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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2013, 12:07:41 AM »

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I was going to ask where this was, and guess it was I-79's crossing of the Ohio River, then I saw the name of the pic when I quoted your post, and that hunch was confirmed.

The only thing wrong with that image was that the URL said Int79. :sombrero:
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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2013, 08:18:35 AM »

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I was going to ask where this was, and guess it was I-79's crossing of the Ohio River, then I saw the name of the pic when I quoted your post, and that hunch was confirmed.

The only thing wrong with that image was that the URL said Int79. :sombrero:

Int = Interstate | US = US Route | SR (or state abbreviation) = State Route/Road | CR = County Route/Road

I've used dashes "-" for years to separate descriptive words or phrases in image filenames (underscores are hard to see if underlined), or "+" to include bits together...something like "Sunset-I-275east.jpg" looks weird. "Int275e" makes more sense to me. There's no complete rules for this, since I took a photo of the work, it could have named it: DeltaATLtoPIT-BlueBridgeAerialNearPIT-14Jan2013-800px.jpg

It sure beats those "URL shorteners" that Google, TinyURL, and Twitter use; or the camera's image filename, which give no clue as to what you're looking at.  :confused:

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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2013, 03:19:34 PM »

Here's the Yukon River Bridge, carrying the Dalton Highway (AK 11) across the river, which I photographed in 1994 from a tour boat upstream from the bridge:



That's a 6% grade on the wooden-decked bridge, can be a little tricky in the winter.
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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2013, 04:56:49 PM »

I got two for today, the first one taken on this day a year ago (July 25, 2012) in Seattle. It is the I-5/Mercer Street interchange as seen from the top of the Space Needle...


This one is a Los Angeles BGS on Ventura Blvd at US-101. Taken from a Universal Studios lookout with my camera's impressive zoom...
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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2013, 07:35:52 PM »

For another one, of an old BGS preceding what is now the Interstate H-1/Interstate H-201 interchange (while the latter route was signed only as HI 78), I had to climb atop some playground equipment in an adjacent park, so that a chain-link fence along the freeway ROW would not get in the way.  The kids in attendance seemed amused.



The interchange was unusually dangerous to drive, with narrow lanes and shoulders, so I thought it too dangerous to take a road-level photo without a passenger to get the shot.
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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2013, 09:02:22 PM »

A unique perspective - alongside the top of a century-old truss bridge: Queensboro Bridge from the Roosevelt Island Tram

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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2013, 06:35:26 PM »

Super photos! :clap:
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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2013, 11:35:32 AM »

This one is probably not necessarily an "unusual vantage point," but I thought it appropriate for this thread simply because of how perfectly aligned the runaway truck ramp is in this particular photo. It gives it sort of a Dukes of Hazzard look because the ramp looks perfectly positioned for catching major air. My wife took the picture from the passenger seat this past Monday somewhere on Corridor H in West Virginia.




More in the general line of this thread, here's one from 2007. That's the Øresundsbron between Denmark and Sweden seen from our cruise ship departing Copenhagen for a ten-day trip around the Baltic Sea.

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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2013, 12:17:59 PM »

A couple I took from pedestrian overpasses.

Washington Road/CR-571 in Princeton, NJ, looking northwest


I-68 from the Sideling Hill Cut, looking west


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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2013, 11:20:08 PM »

While the vantage point isn't TOO unusual, my recent vacation in Ocean City (MD) was on the 6th floor at a place on 62nd St, which is the "continuation" of the MD-90 roadway on the other side of the coastal highway (not actually MD-90 at that point).  It made for a neat view of the road & bridge.  Occasionally the lights for the "Tune to AM xxx" sign were on, though I never checked what was going on.

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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2020, 09:02:51 AM »

While I was on a walk with my three sons yesterday evening:

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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2020, 09:58:06 AM »

^ mmm...demountability.

One from 2010, where I walked up the side of the overpass to get this sign shot.


Bridges over False River, shot from my hotel balcony in Vancouver:




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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2020, 10:17:22 AM »

^ mmm...demountability.

Yes, I explained to my boys the difference between the two sign panels.  You know you're a roadgeek if...
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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2020, 10:57:01 AM »

I actually wanted to stand up on the concrete to take the picture, but I didn't want passing motorists on Kellogg to think I was planning suicide.
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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2020, 11:11:57 AM »

I took this picture in August 2018. It's the legendary sign bridge in DC that had the boarded-up I-695 sign and the other signs that remained in place for over 50 years. The vantage point may be "unusual" in terms of how most people see this assembly, but it's not hard to get this picture, other than it perhaps being difficult to find a legal on-street parking space in the area (the Saudi Arabian Embassy is across the street behind my vantage point in this photo, so parking is restricted for obvious security reasons).

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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2020, 11:20:32 AM »

^ mmm...demountability.

Yes, I explained to my boys the difference between the two sign panels.  You know you're a roadgeek if...

Last year I took the kids out for dinner, and on the way back, I used my brights to show off the only button copy sign in town. They thought it was neat...they wanted me to do it again the following month, but I had to explain that you can't just shine your brights when there's lots of cars in front of you. On the other hand, they recalled the location (though probably because it was the same restaurant).
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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2020, 09:10:18 PM »

Chespeake Bay Bridge, taken from the Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas

Between the Bridges by Jon Dawson, on Flickr

I-95 Fuller Warren Bridge in Jacksonville, FL, taken from the gardens at the Cummer Museum

Fuller Warren Bridge from Cummer Museum by Jon Dawson, on Flickr

I-77 taken from the Terminal Tower observation deck in Cleveland, OH

I-77 South from Terminal Tower by Jon Dawson, on Flickr
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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2020, 12:19:02 PM »

This is looking west towards I-70 taken from the summit of Mount Parnassus in Colorado yesterday. Exit 218 is in the foreground; Exit 216/US 6 to Loveland Pass is in the background.

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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2020, 03:29:53 PM »

I-80 in eastern Salt Lake City, with the Spaghetti Bowl (I-15/I-80/SR 201) and Parleys (I-80/I-215/SR 186) interchanges both visible. Taken looking west from Grandeur Peak, elevation 8300 feet - about 4000 feet above the valley floor.

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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2020, 10:44:22 PM »

4 months ago, I would have needed to be on a boat...

(US 42 @ Greenwood Lake, NE corner of Delaware)
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Back when the "old bridge" (aka US 190 over the Mississippi) was still orange (2005)


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Middle of Tulane Ave (US 61/90) north of I-10, look away from the river. I took this photo in January, 2006, while New Orleans was still fairly "empty" after Hurricane Katrina.
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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #45 on: August 14, 2020, 08:04:15 PM »

While I was on a walk with my three sons yesterday evening:



I love shooting older Kansas signs from angles that show off the demountability.




Yours is cool because it shows off details of the truss, including the spacer that's used on the upper support for the signs to give them that downward tilt that you don't see in Oklahoma.
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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2020, 09:31:42 PM »

Looking down at the Briceburg Bridge from the old grade of the Yosemite Valley Railroad:

IMG_1294 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

Looking down from the Burma Grade at the Yosemite All-Year Highway (CA 140) climbing out of the Merced River Canyon via Bear Creek:

IMG_1298 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr
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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2020, 07:43:44 PM »

The Lighthouse Avenue Tunnel from the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail:

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Re: Road pictures from unusual vantage points
« Reply #48 on: September 01, 2020, 09:18:42 PM »

Nalley Valley Viaduct, SR 16 in Tacoma, since demolished and replaced.

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