National Boards > General Highway Talk

Uncommon Street Name Suffixes

(1/49) > >>

Alex:
Was thinking about this when looking at my rand earlier. We are all familiar with the standard street name suffixes like Street, Road, Boulevard, Parkway, Freeway, Expressway, Avenue, etc., but occasionally (and perhaps regionally) we will find a different suffix. There was a post the other day that referred to the Norwood Lateral, and on my recent trip to California, I traveled the Sausalito Lateral. How often is that one used? In Kansas they use the suffix Trafficway, and I was reminded in a recent post of OKC's Tinker Diagonal and found a Turner Diagonal in the Kansas City area just now. Then there are the instances where there is no suffix, such as Richmond's "Boulevard". What others are out there?

mightyace:
During my time working for the Roadway Express trucking company in the late 80s, one of my coworkers was working on a program to parse addresses.  Therefore, he was looking at suffixes and found a number of oddball things.

However the one that sticks in my mind is "Swing."  Yes, some road somewhere was named "Grapevine Swing!"  :spin:

I know that "Trail" is occasionally used.  US 11-15 between the north end of the Selinsgrove, PA bypass to somewhere south of the PA 61 bridge to Sunbury is "Susquehanna Trail."  Not surprisingly, the remaining part of a previous alignment of US 11-15 is called "Old Trail."

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=selinsgrove,+pa&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.557552,114.169922&ie=UTF8&ll=40.834155,-76.833014&spn=0.0119,0.027874&t=h&z=16

agentsteel53:
A friend of mine lives on a Hollow in Austin, TX. 

Here in California we have plenty of examples of Avenida, Camino and Calle as prefixes, not suffixes, because that is how the Spanish language works. 

This leads to a street clearly named by someone who didn't speak Spanish: Camino Road.

Chris:
Oh, they can never think of any good street names in the Netherlands, so they end up picking a suffix, and then open the encyclopedia.

For instance, in my city, the suffix in some neighborhood is "veld" (field). They just simply add all kind of animal types before the suffix, so you'll get street names like "bunny field", "beaver field", "mammoth field", "fox field", "squirrel field" etc.   :paranoid: :-P

agentsteel53:

--- Quote from: Chris on July 29, 2009, 01:47:46 PM ---"bunny field", "beaver field", "mammoth field", "fox field", "squirrel field" etc.  
--- End quote ---

are these all commonly found creatures in the Netherlands?  :ded:

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

Go to full version