Every weekend, I will be bringing you the USGS 7 1/2' Topographic map of an interchange or other similarly significant feature of interest of the USA highway system (Interstate or otherwise), complete with my observations and other noteworthy tidbits.

A total of

vehicles have passed through the tollgate since the highway opened on 11-april-1998. :-)


I-26/US 74/NC 108 - Columbus, NC

I-81/NY 7/NY 17 - Binghamton, NY


My plan for the 06-November-1999 issue was to use a link to an aerial image of the former Iron Curtain border crossing on what is now the A-115 autobahn near Potsdam in Germany, this in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 09-November-1989. The A-115 is the main route southwestward from Berlin leading to the A-10 outer beltline and on to the A-9 (to München) and the A-2 (to Dortmund, Essen, Hannover as well as Frankfort am Main) and everywhere else to the west/southwest in Germany. Nearly ANYONE who drove to/from Berlin before late 1989 passed through this border checkpoint.

"...Mister Gorbachev, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!!!!!" (Ronald Reagan, speech at Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, 12-June-1987.)

Unfortunately, aerial images of that specific part of Germany were dropped from the Aerial Images TerraServer™ a while ago and they have not yet reappeared (although images from elsewhere in the Berlin area are up).


First 'Countdown Markers' in North America?

(My previous 'bonus' regarding the signage ideas of mine that were submitted for consideration in the next MUTCD update is now HERE )

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