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B.Schultz

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May 24, 2005, 12:52:42 PM5/24/05
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As a chicagoan, im a big fan of our double decker streets like Lake
Shore Drive, Wacker Drive, michigan av., etc.
my question is are there any other cities with streets like these
elsewhere in the us (bridges not but freeways are included)?

Paul DeRocco

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May 24, 2005, 1:05:32 PM5/24/05
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> "B.Schultz" <luthrn...@msn.com> wrote

Los Angeles even has a triple decker over near the new Disney Auditorium.

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james

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May 24, 2005, 1:13:33 PM5/24/05
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110 south of LA has carpool lanes above it for a small stretch. 55 or
57 or 5, (one of those) has another stretch. they don't cover the
entire footprint of the street under it tho

I-70 in Denver runs over a street for a mile or just east of 25

isn't there a street downtown LA, maybe figueroa, that runs above
another street?

N8N

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May 24, 2005, 1:15:37 PM5/24/05
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The Fort Pitt Bridge in Pittsburgh used to be a double decker but I
heard it was being redone and I have no idea if it's retaining that
configuration or not (or might actually be done by now, I haven't been
back to Pgh. in over two years)

nate

anon

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May 24, 2005, 1:51:20 PM5/24/05
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part of I-64 near downtown StL.

james

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May 24, 2005, 3:10:23 PM5/24/05
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don't forget this one: triple decker with cars/rail/and pipeline

http://media.dsc.discovery.com/convergence/engineering/beringstrait/interactive/interactive.html

this is going to be awesome for my 2064 trip to moscow!

Sir Ray

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May 24, 2005, 3:36:07 PM5/24/05
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Bridges not but freeways included?

If you mean double decker expressways (not including bridges), then the
Long Island Expressway where the BQE runs under it for about a km or
so.
There are a few sections of one direction of lanes running over another
in NYC to: the BQE at the Brooklyn Esplanade (near the Brooklyn Bridge
and overlookin Downtown Manhattan), and the FDR in a few places I think
in the 70s-80s, under some hospital/research center.
Also - Rte. 21 in Northern Newark, NJ (near the southern terminus of
it's freeway part - OK, the divided limited access part north of
downtown Newark, as it picks up again south of South Street...)

Sir Ray

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May 24, 2005, 3:46:17 PM5/24/05
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You know, I mentioned the BQE, but come to think of it it's Southern
Extension the Gowanus (yes, I know, but in effect they function as one
expressway system in South West Brooklyn) towers over ...hmm, not
Third Avenue (there is mostly parking and turn lanes under the
Expressway from the 40s to the 60s) but a little north of that - the
Expressway has to have enough clearance to cross over an (Active) draw
bridge over the Gowanus canal - anyway its by the Home Depot, not far
from the Smith St IND station. The view looking up at that towering
expressway is rather impressive...
Riverside drive in Manhattan at several points is also a good candidate
- heck, there are probably many more such cool examples before NY City
forgot how to build roads sometime in the 1970s...

MASTERNC

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May 24, 2005, 4:35:37 PM5/24/05
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They did redo the bridge and tunnel; however, nothing else has been
changed. It's still the same double-decker bridge. Same with the Fort
Duquesne Bridge.

Stephane Dumas

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May 24, 2005, 4:15:55 PM5/24/05
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"B.Schultz" <luthrn...@msn.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
1116953562.8...@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
Cincinnati 2nd Street is sort of double-decker, the upper level serve as a
service road/distributor of Fort Washington Way(I-71 and US-50) whule the
lower level serves as a transit center. You can view some pictures at
http://www.cincinnati-transit.net/fww-2000.html

Stéphane Dumas


Nate Nagel

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May 24, 2005, 6:05:00 PM5/24/05
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Same incredible view leaving the tunnels?

nate

(a little homesick)

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Paul DeRocco

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May 24, 2005, 10:17:24 PM5/24/05
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> "james" <tune...@aol.com> wrote

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> isn't there a street downtown LA, maybe figueroa, that runs above
> another street?

Grand Avenue is the street you're probably thinking of. It's two levels
where it goes past MOCA and the Disney Auditorium. Then 3rd Street tunnels
underneath both of them.

ill

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May 25, 2005, 2:48:10 PM5/25/05
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http://www.chesco.com/~apu/prr/images/30th_aerial.jpg

Schuylkill Ave runs directly over I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) and
serves as the feeder for 30th Street Station. It runs along a river
(like Chicago) and it has our Regional Rail tracks running over it. It
serves as the road to both onramps to I-76 & I-676 (Vine Street) for
everyone on the west side of Center City. It also connects to the
Walnut, Market, Chestnut, and JFK Blvd Bridges.

SPUI

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May 27, 2005, 4:44:12 PM5/27/05
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Boston has Summer Street in South Boston, but that's not really double
decker - it simply crosses over perpendicular streets (it was built
around 1900 over massive railyards).

SPUI

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May 27, 2005, 4:42:19 PM5/27/05
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Paul DeRocco wrote:
>>"B.Schultz" <luthrn...@msn.com> wrote
>>
>>As a chicagoan, im a big fan of our double decker streets like Lake
>>Shore Drive, Wacker Drive, michigan av., etc.
>>my question is are there any other cities with streets like these
>>elsewhere in the us (bridges not but freeways are included)?
>
>
> Los Angeles even has a triple decker over near the new Disney Auditorium.
>
Chicago has a bunch of triple-deckers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multilevel_streets_in_Chicago

ranie...@yahoo.com

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May 27, 2005, 5:57:44 PM5/27/05
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SPUI wrote:
> >>"B.Schultz" <luthrn...@msn.com> wrote
> >>
> >>As a chicagoan, im a big fan of our double decker streets like Lake
> >>Shore Drive, Wacker Drive, michigan av., etc.
> >>my question is are there any other cities with streets like these
> >>elsewhere in the us (bridges not but freeways are included)?
>
> Chicago has a bunch of triple-deckers.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multilevel_streets_in_Chicago

I believe that's what the OP was referring to.

George Grapman

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May 28, 2005, 12:37:19 AM5/28/05
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A variation:

In San Francisco Stockton St. runs in a tunnel under Nob Hill
starting under Bush St. and ending at Clay. Stockton St. also runs above
the tunnel climbing up the hill and is a residential street while the
tunnel resembles an expressway with no cross streets, lights or parking.
In order to get above the tunnel you have to exit Stockton a block
before in either direction, go around the block and then resume on the
upper part.
A similar situation happens with the Broadway tunnel.

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John David Galt

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May 28, 2005, 5:25:38 AM5/28/05
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San Francisco has a few, on hills in the Chinatown area. For
instance, where Grant Ave. goes through a tunnel near Sutter St.,
there is a second Grant Ave. directly above the tunnel section --
with building numbers continued as if it were the same street.
(And there are stairs connecting the two for those on foot.) Weird.

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