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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #50 on: July 08, 2013, 10:10:15 AM »

My favorite is still the one on the 163 freeway in San Diego at Balboa Park:
http://goo.gl/maps/c3KWF

It may not be the highest but it's still a cool bridge to drive under.

Reminds me of this one in Querétaro.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #51 on: July 08, 2013, 09:34:46 PM »

The New York State Thruway Berkshire Section/Castleton Bridge and the railroad bridge next to it are very high overpasses over NY 9J, below.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #52 on: July 09, 2013, 06:47:39 AM »

The New York State Thruway Berkshire Section/Castleton Bridge and the railroad bridge next to it are very high overpasses over NY 9J, below.

Incidentally to their being bridges over the Hudson River, yes... (Incidentally that railroad bridge is the Alfred Smith bridge.)
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #53 on: July 09, 2013, 03:53:15 PM »

My favorite is still the one on the 163 freeway in San Diego at Balboa Park:
http://goo.gl/maps/c3KWF

It may not be the highest but it's still a cool bridge to drive under.

Reminds me of this one in Querétaro.

You don't see too many of those arched viaduct style bridges around. Very cool!
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #54 on: July 09, 2013, 04:59:41 PM »

It's an actual historic aqueduct, so yeah.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #55 on: July 09, 2013, 08:27:30 PM »

tee hee hee
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Re: Highest overpasses
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2013, 04:19:05 PM »

It's not really high, but I always thought the I-195 overpass over MD 295 was pretty high, especially considering the sign mounted to it:

http://goo.gl/maps/K20pi
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #59 on: July 14, 2013, 11:51:03 AM »

It's not really high, but I always thought the I-195 overpass over MD 295 was pretty high, especially considering the sign mounted to it:

http://goo.gl/maps/K20pi

Good call.  Before Maryland built I-195 between Md. 295 (Baltimore Washington Parkway) and I-95, the freeway into BWI was Md. 46, which ended at Md. 295.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #60 on: July 19, 2013, 07:31:47 PM »

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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #62 on: July 19, 2013, 11:24:46 PM »

Over I-279, there is this:
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #63 on: July 21, 2013, 08:09:38 PM »

Over I-279, there is this:


While it does pass over the highway, it predates the Parkway North, and was built to span the East St. valley. 
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #65 on: September 09, 2013, 11:13:57 PM »

Broad St (former OH 793) over US 33 south of Lancaster is a fairly high bridge.  It's about as high as the bridge over I-70 in Zanesville, I think.   Okay, maybe it's not that high…

Street View:


My photo, looking east from the bridge:




Future US 33 over Burr Oak Blvd (currently OH 78 but not for much longer) near Nelsonville:
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #66 on: September 24, 2013, 09:50:03 PM »

Three ridiculously tall bridges in one picture, with two of them crossing the other.

Mon-Fayette Expressway over a rail bridge over a couple surface streets over a creek.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #67 on: September 24, 2013, 10:12:28 PM »

That's epic. Although the MFE bridges look a little goofy with 20% of their eventual width missing.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #68 on: September 24, 2013, 10:18:14 PM »

That's epic. Although the MFE bridges look a little goofy with 20% of their eventual width missing.

I just noticed that.  Odd.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #69 on: September 24, 2013, 11:31:01 PM »

Time to clinch PA 88. Someone give me a reason to head that way.

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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #70 on: September 25, 2013, 12:21:48 AM »

Time to clinch PA 88. Someone give me a reason to head that way.

Well, you already missed Volleyball Superbowl…
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #71 on: September 25, 2013, 02:40:46 AM »

Three ridiculously tall bridges in one picture, with two of them crossing the other.

Mon-Fayette Expressway over a rail bridge over a couple surface streets over a creek.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #72 on: September 25, 2013, 08:15:48 PM »

Three ridiculously tall bridges in one picture, with two of them crossing the other.

Mon-Fayette Expressway over a rail bridge over a couple surface streets over a creek.
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For what it's worth, those bridges would be there (and probably that tall) even if there were not a road or railroad underneath.
I actually had reason to drive that stretch of PA-88 for the first time a couple of weeks ago (I've on the bridges quite a few times now), and while I knew I'd be driving under some tall bridges, it was still pretty impressive.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #73 on: September 25, 2013, 10:28:36 PM »

Three ridiculously tall bridges in one picture, with two of them crossing the other.

Mon-Fayette Expressway over a rail bridge over a couple surface streets over a creek.
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For what it's worth, those bridges would be there (and probably that tall) even if there were not a road or railroad underneath.
I actually had reason to drive that stretch of PA-88 for the first time a couple of weeks ago (I've on the bridges quite a few times now), and while I knew I'd be driving under some tall bridges, it was still pretty impressive.
Well yea those valleys are pretty deep.  There's no filling them in where the road crosses, its just pretty convenient having it cross another tall valley crossing.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #74 on: February 24, 2014, 08:52:59 AM »


One puzzling example is the northern/eastern end of the Newark Bay Extension of the New Jersey Turnpike (I-78).  If you ever got on this highway after entering NJ through the Holland Tunnel, you may have noticed that the northbound lanes coming the opposite direction are high up in the air.  This is apparent even if you don't realize that the road you're on is also elevated (probably due to a railroad that curves under it, twice), and consequently the northbound lanes are that much higher off the ground!  Never did understand why the northbound road was that much taller, since the added height seems to serve no practical purpose.  I think I heard that it was to allow for another highway in the interchange that was cancelled or planned.


That always baffled me until I saw an old picture (which I will try to locate at some point this year) which cleared it up - there was an old railroad bridge which ran below the eastbound lanes but above the westbound lanes.  So the answer is the east lanes are so high due to the clearance to cross the railroad.  There are some traces of the old railroad and its path just north of 10th street in Jersey City if you look at Google Maps.
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