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Roads on roof of buildings

Posted by brianboru on 9 February 2009 in English (English)

On Saturday I mapped the service deck road on the roof of the Touchwood Shopping Mall in Solihull where delivery trucks arrive and ship goods down by lift to the shops below. You can see it here http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=52.41281&lon=-1.77833&zoom=16&layers=B000FTF It involved some delicate negotiations with the security guard to persuade him that I wasn't going to have an accident in a traffic-free zone and sue the arse off his masters (It was traffic-free because of the icy weather although the ice had completely disappeared).

Is this a first or are there other examples of roof-top roads?

Brian

Location: 52.413, -1.780

Comment from chillly on 9 February 2009 at 11:37

Last year I mapped a public footpath that runs over the roof of a warehouse in one of the docks in Hull (UK) via steps at both ends.

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Comment from Paul Johnson on 9 February 2009 at 19:44

It's not unheard of. Seattle and Portland both have buildings that later had viaducts run over them. Portland International Airport is unique in that Airport Way actually runs directly through the main terminal building!

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