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 Post subject: Re: Unique bridges around the world
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 5:12 pm 
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Never driven on the Sunshine Skyway, but passed underneath it on a Carnival cruise ship.

Was fun...got the optical illusion of the whale tail looking like it was going to clip the bridge, when of course there was plenty of clearance.

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 Post subject: Re: Unique bridges around the world
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 11:27 am 
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Jeemie wrote:
Luca Brasi wrote:
That bridge in Japan with the steep grades is f'n frightening.


Near Richmond, the I-95/VA 895 interchange features some spectacularly tall ramps. drivers have been known to pause their cars in fear while on them.

In this YouTube video, you kind of can get a sense as to how tall they are. Leaving it as a link so you can go there and view it full-screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuzVDi4MfUU

I've been by this interchange a lot...believe me when I tell you the ramps are taller than they look in that video.

I've never had occasion to drive on them yet, though.

Some other pictures of them can be seen at the link below.

http://www.alpsroads.net/roads/va/i-95/1.html


God help those people if they ever have to drive around Houston. They really enjoy building tall interchanges down here.

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59 & 45

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I-10 and Beltway 8

And in Dallas The High 5 interchange. Some parts are as tall as a 12 story building.

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