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(Oddity Central)   World's most complicated overpass featuring 20 ramps intertwined over five levels and connecting three major expressways, the Huangjuewan Overpass in Chongqing, China is your mindboggling driving experience to get lost on   (odditycentral.com) divider line
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1911 clicks; posted to STEM » on 26 Jul 2022 at 4:35 PM (26 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-26 3:54:19 PM  
8 votes:
And the whole thing is built out of substandard concrete.
 
2022-07-26 3:50:54 PM  
7 votes:
Your move Texas.
 
2022-07-26 5:08:40 PM  
7 votes:
As someone who cut his driving teeth on LA freeways, the complexity of that interchange from a driver's perspective all depends on how clear the signage is. You don't need to pay attention to every route, just the one you need to take.
 
2022-07-26 3:55:47 PM  
6 votes:
A decent earthquake might turn all of that into a huge pile of rubble
 
2022-07-26 5:21:10 PM  
6 votes:

Samfucious: Those are some pretty empty roads. It makes one wonder why they were built, doesn't it?


If they're toll roads, it wouldn't surprise me at all. On my first trip to Lijiang, our driver took the back road instead of the new expressway, which had almost no traffic. When my colleague asked him why, the response was "because it costs 20 RMB".

JFC, dude, just tell us at the start and and we'll be more than happy to shell out the three dollars to save us the extra hour it will take to get into the city because we're stuck behind farm equipment, people trying to haul furniture on bicycles, etc.

/After that, I made sure to ask in advance. Saved not only many hours but, considering some of those local/mountain roads, probably my life as well.
 
2022-07-26 4:12:21 PM  
5 votes:
It's been quite a while since I've driven south on I-5 thru Portland, OR, but more than once I've done that thing where you're just driving along and all of a sudden you realize you're heading west and are no longer on I-5 and have to find a way to turn around and go back.
 
2022-07-26 4:51:02 PM  
2 votes:

bingethinker: And the whole thing is built out of substandard concrete.


no1curr: A decent earthquake might turn all of that into a huge pile of rubble


came here to comment on this.  its chinese high speed construction.  it wont need an earthquake just want 5 years.
 
2022-07-26 5:53:27 PM  
2 votes:

CrazyCurt: I do hope that's not a seismically active part of China.

/ Driving that thing when a quake strikes would be unpleasant.


It's close to Sichuan, which is prone to earthquakes, but if an earthquake hit Chongqing some overpasses would be the among the least of their problems compared to the high-rises that house ~30 million people.
 
2022-07-26 6:53:44 PM  
2 votes:
The MacArthur Maze in East Bay near the east end of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is the worst mess I've had to navigate.  IIRC there's also five levels, but fewer ramps.
 
2022-07-26 6:56:39 PM  
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2022-07-26 7:19:53 PM  
2 votes:

vudukungfu: And all the GODDAMNED signs are in Chinese!!!!


Look, kids! Big Ben, Parliament!
 
2022-07-26 11:41:50 PM  
2 votes:

fatassbastard: It's been quite a while since I've driven south on I-5 thru Portland, OR, but more than once I've done that thing where you're just driving along and all of a sudden you realize you're heading west and are no longer on I-5 and have to find a way to turn around and go back.


I did I-5 thru Portland just a few months ago. Yes it is a nightmare. I learned a long time ago not to trust dash navigation. "Next right" (less than 1/4 mile away and you have 5 lanes of bumper to bumper traffic to get across for your exit). And San Francisco is an even bigger cluster ****.
What I do is the night before I am to hit a bigger city is sit down with google earth and and write down each exit number, what lane to be in to go right or left or go straight. And then use street view to actually see what I am up against. Write it all down and tape it to the dash.
Navigation is used for the open interstate and highways.
 
2022-07-26 4:47:29 PM  
1 vote:

fatassbastard: It's been quite a while since I've driven south on I-5 thru Portland, OR, but more than once I've done that thing where you're just driving along and all of a sudden you realize you're heading west and are no longer on I-5 and have to find a way to turn around and go back.


just stay to the left and get back om I5
 
2022-07-26 5:08:59 PM  
1 vote:
Those are some pretty empty roads. It makes one wonder why they were built, doesn't it?
 
2022-07-26 8:49:51 PM  
1 vote:
Getting closer to Cities Skylines level of construction.

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2022-07-26 9:07:57 PM  
1 vote:

oopsboom: bingethinker: And the whole thing is built out of substandard concrete.

no1curr: A decent earthquake might turn all of that into a huge pile of rubble

came here to comment on this.  its chinese high speed construction.  it wont need an earthquake just want 5 years.


I dunno man, I've seen Chinese buildings that were built in under a year go through a hurricane without much issue. They might use substandard-ish concrete, but they use a LOT of it. lol.

Their 24/7 construction 12/12 shifts are something to behold though. It's crazy how fast they can do things - with only minor loss of life!
 
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