The most unusual road junctions

The most unusual road junctions

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Cork – the curse of any modern metropolis. To save time, the inhabitants of towns and distribute heavy traffic, design engineers often resorted to sweeping decisions about which we will cover in our material.

Decoupling behalf judge Harry Predzhersona, Los Angeles

One of the most complicated in the world of road designs, combining tracks for passenger transport, transit road and railroad tracks Harbor Green Line Los Angeles Metro was opened in 1993. This contraption plexus roads, located at the intersection of I-105 highway leading from El Segundo in Norwalk, and I-110, the next of San Pedro in Los Angeles, is a reason the name of a federal judge Harry Predzhersona. Like the famous to the lawyer, who was able to find out in the wilds of the litigation on the construction of I-105, automotive isolation masterfully resolves endless streams of cars. Just one day this labyrinth, allowing rotate in any direction at all sections of the road crosses over 500 thousand cars. Only one problem – worth miss one, the one right turn, and engineering marvel to turn you into an endless Mobius strip.
Decoupling behalf judge Harry Predzhersona, Los Angeles

Circular Cycle isolation, Eindhoven

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State support for cyclists, unfolded in the Netherlands, led to dramatic results: in recent years the majority of the population prefers to use in the home eco-friendly and economical two-wheeled transport. For the convenience of those who chose to give up cars, has become established special infrastructure – for example, a unique road junction The Honvering in Eindhoven. This circular steel bridge suspended over a busy transport hub, allowing bypass roads. Amazing design is held on a central 70-meter pole with metal cables, and the reliability of reinforced concrete columns and more. The Hovering creators say: the future just for such technologies negate the traffic accidents and unusual landscapes adorn the futuristic design.
Circular Cycle isolation, Eindhoven

Decoupling Greyvelli Hill, Birmingham

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Construction confusing, if a ball of yarn, road junction in Birmingham took four years. Many technological and engineering problems hiccups stood in the way designers are forced to merge into a single network of railway lines and two 18 road routes from the highway of national significance A38 leading out of Cornwall in Northempshir to narrow country roads that do not have names, and throw it all in three channels and two rivers. To provide better throughput and good stability builders were forced to rearrange the almost 22 kilometers of pavement and install 59 columns by placing the highway on five different height levels. With a light hand of a local newspaper reporter result of hard work, which was the world in May 1972, received a playful nickname “Decoupling spaghetti.” Painfully this frightening design resembles a “mixture with pasta dishes and unsuccessful attempts at Staffordshire Knot”.
Decoupling Greyvelli Hill, Birmingham

Transport interchange at Taganka Square, Moscow

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Even those who know the “rules” for a long time and moves along streets, alleys Taganskiy often lost on the Garden Ring. What can we say about those who first arrived at the intersection of the busiest roads of Moscow, in the heart of the sprawling capital city of the Central District. Where Big Krasnokholmsky bridge connects to the earth wall street, always chaos. Several roads leading to the Lower and Upper Radishevskaya Pottery, Marxist, Vorontsov, Taganskaya, People’s streets and numbering six or more lanes, teem with endless rows of cars. Incessant noise of passing transport Slots sharp signals and traffic jams during peak hours can not see any end or edge. Colorful picture of one of the worst road junctions world complete the two metro stations, bus stop and the almost complete lack of pointers.
Transport interchange at Taganka Square, Moscow

Interchange at Place Charles de Gaulle, Paris

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French genius planners who gave Paris area Star, certainly did not have the gift of foresight. Over the past century, “snout” near the famed Arc de Triomphe, busy even by the standards of the XIX century, turned into a living hell for motorists. Despite the fact that from the central parade ground, as if rays of the star, in different directions 12 straight and wide avenues, and several subway lines converge, RER, bus routes and roads, there are no traffic lights or signs priority. No wonder that even the Parisian taxi drivers passing by around a hundred times a day, sad sigh, received the order on Place Charles de Gaulle. Neither intuition nor good knowledge of traffic rules, no long driving experience rescued from terror that reigns here at rush hour: at the roundabout, found himself in the most challenging tracks in the world happens for a few accidents per hour.