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Steepest overpasses
« on: March 20, 2016, 04:43:05 PM »

Branching off from the Highest Overpasses thread.

Over I-5 in Tacoma
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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 05:56:13 PM »

Would you extend it to ramps in a Stack or a y?
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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2016, 08:30:11 PM »

« Last Edit: March 21, 2016, 08:36:34 PM by jmd41280 »
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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2016, 09:01:47 PM »

Woolworth Ave going over I-480 in Omaha NE is pretty inclined, so to Grover overpass a ways south.
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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2016, 09:45:34 PM »

Here is a fairly steep one in Virginia on Afton Mtn:



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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2016, 09:51:52 PM »

Probably not as steep as some of the previous nominations, but for Missouri, Mattis Road over I-55 might be a contender.

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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2016, 09:35:26 AM »

Albany Tpk over the Berkshire Spur is sharply angled on every axis.


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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2016, 09:50:46 AM »

Albany Tpk over the Berkshire Spur is sharply angled on every axis.


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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2016, 11:47:39 AM »

And a little farther east on I-90 on the Mass Pike in Warren

https://goo.gl/maps/9J2PouupAqw
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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2016, 01:27:09 PM »

Not record breakingly steep, but the Fairview Rd. overpass over Hwy 75 south of Offutt AFB is remarkably and astonishingly unsleek and ponderous from the massive amount of concrete used to build it.

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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2016, 09:46:15 PM »

McMane Ave. over I-78 is pretty steep: https://goo.gl/maps/WLSiBgYJVcU2
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Steepest overpasses
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2016, 10:14:44 PM »

Albany Tpk over the Berkshire Spur is sharply angled on every axis.


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Beat me to it.

Well, thanks for providing the link!

And a little farther east on I-90 on the Mass Pike in Warren


https://goo.gl/maps/9J2PouupAqw

Gee, from the StreetView it doesn't look steep at all; in fact, it doesn't even look inclined!



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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2016, 11:02:33 PM »

I always found this one interesting:

https://goo.gl/maps/Wpu1VZ5pa5v

The angles of each bridge make it that you can see the pavement of the bridge above the roadway. Kind of weird!

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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2016, 01:16:03 PM »

Not as steep as I remembered, but here's the pedestrian overpass over I-87 for the Prospect Mountain trail:

https://goo.gl/maps/1eDcjyDiRo42
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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2016, 02:16:40 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/zaW1DHrZwuJ2

Jacks Run Rd. over I-279 north of Pittsburgh is pretty damn steep.  The StreetView image doesn't really do it justice.  And right at the top it hooks back down again.  (I've crossed over 279 on that overpass many, many times.)
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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2016, 02:26:37 PM »

I always found this one interesting:

https://goo.gl/maps/Wpu1VZ5pa5v

The angles of each bridge make it that you can see the pavement of the bridge above the roadway. Kind of weird!

Almost an optical illusion. Very strange overpass.
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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2016, 06:49:36 PM »

Shero Rd over US 219 south of Buffalo

Two Rod Rd (NY 954G) southeast of Buffalo has a bridge at the bottom of a steep hill that is quite steep on both ends, albeit in opposite directions.
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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2016, 11:00:26 PM »

Lakeview Boulevard in Seattle is quite steep.

As is Denny Way.

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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2016, 11:22:23 PM »

When I first saw this overpass on the way to Boston in 2001, I thought it was pretty steep.  The Chenango Street bridge over the rail yard in Binghamton is pretty steep at each end, and has a significant arch to it.  Here's another one in downtown Ithaca.
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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2016, 09:00:09 PM »

I-99 /US 220 north of Tyrone PA. 

https://goo.gl/maps/PLHVrhas17m

There are a few others just north of Altoona, and just west of State College...
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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2016, 03:10:07 PM »

I don't know if this is considered a steep overpass, but the Oak Street bridge in Hinsdale, Illinois that goes over the BNSF rail line.

I once had to go to Hinsdale Hospital and I remember crossing the bridge and it's really weird because you go up on a steep incline and down on a steep decline.

Also this bridge is so narrow there's a stoplight that allows one side of traffic to cross the bridge at once.
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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2016, 02:19:45 PM »

It could be because I drive under it all the time, but I've always thought this underpass has a kind of steepness to it. Nothing spectacular though. https://www.google.com/maps/place/4270-4334+Southwestern+Blvd,+Hamburg,+NY+14075/@42.767389,-78.8168772,3a,66.8y,226.16h,75.66t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sVGk62WIV0hPbwFpYyldK5A!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x89d305418382d91b:0x433512298e48664c
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Re: Steepest overpasses
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2016, 04:00:09 PM »

The Noroton Ave. overpass over I-95 in Darien, CT is one of the steepest I've seen in a while:

https://goo.gl/maps/JuTq7DEEYDA2
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