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Old February 14th, 2009, 12:21 AM   #21
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Well my personal favourite since I drive it quite often is the Belgian E 42 / A 27 Verviers - St. Vith. I like the rollercoaster feeling of it!
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Old February 14th, 2009, 01:07 AM   #22
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- Nica (F) A8 - Genova (I) A10 - first place; can't beat such large density of tunnels and high viaducts - a must-see for everyone
- Italian A3, especially last 40 or 50 km before Reggio Calabria are spectacular
- German A9 in Bayern with very long straits on rolling hills
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Old February 14th, 2009, 01:18 AM   #23
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Scenich highways...many.

Beatuy of the infrastructure itself...

TEM Istanbul,
Italy's A4between Bergamo and Milan.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 01:57 AM   #24
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in mexico, the M-40D, which passes by this zone in the middle of nowhere calles zone of silence, and no radio nor cellphone works there, its very eiree
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Old February 14th, 2009, 09:24 AM   #25
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A few to note.

I-77 West Virginia Turnpike.
I-80 in western Wyoming, near Green Lake.
I-90 - Snoqualmie Pass
I-90 entering Seattle

Highway 406 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Short stretch, but pretty nice scenery, sharp curves however.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 01:12 PM   #26
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This thread requires some pictures

Croatia, A1 near Zadar.

Direction Zadar.
















Direction Zagreb.



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Old February 14th, 2009, 01:19 PM   #27
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Germany. A6 Heilbronn - Nürnberg. Kochertalbrücke. Most impressive motorway i drove under


A lot of concrete...




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Sweden E06/E20 Helsingborg -> Halmstad. My favourite downhill.









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Old February 14th, 2009, 01:22 PM   #28
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that shows me how Croatia tries to save money where possible, good asphalt doesn´t even fill the driving lanes.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 01:28 PM   #29
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Sweden E06/E20 Helsingborg -> Halmstad. My favourite downhill.
Yeah, I know that one, it's pretty much a surprise, because you don't expect such a downhill there along the coast.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 04:15 PM   #30
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that shows me how Croatia tries to save money where possible, good asphalt doesn´t even fill the driving lanes.
You said nothing about crash barriers?!?
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Old February 14th, 2009, 04:55 PM   #31
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^ Croatian crash barriers aren't exceptionally shiny anyway (http://www.iv.pl/images/9551r4t00k9d8qtf3q2k.jpg ).
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Old February 14th, 2009, 04:59 PM   #32
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Old February 14th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #33
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Here's an image of the N2, near Cape Town CBD. (Not my picture, taken from Wikipedia)

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Old February 15th, 2009, 06:00 AM   #34
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In the US, I agree that I-70 through Glenwood Canyon in Colorado is the most impressive bit of freeway building I've seen, not because of the scenery (which is nice) but because of the road itself, which is mostly a series of viaducts and tunnels, leaving the natural landscape as untouched as possible. This may be common in Europe but not in the US, where the practice is usually to cut and fill earth.

My other favorite favorite freeway here, due to the spectacular scenery, is I-84 through the Columbia Gorge east of Portland, Oregon.

I'm also always impressed by Texas urban freeways like the I-10 Katy Freeway in Houston. They're not beautiful by a long shot, but impressive due to their brutal efficiency. Massively wide with their frontage roads, lots of tall stack junctions.

I don't remember the specific road, but I was amazed by 2-level roads in Switzerland that were cut into a notch in the side of a steep mountain alongside a lake. It must have been incredibly expensive to build them that way, but I guess was done that way to have the least impact on the scenery (or maybe because of snow?).

The most impressive road (based on pictures) that I haven't driven but would like to is the Viaduc Milleau (?) on the A75 in France. I would love to drive that someday!
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Old February 15th, 2009, 11:23 AM   #35
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I don't remember the specific road, but I was amazed by 2-level roads in Switzerland that were cut into a notch in the side of a steep mountain alongside a lake. It must have been incredibly expensive to build them that way, but I guess was done that way to have the least impact on the scenery (or maybe because of snow?).
Was that the A9 near Vevey?
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Old February 15th, 2009, 02:16 PM   #36
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Some more from Sweden - E04 near Jönköping and Lake Vättern...

Direction Stockholm. Motorway is placed on shelf between lake and mountain...




... and then climbs up the hill and passes by next to ruins of Brahehus Castle.


In the backgroung - Gränna Island.


Direction Jönköping. Downhill.












Straight ahead to Jönköping


Just to compare difference of levels.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 02:33 PM   #37
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Not particularly good pic, but this view on Lake Constance is gorgeous:

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Old February 15th, 2009, 04:45 PM   #38
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The Swedish E4 by Jönköping, as pictured above, is my favorite here.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 08:29 PM   #39
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Hi all,

Well, for local wow value, our (i.e. Israel's) new Road 431 is pretty impressive.

However, nothing that I've driven on has been more impressive than an Italian autostrada I drove on a few years ago. I don't remember the number. It's all bridges and tunnels, and goes over Genoa on a huge bridge. I doubt there are many roads that can match that anywhere in the world.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 09:25 PM   #40
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A10. Never heard of a more spectacular motorway for such length.
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