Sunday, June 13, 2010

Going over the freeway in Tel Aviv

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For Louis la Vache's "Sunday Bridges" let's hop over to Tel Aviv.
It's less than an hour by bus from Jerusalem.

Nineteen bridges (actually called interchanges) cross the 29 kilometers of Ayalon Highway.
Neteivey Ayalon is major north-south intracity freeway in Gush Dan, the Tel Aviv metropolitan region where millions of people live.
Every weekday some 750,000 vehicles use it.
It can get really congested at rush hour.

Israel Railways trains go down the center of the freeway, as does the Ayalon River.
The river was put into a deep concrete channel to stop flooding.
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11 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee!
This could be a freeway in California. That's a lot of cars in one day! (The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is crossed by an average of 280,000 vehicles a day.)

cieldequimper said...

So modern! ;-) Such a jumble! And such a great blue sky!

EG Wow said...

It looks like a busy road indeed! It sounds like Toronto, which has the dubious distinction of being more congested than Los Angeles!

Leif Hagen said...

Nice capture of several BRIDGES for Louis' theme day! Tel Aviv looks big and modern! Someday...

Luna Miranda said...

very contemporary...i'm used to seeing photos of old Jerusalem, i couldn't imagine this is a skyline in Israel. wonderful shots.

Hilda said...

I'll take the train, thank you very much.

JM said...

Now that's a jumble! Great captures!

Lily Hydrangea said...

this reminds me of pictures I've seen of California freeways. I love the modern skyscrapers.

Kay said...

When I think of Israel, my first vision is of an old city. This sort of shakes you up.

susieofarabia said...

Looks like almost any other modern city! I like the train running parallel with and in between the lanes of traffic.

VP said...

If Jerusalem looks somewhat different at times, Tel Aviv is almost unrecognizable!