Runway Over The Highway in Leipzig Airport
Germans are well known for their efficiency and when you lack space some extraordinary decisions are needed. This time they have built a runway over the highway in Leipzig Airport. Leipzig/Halle Airport (IATA: LEJ, ICAO: EDDP) (German: Flughafen Leipzig/Halle) is an international airport located in Schkeuditz, Saxony and serves both Leipzig, Saxony and Halle, Saxony-Anhalt. Modern airport terminal requires a huge amount. This time they were lacking space, so the runway was build over adjacent motorway and railway. To make room for the runway without affecting vehicular traffic on motorway A14 and rail traffic, three bridges were constructed over the motorway and the tracks, that allowed the parallel runways to extend to their full length of 3.6 km. These bridges are called Taxiways. Aircrafts would taxi on these taxiways at the time of takeoff and landing, while vehicles ply on the motorway below. Check out this video how plane takes off over the highway!https://www.youtube.com/embed/74UuEJL78vY
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