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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #125 on: March 22, 2016, 04:18:52 PM »

Does this one on I-270 at Big Bend Rd count? https://goo.gl/maps/fxACzNQjtCP2
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #127 on: February 02, 2017, 12:42:49 AM »

How about the Long Island Expressway over Long Island City, including Dutch Kills? 106 feet above ground!

I thought of another one, but I forgot what it was.

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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #128 on: February 02, 2017, 09:01:36 AM »

How about the Long Island Expressway over Long Island City, including Dutch Kills? 106 feet above ground!

I thought of another one, but I forgot what it was.



Hm.  Not sure if this is what the OP envisioned.  It's more of an elevated highway than a typical overpass.

https://goo.gl/maps/VuXiaCz82zr
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #129 on: February 02, 2017, 02:05:44 PM »

Hm.  Not sure if this is what the OP envisioned.  It's more of an elevated highway than a typical overpass.

https://goo.gl/maps/VuXiaCz82zr
Good point. But it sure looks like an overpass when you're on it.


Now that you mentioned it, I'm still thinking of an excuse to go on the Borden Avenue Bridge and take some pics.

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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #130 on: March 22, 2017, 05:12:32 PM »

I once vacationed up in Lake George and my family drove down Route 9 at night where NO lights were to be seen at all. We came across an eerie looking tall overpass that just kind of came out of nowhere (It actually carries I-87 as US-9 slips under it). We drove by there the nex day and even during the day it looks kind of creepy. https://www.google.com/maps/@43.4523993,-73.7341123,3a,19.3y,306.44h,97.76t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szS-cFcFW6QLBWQuqsrZ6ZA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Its not the tallest but it sure is creepy.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #131 on: March 23, 2017, 12:43:51 AM »

The old Street View picture doesn't do it justice, but here's I-26 crossing Big Laurel Road near Mars Hill NC:

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.9154192,-82.5554064,3a,83.6y,304.17h,93.23t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shMDOqbHb6nb6RAjLZxOoQA!2e0!7i3328!8i1664
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #134 on: March 26, 2017, 06:30:19 PM »

Here's the Thruway (Berkshire Spur - Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge) from NY 9J. :D

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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #135 on: March 26, 2017, 08:22:56 PM »

As if it doesn't look bad enough from above, you have to show us how bad the concrete down below is. Certainly makes me want to drive over that thing some more.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #136 on: March 26, 2017, 11:00:20 PM »

I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #137 on: March 31, 2017, 11:00:08 PM »

The old Street View picture doesn't do it justice, but here's I-26 crossing Big Laurel Road near Mars Hill NC:

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.9154192,-82.5554064,3a,83.6y,304.17h,93.23t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shMDOqbHb6nb6RAjLZxOoQA!2e0!7i3328!8i1664
My guess is 100-120 feet above the road.  I remember when NCDOT was constructing this section in the early 2000's.  Those pillars looked tall even without the bridge deck on them.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #138 on: May 18, 2017, 03:56:52 PM »

Old SR 21 in Otto, Missouri where it goes over M highway.

https://goo.gl/maps/t51tmSpFqi32

M Highway over Old Lemay Ferry Road.

https://goo.gl/maps/7izduNJ8paL2

SR 30 over the Meramec River in Fenton, Missouri.

https://goo.gl/maps/eSoSFrAVVPD2

Big Bend Road over Interstate 270.  Shit, someone already posted that.

https://goo.gl/maps/PQZKKLCXFvj


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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #139 on: May 19, 2017, 02:45:15 AM »

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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #140 on: May 19, 2017, 09:42:30 AM »

Do I win?

Nah; you were beaten to that punch on the first page. ;-)

(Plus I'm not sure whether we ever settled the question of whether such a thing can even be considered an overpass…)
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #141 on: May 19, 2017, 12:45:13 PM »

Do I win?

Nah; you were beaten to that punch on the first page. ;-)

(Plus I'm not sure whether we ever settled the question of whether such a thing can even be considered an overpass…)

Clicks link, goes to violinist page.

Wait, wrong link?
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #142 on: May 19, 2017, 02:58:20 PM »

I WIN! (it's an overpass over a road ;-))

New River Gorge Bridge
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #143 on: May 20, 2017, 12:55:01 AM »

Do I win?

Nah; you were beaten to that punch on the first page. ;-)

(Plus I'm not sure whether we ever settled the question of whether such a thing can even be considered an overpass…)

Clicks link, goes to violinist page.

Wait, wrong link?

So, you're saying you don't need to hire a violinist who also plays trumpet? ;-)

I WIN! (it's an overpass over a road ;-))

New River Gorge Bridge

Equally doubtful…hmm, who shall be the official arbiter of what is an overpass? :hmmm:
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #144 on: May 20, 2017, 04:46:10 AM »

The old Street View picture doesn't do it justice, but here's I-26 crossing Big Laurel Road near Mars Hill NC:

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.9154192,-82.5554064,3a,83.6y,304.17h,93.23t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shMDOqbHb6nb6RAjLZxOoQA!2e0!7i3328!8i1664
My guess is 100-120 feet above the road.  I remember when NCDOT was constructing this section in the early 2000's.  Those pillars looked tall even without the bridge deck on them.

I'm not entirely sure I believe this, but John Lansford's I-26 web site says that the overpass is 220 feet over the creek.

http://a10.jlansford.com/intro.html
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #145 on: May 23, 2017, 09:38:44 PM »

^ Might have to revise my guess to between 180-200 feet up, looking at them again.
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