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Hitlerís last motorway to disappear
TheLocal.de ^ | 30 Sep 2013 15:03 CET | (The Local/tsb)

Posted on 10/13/2013 11:14:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The last surviving stretch of German autobahn built under Hitler is set to disappear, almost 80 years after it was first constructed.

The four-kilometer stretch of road on the A11, northeast of Berlin in the state of Brandenburg, dates from 1936 and was part of Hitler’s massive motorway-building program of the Reichsautobahn.

Newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported that the road survived Nazism and Communism and, despite some repair work, is still the original stretch from the 1930s. …

(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.de ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; History; Travel
KEYWORDS: a11; autobahn; brandenburg; reichsautobahn

1 posted on 10/13/2013 11:14:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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2 posted on 10/13/2013 11:17:13 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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3 posted on 10/13/2013 11:18:06 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Wow, 80 years old, that is almost as long as it took to finish the I-45 from Houston to Galveston.


4 posted on 10/13/2013 11:26:06 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Liberty Valance

It doesn’t look like they are moving very fast.


5 posted on 10/13/2013 11:50:25 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Liberty Valance

I swear I’ve seen video of someone wiping out on that stretch.


6 posted on 10/13/2013 11:57:19 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Olog-hai

Hitler’s Socialist Labor Party had a program wherein Germany’s citizen peons could save money in special accounts in order to purchase an automobile.

Then the rat bastards of the National Socialist German Labor Party stole the money.


7 posted on 10/14/2013 12:14:45 AM PDT by Rockpile
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To: ansel12

Wow, 80 years old, that is almost as long as it took to finish the I-45 from Houston to Galveston.


Why do you think it’s finished? They’ve redone it like four times since we moved there in 1978.

I can’t figure out why they can’t make up their minds whether they want Bay Area Blvd to be an overpass or an underpass. It’s changed about three times.


8 posted on 10/14/2013 1:54:21 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: Rockpile

Yeah, it was a program to buy the new ‘’peoples car’’, the Volkswagen. Lots of folks put money aside and few cars were actually delivered, the war came and oh well... . The Autobahn was a show piece of the ‘’New Germany’’ but in reality few Germans owned cars to drive on it. The actual intent of the Autobahn was for moving troops in the event of a war.


9 posted on 10/14/2013 3:41:29 AM PDT by jmacusa (I don't think so, but I doubt it.)
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To: Olog-hai

The Nazis built a road that lasts 80 years.
PENNDOT cant make a road that will last a season without serious repairs to it.


10 posted on 10/14/2013 3:42:30 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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11 posted on 10/14/2013 3:48:22 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Rockpile

Sounds like what will happen to our 401ks.


12 posted on 10/14/2013 4:06:24 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: chaosagent

When I grew up in Houston the I-45 was being built, I went to elementary school, high School it was being built, went off to the Army, got married, it was still being built, live out of state, come back, it went on and on and on, now you say they never stop working on it, it is the short road that is never completed.


13 posted on 10/14/2013 7:44:44 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: Liberty Valance

Say what you want but the krauts know how to engineer...


14 posted on 10/14/2013 7:46:19 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: ansel12

That has always mystified me as well. What, besides corruption of some kind, could possibly explain it?


15 posted on 10/14/2013 12:55:45 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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After about 30 or 40 years of watching it and knowing that people were spending their entire working lives living off of it until retirement, and then it turning into a multi-generational time span, I started thinking of the mystical.
I was born into the building of the I-45 freeway to Galveston, would my life end when the construction ended?


16 posted on 10/14/2013 1:05:22 PM PDT by ansel12
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‘would my life end when the construction ended?”

Relax, you’ll probably live forever.


17 posted on 10/14/2013 1:34:23 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Liberty Valance

Wir fahren fahren fahren auf der autobahn....


18 posted on 10/14/2013 1:35:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Wir fahren fahren fahren auf der autobahn....


19 posted on 10/14/2013 1:38:22 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; jmacusa

IIRC only around 200 people ever got their VWs before the war.


20 posted on 10/14/2013 11:27:25 PM PDT by Rockpile
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According to the site I quoted from, that number was zero. Hitler got one as a birthday day present, after which he celebrated by invading Poland, and thence stopping production of the VW.


21 posted on 10/15/2013 3:46:18 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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You got me to looking for more info. When I thought of a couple hundred deliveries I may have been thinking of the various pre- war prototype batches.

One VW site said that 643 vehicles were produced from 1941 to 45 for the use of Socialist Labor Party officials.


22 posted on 10/15/2013 10:27:18 AM PDT by Rockpile
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