bridge carries 4,500 vehicles per day, but the emergency ferry has a capacity of only 760 vehicles per day.
I wonder if there is no option for a much stronger, maybe suspension bridge there?
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Old December 26th, 2013, 10:54 PM   #2312
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TX-375 El Paso

The first express toll lanes of El Paso, Texas will open to traffic in a week or so (early January). They run along State Highway 375 from Zaragoza Road to US 54. This is the freeway that runs alongside the Mexican border.

There is one 1 ETL in each direction. It's also one of the first ETLs to be constructed at a freeway with only 4 (now 6) lanes. It's also one of the first ETLs to have a fixed price per mile, rather than a fluctuating price based on congestion.

The use of Express Toll Lanes in El Paso has been criticized because it is considered to be a relatively poor city by U.S. standards.
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Old December 27th, 2013, 02:38 PM   #2313
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Some of my shots of US Hwy 101 heading from Santa Barbara towards Morro Bay










Very few people in the US understand this sign










Here little curio, concrete barrier pretending to be a stone one
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Old December 28th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #2314
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West Virginia Route 3:

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Old December 28th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #2315
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I like that stone-camouflaged barrier quite a lot.
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Old December 28th, 2013, 10:34 PM   #2316
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I like that stone-camouflaged barrier quite a lot.
It's almost certainly a form liner. Still looks nice, though.
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Old December 28th, 2013, 11:22 PM   #2317
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Time for one of the most scenic roads in the world, the California Route 1


















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Old December 28th, 2013, 11:26 PM   #2318
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I guess they added km for the tourists
















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Old December 28th, 2013, 11:27 PM   #2319
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They say CA-1 is better southbound, because then you drive on the ocean side, where all the parking areas are as well.
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Old December 28th, 2013, 11:31 PM   #2320
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Route 1 looks very fragile in many places. It has to be constantly repaired, especially after winter storms










Ok, that's it for now. I have a lot of photos but I don't want to overload the thread.
I'll post them on other days.
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