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Location DB > Belgium > Limburg > Ham > N73
 Name
N73
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 Database Info
created by IIVQ on 8/19/2005 11:32 PM
last modified by IIVQ on 8/20/2005 4:57 PM
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 Overview
 Description
Unused 4-lane bridges, ready for imminent usage, which have seen no traffic in the 28 years since their construction.
 Basic Information
Type: Road & Bridge
Status: Under Construction & Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
N73
Ham, Limburg
Belgium
Owner: Provincie Limburg, probably
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  •  Hazards
  • Sheep
  •  Interesting Features
    120-metre, 4-lane bridge over the Albert Canal. Underside of bridge is accessible.

    Also 2.5 km of unpaved roadbed, and another small unused bridge. Dead sheep in varying states of decomposition, if that interests you.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1977
    Closed: 1977
     Required Equipment
     Recommended Equipment
    Flashlight if you want to visit the inside of the bridge.
     History
    The two bridges and the road bed were constructed in 1977 as part of a replacement of the N73 road, which went right trough many villages centres. The new road wasn't really needed and got a lot of protests from environmentalists. in 1980 the new N73 was scrapped off the list of priority infrastructure. Te first 500 metre is in use, but does cause the problems is was meant to solve: bring more instead of less traffic into the Ham city centre.
     Media Coverage
    Blijvende Blunders (1993) Douglas de Coninck, Uitgeverij Kritak, Leuven. ISBN 90-6303-501-2
     Future Plans
    More dead sheep?

    According to [1], maybe parking for truck drivers or bicicle path.

    According to [3], no road will be built on it soon.
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     Photo Galleries
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    Satelite pictures & Maps
    Wed, Aug 17th, 2005
    posted by IIVQ
    2 pictures
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    Road/Railbridge
    Wed, Aug 17th, 2005
    posted by IIVQ
    2 pictures
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    An unexpected visit...
    Wed, Aug 17th, 2005
    posted by IIVQ
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     Panoramas

    Bridge over the Nijverheidsweg
    Wed, Aug 17th, 2005
    posted by IIVQ


    Bridge over the Albertkanaal
    Wed, Aug 17th, 2005
    posted by IIVQ
     Web Links
    [1] Research press release about the 10 unused bridges in Flandres.
    [2] Remodelling the bridge to make use of it as an ecoduct.
    [3] Structural plan Limburg. date unknown.
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by ednothing on 12/22/2005 7:13 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 21 05 at 10:01, IIVQ updated gallery picture Emit Remmus
  • on Aug 20 05 at 19:03, IIVQ updated gallery picture The otherside
  • on Aug 20 05 at 19:03, IIVQ updated gallery picture Parallel universe
  • on Aug 20 05 at 18:58, IIVQ updated gallery picture Parallel universe
  • on Aug 20 05 at 18:57, IIVQ updated gallery picture Parrallel universe
  • on Aug 20 05 at 18:57, IIVQ updated gallery picture Deep Kick
  • on Aug 20 05 at 18:57, IIVQ updated gallery picture Around the World
  • on Aug 20 05 at 18:56, IIVQ updated gallery picture Walkabout
  • on Aug 20 05 at 18:54, IIVQ updated gallery picture Emit Remmus
  • on Aug 20 05 at 18:54, IIVQ updated gallery picture Porcelain
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