Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Low Fall From a High End

Sudden End of the Highway Ruta Nacional 1, aka La Plata Autopista in the Puerto Madero Neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The abrupt cut of this street marks the ending of the Autopista between Buenos Aires and La Plata, also known as La Ruta Nacional 1. The remaining lanes lead to the Autopista 25 de Mayo that will get you to the Ezeiza International Airport. The sudden end of the lanes looks pretty unfinished just as if a future extension is planned. In fact, I have no clue whether this is an extension point or the final state of the construction work. Let's hope nobody will ever fall off this urban cliff.

6 comments:

Julie said...

Elevated roadways are often ugly: especially if made from concrete. We have them here in Sydney. Especially one that cuts across the historic heart of the city. Whatever were they thinking ...

Jacob said...

That's scary. I can just see someone half asleep go careening right over! Yikes! One wonders what those designers were thinking!

DelBoy said...

There is a freeway exactly like this in central Cape Town. People call it the "invisible freeway" as it also seems to lead to nowhere.

You can see it here on Google Maps (switched to satellite view): http://foxyurl.com/nTs

RogerB said...

Why spend all that money on a gentle merge when you can just end the lane with a flimsy hand rail. Interesting.

JM said...

This is a very strange end but a great find too! :-)

AB said...

They could at least put some train bumpers at the end.