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Concealing Freeways
« on: January 18, 2022, 12:02:31 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/856PoXiwxrodG2ii6
Look at the above photo.

Notice itís in a forested area. Trees on both sides of the highway as you pan around.

Just go to Satellite imaging and look what is really to the right of the two lane CR 527.  Less than 100 feet into the green, is I-78.
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Re: Concealing Freeways
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2022, 12:23:36 PM »

What comes to mind is a similar example on S Landing Rd in Brighton NY, where I-490 is about 100 feet away on the right. And less than half a mile down the road, this crossing of I-490 is woven into the fabric of the neighborhood pretty seamlessly.


Also, in before someone mentions the tunnels in Pittsburgh... who knew this was directly top of an interstate!?
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Re: Concealing Freeways
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2022, 08:16:57 PM »


Also, in before someone mentions the tunnels in Pittsburgh... who knew this was directly top of an interstate!?

Interesting. Judging by the age of the houses, the freeway must have been built after they were. How far below the houses does the freeway run? It must be unsettling to know there's a freeway right under your basement.
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Re: Concealing Freeways
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2022, 09:31:33 PM »

Pretty easy in climates where trees grow like weeds.

I-5 and Old US 99 near Arlington, WA: https://goo.gl/maps/3AhiHYStUCAMc4Wz8

I-5 and Freeway Place in Everett, WA: https://goo.gl/maps/96eWxfcfKhbQgTm1A

US 2 and Bunk Foss Road in Snohomish, WA: https://goo.gl/maps/WcTkk51ZM6reTy6S8

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Re: Concealing Freeways
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2022, 09:32:29 PM »

Also, in before someone mentions the tunnels in Pittsburgh... who knew this was directly top of an interstate!?

And this is on top of I-90 in Seattle: https://goo.gl/maps/a27AvDr7XVBK2vKFA

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Re: Concealing Freeways
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2022, 11:40:10 PM »

https://goo.gl/maps/856PoXiwxrodG2ii6
Look at the above photo.

Notice itís in a forested area. Trees on both sides of the highway as you pan around.

Just go to Satellite imaging and look what is really to the right of the two lane CR 527.  Less than 100 feet into the green, is I-78.

I remember when this opened. It was the last segment of I-78 to finally finish. I'm glad they didn't just blast through Watchung to build it.
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Re: Concealing Freeways
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2022, 09:31:41 AM »

Also, in before someone mentions the tunnels in Pittsburgh... who knew this was directly top of an interstate!?

And this is on top of I-90 in Seattle: https://goo.gl/maps/a27AvDr7XVBK2vKFA

A little different, but I've always found it cool how the satellite portion of BOS Terminal A is directly on top of I-90 in the Ted Williams Tunnel (which can't be too far below the surface here since the portals are just beyond the edge of the terminal building).
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Re: Concealing Freeways
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2022, 10:51:45 AM »

Also, in before someone mentions the tunnels in Pittsburgh... who knew this was directly top of an interstate!?

And this is on top of I-90 in Seattle: https://goo.gl/maps/a27AvDr7XVBK2vKFA

A little different, but I've always found it cool how the satellite portion of BOS Terminal A is directly on top of I-90 in the Ted Williams Tunnel (which can't be too far below the surface here since the portals are just beyond the edge of the terminal building).
And then there's this park in Philadelphia that actually covers up I-95, and does a great job for those who drive/walk by it too.
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Re: Concealing Freeways
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2022, 10:52:42 AM »

All freeway capsÖ
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Re: Concealing Freeways
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2022, 12:19:10 PM »

I-95 has a stretch of this between Richmond and Fredericksburg.
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Re: Concealing Freeways
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2022, 12:40:25 PM »

All freeway capsÖ

The Pittsburgh and Seattle examples are not lids, but tunnels beneath the surface. The latter two would be considered lids as they were built using cut and cover.

Still, none are related to the OP but thread topics are known to "shift" a bit.
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Re: Concealing Freeways
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2022, 12:48:16 PM »

All freeway capsÖ

The Pittsburgh and Seattle examples are not lids, but tunnels beneath the surface. The latter two would be considered lids as they were built using cut and cover.

Still, none are related to the OP but thread topics are known to "shift" a bit.
Iím not referring to the Pittsburgh and Seattle ones, itís that freeway lids are the first example to come to mind. Though another tunnel example are the Boston Big Dig tunnels.
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