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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #101 on: March 18, 2015, 10:58:46 PM »

I-10 over La Candena Ave
http://goo.gl/maps/dkquX
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #102 on: March 18, 2015, 11:21:35 PM »

I-10 over La Candena Ave
http://goo.gl/maps/dkquX

That doesn't look very high to me; in fact, the rail line right next to it looks appreciably higher.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #103 on: March 18, 2015, 11:50:42 PM »

I-10 over La Candena Ave
http://goo.gl/maps/dkquX

That doesn't look very high to me; in fact, the rail line right next to it looks appreciably higher.
It's the one across the rail
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #104 on: March 18, 2015, 11:54:40 PM »

I-10 over La Candena Ave
http://goo.gl/maps/dkquX

That doesn't look very high to me; in fact, the rail line right next to it looks appreciably higher.
It's the one across the rail

You mean the Colton Crossing flyover?
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #105 on: March 19, 2015, 12:07:09 AM »

I-10 over La Candena Ave
http://goo.gl/maps/dkquX

That doesn't look very high to me; in fact, the rail line right next to it looks appreciably higher.
It's the one across the rail

You mean the Colton Crossing flyover?
That one too
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #106 on: March 19, 2015, 12:34:24 AM »

That one only.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #107 on: March 19, 2015, 11:53:41 PM »

I-10 over La Candena Ave
http://goo.gl/maps/dkquX

That doesn't look very high to me; in fact, the rail line right next to it looks appreciably higher.
It's the one across the rail

You mean the Colton Crossing flyover?
That one too

I thought you said "I-10 over La Candena Ave"–that's what the StreetView was facing, anyway.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #108 on: April 21, 2015, 09:24:10 PM »

A-1 Črni Kal (Tchu:rny Ka:uhl, meaning "black pond") viaduct, east of Koper (Slovenia). Although it might be off-topic, the thing is too nice to be left off.

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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #109 on: April 25, 2015, 05:13:14 PM »

How high is the viaduct?  I'm guessing 200 feet over that road (or rail line) in the valley.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #110 on: April 25, 2015, 09:47:06 PM »

312 feet, according to Wikipedia.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #111 on: April 27, 2015, 03:41:59 PM »

OH 8 over E. North St, Akron, OH:
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.088702,-81.502091,3a,75y,81.88h,91.73t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1szwDj-69wnvDKuKqtdvUCgg!2e0
...not as tall as some that have been featured, but still impressive...

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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #112 on: April 27, 2015, 05:27:20 PM »

NYST Berkshire Spur over NY 9J: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.50687,-73.763353,3a,75y,199.41h,98.89t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1svdVCa2ptXTsLUL3awaXJhg!2e0

Certainly one of the highest in New York, probably higher than the Peace Bridge over I-190, just because of the terrain.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #113 on: April 27, 2015, 08:46:17 PM »


NYST Berkshire Spur over NY 9J: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.50687,-73.763353,3a,75y,199.41h,98.89t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1svdVCa2ptXTsLUL3awaXJhg!2e0

Certainly one of the highest in New York, probably higher than the Peace Bridge over I-190, just because of the terrain.

Well, that's not really an overpass, that's the Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge.


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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #114 on: April 27, 2015, 11:22:41 PM »

Not an overpass, but the view of the new Hoover Dam bypass's underbelly from the old road is quite impressive:

https://goo.gl/maps/FyfPd
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« Reply #115 on: April 28, 2015, 12:43:51 AM »


NYST Berkshire Spur over NY 9J: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.50687,-73.763353,3a,75y,199.41h,98.89t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1svdVCa2ptXTsLUL3awaXJhg!2e0

Certainly one of the highest in New York, probably higher than the Peace Bridge over I-190, just because of the terrain.

Well, that's not really an overpass, that's the Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge.


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Certainly isn't the first bridge on this thread
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« Reply #116 on: April 28, 2015, 09:26:17 AM »


NYST Berkshire Spur over NY 9J: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.50687,-73.763353,3a,75y,199.41h,98.89t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1svdVCa2ptXTsLUL3awaXJhg!2e0

Certainly one of the highest in New York, probably higher than the Peace Bridge over I-190, just because of the terrain.

Well, that's not really an overpass, that's the Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge.


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Certainly isn't the first bridge on this thread

Indeed not; in fact, not even the first mention of that particular bridge. And certainly not the first time the distinction between a bridge/viaduct and an overpass has come up. But this thread's supposed to be about the highest, not the first. ;-)
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #117 on: April 28, 2015, 10:05:57 AM »

The Pittsburgh area seems to have lots of these.  There are at least two locations where the Mon-Fayette Expressway south of Pittsburgh runs quite high over other roads and a river.  Then there's the Greenfield Bridge over Parkway East, though that's slated to be demolished soon (with a larger structure to replace it?)

And on I-279, there are two really high railroad overpasses on the way to the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

Here's I-79 passing under Boone Avenue in Canonsburg, PA.

Here's I-279 (Parkway North) passing under the Swindell Bridge in Pittsburgh.

Here's I-376 (Parkway West) passing under the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad in Carnegie, PA. Note that the spacing of the railroad bridge piers precludes widening the highway until a new railroad bridge is built. In other words, it's not just the Fort Pitt Tunnel artificially constricting the highway.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #118 on: May 26, 2015, 06:32:55 PM »

A-1 Črni Kal (Tchu:rny Ka:uhl, meaning "black pond") viaduct, east of Koper (Slovenia).
Seen from Monte Grisa Sanctuary (North of Trieste, Italy). This time, my pic.


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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #119 on: March 13, 2016, 08:50:05 AM »

I know this was mentioned earlier in this thread, but here are the PA Turnpike 43 bridges over PA Route 88 and the Wheeling and Lake Erie railroad tracks.  These bridges (the Joe Montana Bridges) are ~250 feet tall.


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« Reply #120 on: March 13, 2016, 08:49:48 PM »

They certainly aren't the highest, but they're high enough to be notable for the region- I-87 over US 9 north of Lake George. The SB side has another one of similar height a little south of there at Exit 21.

These bridges carrying the Sprain Parkway over NY 119 are relatively high as well.
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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #122 on: March 21, 2016, 07:59:46 AM »

Hulett St over I-890.  Crap. Vdeane already posted it.

Park Hill Ave over the Pike.  And...someone else already posted that. 

Edgewood Rd over I-95/NJT.  One of my favorites, since it's the bridge my father said indicated that he could breathe again after driving across the Cross Bronx/GWB.
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« Reply #123 on: March 21, 2016, 09:31:38 AM »


Hulett St over I-890.  Crap. Vdeane already posted it.

Park Hill Ave over the Pike.  And...someone else already posted that. 

Edgewood Rd over I-95/NJT.  One of my favorites, since it's the bridge my father said indicated that he could breathe again after driving across the Cross Bronx/GWB.

Hey, the StreetView links actually showed up in Tapatalk! Is there a trick to how you posted them, or did they just improve the app?


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Re: Highest overpasses
« Reply #124 on: March 21, 2016, 09:49:46 AM »


Hulett St over I-890.  Crap. Vdeane already posted it.

Park Hill Ave over the Pike.  And...someone else already posted that. 

Edgewood Rd over I-95/NJT.  One of my favorites, since it's the bridge my father said indicated that he could breathe again after driving across the Cross Bronx/GWB.

Hey, the StreetView links actually showed up in Tapatalk! Is there a trick to how you posted them, or did they just improve the app?


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I didn't do anything special.  Just got the short URLs through the share function on Google Maps and then used the [url] BBC tags to add the links.
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