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Which one was the first motorway of your country and when was it constructed?

In Finland, the first expressway was the Kulosaari bridge (constructed 1950-1957) and the first real motorway a 15 Kms section of the Turku motorway near Helsinki (1956-1962).
 

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Italy: A8-A9-A8/26 Milano-Varese/Como/Sesto Calende in 1924 (around 100 km, one main trunk with two branches (a total of three terminus)

Switzerland: A1 Lausanne-Genève around 1967 (around 60 km)
 

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Germany:
A115 Berlin (as motor racing circuit): 24 September 1921
A555 Cologne - Bonn (more an expressway): 6 August 1932
A5 Frankfurt - Darmstadt (first 'real' motorway): 19 May 1935
 

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^^ Most of motorways opened in these years were not as we know today. But this one in particular is a new fast road built expressly for motor vehicles, it is not an older road built for horse carts and adapted later. There were not grade separated interchanegs, for example, but it was straight, designed for speed.
 

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It would have been one of the 400 series motorways in the Canadian province of Ontario I believe.
 

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Most of motorways opened in these years were not as we know today. But this one in particular is a new fast road built expressly for motor vehicles, it is not an older road built for horse carts and adapted later. There were not grade separated interchanges, for example, but it was straight, designed for speed.
Actually, the Milan-Lakes autostrade did have comprehensive grade separation; no intersecting roads crossed them on the level. However, the bifurcations (where the spurs met the trunk route) were on the level, and the entry and exit points were reached by simple turns (including left turns across the centerline) rather than by ramps allowing gradual change in speed.
 

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Croatia: A1, Zagreb-Karlovac, 37 km, 1972.; A6, Orehovica-Kikovica, 12 km, 1972, today designated as expressway (brza cesta).
 

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Really, what was the point of that :D
The beginning of something beautiful :D

In 1939, the Dutch motorway network consisted of three motorway sections; A12 Den Haag - Utrecht, A4-A44 Amsterdam - Sassenheim and A13 near Delft. There was another ~150 - 200 kilometers of single carriageway "rijkswegen" at that time, which were incorporated in the motorway system in the 1950's and 1960's.
 

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UK: Preston-by-Pass (now part of the M6) on the surprisingly late 5th December 1958



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The A5 in 1944, used to be called EN7

 

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Spain: A-2 (then called N-II) Madrid-airport-Torrejón military base (1956)
^^ I believe it's the M-14, not the A-2
And the first tolled motorway: A-19 between Montgat and Mataro, in 1969. Currently signed as C-32 and clinched by me.
 
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