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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2013, 12:31:38 AM »

I-275 has two fairly high ones. One at Johns Hill Road by NKU, and the second just a bit further down at US 27...
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2013, 12:34:13 AM »

A king-sized one on Corridor H:

http://goo.gl/maps/DkUTl
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2013, 01:29:42 AM »

Blue Ridge Parkway over I-26 between Asheville and Hendersonville is pretty high, too.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2013, 11:18:34 AM »

Muholland Drive over I-405 in Los Angeles is pretty high. 
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2013, 02:54:21 PM »

A very small subset:

I'm pretty sure that this is the highest original concrete overpass over the original section of PA Turnpike.  Not incredibly high in the grand scheme of things, but as that style of bridge, I always thought it stood out.


I'm pretty sure it doesn't have much time left, though.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2013, 03:14:55 PM »

Some of these may not be as impressive as the others in this thread, but here are a few candidates of mine...

-The Park Hill Avenue overpass over I-90/Massachusetts Turnpike outside of Worcester.
-The I-476 overpass over State Road here in Media.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2013, 04:57:26 PM »

Not sure if this counts,



Tunkhannock Viaduct
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2013, 05:01:21 PM »

Not sure if this counts,

Tunkhannock Viaduct

on that topic...


Millau Viaduct. 

I think there is a taller one in China.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2013, 05:10:40 PM »

I think there is a taller one in China.
http://highestbridges.com/wiki/index.php?title=List_of_500_Highest_International_Bridges :bigass:

The Millau is tallest, measured from the ground to the top of the tower, but it's ~18th from the ground to the surface.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2013, 05:21:16 PM »

I wouldn't have considered the Clifton Suspension Bridge to be an "overpass," especially with the way the A4 goes through that little tunnel. But if things like the Verrazano above the Belt Parkway count, then surely this one must as well. Really a magnificent bridge and pictures don't do it justice. It's a lot higher than it looks in the Street View image.

https://maps.google.com/?ll=51.456394,-2.628307&spn=0.005268,0.016512&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=51.45613,-2.627919&panoid=nbWBYXjrjnEQG9DqOIjNow&cbp=12,161.13,,0,-22.05

I took this picture from the bridge in April 2007. The Street View image linked above is from the road seen below, somewhat to the left of my vantage point here.

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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2013, 05:54:08 PM »

I driven both over and under this one quite a few times:

Cliff Drive over US-65 in Branson, MO
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2013, 09:51:57 PM »

Spaghetti Junction in Atlanta has a pretty tall ramp...

http://goo.gl/maps/J78dn
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2013, 09:03:19 AM »

are there any low overpasses, as in, compred to the terrain surrounding it.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2013, 09:08:42 AM »

I believe in Zanesville, OH there is a very high overpass that goes over I-70.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2013, 04:58:26 PM »

I-805 over I-8 in San Diego.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2013, 05:08:31 PM »

are there any low overpasses, as in, compred to the terrain surrounding it.

lots of 'em.

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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2013, 05:11:33 PM »

My (ex-) boss once made all of us delivery drivers sign a piece of paper stating we wouldn't drive under any clearances of less than twenty feet.  What a riot!
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2013, 07:45:20 PM »

First off, the I-476 bridge in the OP is 163 feet high according to this article.  UglyBridges says that it's 49.2 feet high, which is obviously wrong, so I'm assuming that number is the height above South Abington Road, further up the mountain (click here for Street View).  I remember being 13 years old and seeing that bridge for the first time.  I was impressed and thought it would be neat to drive across it.  I thought it had to be at least 100 feet high.

About an hour north of Clarks Summit on I-81 is the Hoxie Gorge bridge (well, technically bridges).  According to this webpage, the original bridges were 150 feet high.  Since the new bridges were built at about the same height right next to the old ones, I'd say that the new ones are within a few feet of the original ones.  Uglybridges doesn't say how high they are, so I don't have an exact height.

I'm surprised that I didn't see the New River Gorge Bridge or the Hoover Dam Bypass bridge posted yet!



The first one that came to my mind was this: http://goo.gl/maps/Brcpy —although it now seems like a pretty weak submission. I remember it striking me as much higher, though I believe it does look higher in real life than Street View suggests.

I had the same thought about this bridge over the Thruway (which happens to be I-90, the same route as your example) when I first went to Howe Caverns when I was 14 or so.  According to UglyBridges, it's only 18.4 feet high.



Don't think this is the highest of the bunch, but it gets an honorable mention - appropriately-named Ridge Road over I-70 (GSV) in Braddock Heights, Frederick County, Maryland.

I thought that one was cool when I saw it heading to Frederick from I-81 in Hagerstown.



I think there is a taller one in China.

The first one I thought of was the Zhijinghe River Bridge, which is the tallest arch bridge in the world at 965 feet.  The Sidu River Bridge is even taller at 1,627 feet.



I started to write this post two days after this thread was started, but never finished it.  I was going to mention the Millau and Tunkhannock Viaducts, but other people beat me.  I was also going to look for a list of highest bridges, but I got beat by NE2.  I'm surprised that it took as long as it did to post the viaducts and list I had planned on posting!
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2013, 12:50:12 AM »

Not as impressive as the Tunkhannock Viaduct, but worth mentionning : The Cap-Rouge trestle (Tracel de Cap-Rouge), over the Cap-Rouge valley.
http://goo.gl/maps/Z9kZW
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2013, 11:40:32 AM »

I'm surprised that I didn't see the New River Gorge Bridge or the Hoover Dam Bypass bridge posted yet!

I'm surprised too, even though I don't think they fit the topic especially. I would make a distinction between a structure built for the express purpose of crossing another road (an overpass), versus a bridge that crosses one or more water bodies and/or landforms, and in so doing happens to cross one or more roads. The Hoover Dam Bypass, in particular doesn't appear to cross any roads at all; others such as the New River Gorge bridge and the Millau Viaduct cross several roads just by happenstances, but if those roads weren't there, the bridges would not be affected at all.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2013, 09:49:52 PM »

The I-84 bridge over NY 22 in Brewster, NY is quite high, but does it count as an overpass for this topic being that it is a viaduct?  It is high, but it does not go over one specific road and spans the low lying valley that NY 22 sits in.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2013, 04:36:47 AM »

This is what first came to mind to me, even though it's not as high as some of the others, I've always remembered this particular overpass since I was a kid. I-5 at Capitol Blvd in Olympia.

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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #47 on: July 05, 2013, 12:12:22 AM »

Two in the District of Columbia that are reasonably high and massive, and best appreciated from below, on Beach Drive, N.W. (maintained by the National Park Service):

(1) Duke Ellington Bridge (carries Calvert Street, N.W. over the Rock Creek stream valley):  http://goo.gl/maps/sS1HE

(2) William Howard Taft Bridge (carries Connecticut Avenue, N.W. over the Rock Creek valley): http://goo.gl/maps/d0EC5 
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #48 on: July 05, 2013, 10:12:25 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.
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