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Author Topic: Favorite Bridge Approaches  (Read 2297 times)

skluth

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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2018, 04:39:30 PM »

I was always partial to the I-39 bridge approaches over the Illinois River.

I love coming into this from the south because you're driving across an open prairie and right after a small road cut as you drive downhill you're driving over the Illinois River Valley with no warning whatsoever. There's at least a short approach from the north, but it does sneak up on you.

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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2018, 03:36:51 PM »

The Marquam and Fremont Bridges in Portland (OR) are pretty impressive from all directions.
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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2018, 06:18:39 PM »

I-95 North in Portsmouth, NH. Once you've cleared Exit 7 near mile marker 15...THIS!  :love:

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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2018, 08:36:24 PM »

Zilwaukee Bridge
I drive over that bridge a lot. You can see it from the countryside for quite a few miles going to the east.
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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2018, 08:36:45 PM »

Mackinac Bridge
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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2018, 10:57:15 AM »

Second Huey Long (east). I'll throw in Delaware Memorial with its long, gradual rise. The old Tappan Zee was cool because of the long, flat western approach.

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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2018, 08:26:40 PM »

I think right now my favorite would be the West Belway over the St Johns River in Jacksonville.
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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2018, 10:28:24 PM »

It's fresh in mind because I drove it today, but I-90 over the Columbia River at Vantage (in the westbound direction).

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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2018, 01:46:59 AM »

Mackinac Bridge

Same. It was a clear day in late summer and I came in from US 2 on the west side, so you can see it for several miles before you get to it.
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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2018, 05:27:00 PM »

Mackinac Bridge
Same. It was a clear day in late summer and I came in from US 2 on the west side, so you can see it for several miles before you get to it.

Second that. It's an awesome view from pretty much any direction.

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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2018, 05:44:37 PM »

Mackinac Bridge

yes

and look at the US 90 pic, you can see the old road underneath, it's cool

I like that LA I-10 pic too, good one

also I-69 Kentucky/Indiana border
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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2018, 01:03:08 PM »

also I-69 Kentucky/Indiana border
You're kidding, right? This one has to be considered to be fictional, as it does not yet exist (nor have any design plans been finalized). Were you perhaps thinking of the I-65 Ohio River crossing (Kennedy & Lincoln bridges) or the I-64 (Minton bridge) in Louisville?
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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2018, 02:39:15 PM »

My favorite is the approach to the US 61-151 Dubuque-Wisconsin bridge over the Mississippi River.

https://goo.gl/maps/yKvbmUnt6sF2
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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2018, 03:12:36 AM »

also I-69 Kentucky/Indiana border
You're kidding, right? This one has to be considered to be fictional, as it does not yet exist (nor have any design plans been finalized). Were you perhaps thinking of the I-65 Ohio River crossing (Kennedy & Lincoln bridges) or the I-64 (Minton bridge) in Louisville?

Or US41
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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #39 on: May 31, 2018, 10:20:57 AM »

also I-69 Kentucky/Indiana border
You're kidding, right? This one has to be considered to be fictional, as it does not yet exist (nor have any design plans been finalized). Were you perhaps thinking of the I-65 Ohio River crossing (Kennedy & Lincoln bridges) or the I-64 (Minton bridge) in Louisville?

I think it's US 41.  It turns into I-69 shortly thereafter.
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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #40 on: May 31, 2018, 03:47:32 PM »

The Key Bridge (Baltimore) does it for me from either approach.

Also agree about the Verrazano Narrows Bridge mentioned earlier.
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Re: Favorite Bridge Approaches
« Reply #41 on: June 02, 2018, 02:06:19 PM »

also I-69 Kentucky/Indiana border
You're kidding, right? This one has to be considered to be fictional, as it does not yet exist (nor have any design plans been finalized). Were you perhaps thinking of the I-65 Ohio River crossing (Kennedy & Lincoln bridges) or the I-64 (Minton bridge) in Louisville?

I think it's US 41.  It turns into I-69 shortly thereafter.
Yes, the existing bridge (technically, bridges) between Henderson, KY & Evansville, IN carries US 41. Current plans propose that one will be closed and the other be rehabbed once the planned I-69 crossing is built & opened. The post I-69 traffic projections supposedly say that a 2-lane crossing will be adequate and the cost of rehabbing both existing structures would be prohibitive. I feel they are making a mistake, as they fail to account for "shunpiking" (since the new crossing will be tolled), and for locals who don't want to go out of their way to get to the proposed Interstate crossing. We'll see what happens!
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