on your roads

inspired by a recent dayriffer find, i shared my love of my native (Californian) highway system here:

post about the 110 at the 105

Based on Simon Burrow‘s suggestion, we are going to have a freeway interchange beauty contest.

The rub is that I am a SoCal native, and I love it too much to be unbiased in my entries.  In the comments below, then, please submit your entries into the contest.  I’ll start with the two of mine.  The names of the highways should be enough, but if your submission is already notorious, then a link to photos or the it’s wikipedia page is also great.  You don’t have to limit yourself to one entry, but try and pick your favorite favorite.

Most importantly, please share whatever you want about the interchange: a personal story, a myth, a legend, an experience, a poem.  That will make this real.  I’ll later collect all of the entries and we’ll have a pageant of polls for our pageant, with awards like “Best In Show”, “All Around Great Interchange”, “Generalized Runner-Up”, &c…

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5 Responses to “on your roads”

  1. dgroseph Says:

    My first favorite is the Kellog Hill Interchange which I didn’t know was called that until now.

    It is a relatively minor interchange along the massive I-10 which I didn’t know was called the “Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway” until now, either.

    I nominate KHI (SR 57, SR 71, I-10) because of it’s minor but present rotational asymmetry, and it’s roller-coaster feel as you peel off of the hillside on the southbound 57.

    This is obviously a sentimental entry, as I lived in Claremont for four years and this was my “interchange”. Downtown L.A. is also full of nostalgia for me, but there is something quaint about this candidate.

  2. Matty Fay Says:

    Miami representing!

    I’ve actually never been on this interchange, but hear about it CONSTANTLY on the radio traffic reports. Maybe, one day, when I have a couple of hours to spare, I’ll take a spin on it.

  3. Simon Burrow Says:

    In an attempt to not be parochial I’ll vote for “Spaghetti Junction” in Atlanta because of it’s name. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SpaghettiJunctionGA.jpg

    And generically for one of the perfect classic cloverleafs in the flatlands of Iowa. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_131,_M-6,_68th_St_interchange.jpg

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