And You Think the 401 is Bad

Anyone who drives on the highways in Canada (the GTA specifically) will tell you that these have to be some of the worst roads in the world. But are they really? What about the Gravelly Hill Intergchange?

Gravelly Hill Interchange, nicknamed ‘the Spaghetti Junction’, is the 6th junction  of the M6 motorway, where it joins the A38 Aston Expressway in Birmingham, UK. The name “Spaghetti Junction” was coined by Roy Smith, a journalist from the Birmingham Evening  Mail in the 1970s. The areal view of the junction sure tells us why it is called the Spaghetti Junction. Spanning an impressive 30 acres, the junction serves 18 routes and includes 4 km of slip roads. Across 6 different levels, there are 559 concrete columns, reaching up to 24.4 m in height. The engineers had to elevate 13.5 miles of the motorway to accommodate 2 railway lines, 3 canals, and 2 rivers.

Not so bad now eh? I think if you show many people this they would agree that the highways in Canada are pretty tame.

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