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1 Interstate 90, Newton: a Shaw's supermarket (referred to by traffic reporters as the "Shaw's overpass" (formerly the "Star Market overpass")) and the Sheraton Newton Hotel are built atop I-90. Aerial images: [link] [link] 1397
2 Interstate 80, Kearney: The Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, a 1,500-ton structure spanning 308 feet (93.87 m), houses a museum dedicated to frontier culture. 1386
3 Interstate 10: In central Phoenix, a 1/2 mile section of Interstate 10 travels through the Deck Park Tunnel and is capped by the Margaret T. Hance Park. [link] 1034
4 Interstate 75/85 (Downtown Connector), Atlanta: The Civic Center MARTA station is located over the Downtown Connector at West Peachtree Street, making it the only subway station built over an Interstate Highway. 842
5 Interstate 5, Seattle: the [link] sits on top of Interstate 5, which connects downtown to the [link] and First Hill districts (locally, First Hill is also known as "Pill Hill" as this is Seattle's medical district). The park is multi-level and as such, there are areas where visitors are able to watch traffic pass by. The park is connected to the [link] which is also built on top of I-5. Aerial images: [link] [link] 732
6 Interstate 64, St. Louis: A large bridge-like structure connects two ends of The [link]. People walking through the structure can see cars going by, and use radar guns to measure their speed. Also, cars driving below can see the atmospheric condition of the general area every morning, as it is posted on an electronic sign on the side. [link] 357
7 Interstate 66, Arlington: The parking garage next to Washington-Lee High School is built over top of 66 which is trenched at this point so as to reduce the noise levels in surrounding neighborhoods. 326
8 Interstate 71, Cincinnati, Ohio: Several low-rise apartment buildings and Lytle Park are located above a tunnel that carries I-71 through Downtown Cincinnati connecting it to Fort Washington Way. 259
9 Interstate 285, Atlanta: The fifth runway of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport runs above the interstate near Interstate 85. 218
10 Interstate 44 (Will Rogers Turnpike), Vinita: The largest McDonald's in the world is built over the top of Interstate 44. It goes from one side of the interstate to the other, passing over the interstate. Customers can sit inside and eat while traffic drives beneath them. [link] 158
11 Illinois Tollway oases, multiple locations and Interstate Highways: Rest areas which extend over the Interstate Highway it is on [link]. There are seven oases, located on the Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 80, 94 & 294), Northwest Tollway (Interstate 90) and the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway (Interstate 88). The four on the Tri-State Tollway and the two on the Northwest Tollway are over the tollway, while the DeKalb oasis on the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway is on the south side of the tollway. Customers are able to sit inside the oases and eat while traffic goes by beneath them. This type of development is common in the United Kingdom. 116
12 Interstate 95, New York: The segment between the George Washington Bridge and the Harlem River is covered by various apartment buildings, a parking lot and the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal. This section of Interstate 95 is often referred as "The Apartments". [link] 112
13 Interstate 43, Milwaukee: The northbound lanes formerly ran underneath the Milwaukee County Courthouse Annex, which was torn down in spring 2006. [link] 99
14 M-10, The Lodge Freeway in Detroit passes beneath Cobo Center, Detroit's expo and convention center. 87
15 Interstate 696, which is a depressed freeway, is capped in three different locations with parks at ground level as it passes through Oak Park and Southfield. [link] 76
16 Interstate 394, Minneapolis: Three parking garages that were funded as part of the U.S. Route 12 improvement are constructed above the Eastern terminus of the road. They are the Seventh street ramp, Fifth Street Ramp, and Fourth Street Ramp. 43
17 Interstate 670, Columbus, Ohio: A portion of High Street that passes over 10 lanes of the Interstate just north of downtown Columbus is capped and bordered by buildings housing several stores. The design of the buildings borrowed from the old Union Station terminal that once stood at the site. 22
18 Interstate 670, Kansas City: The Bartle Hall Convention Center extends over the freeway in downtown Kansas City. [link] 20
19 Interstate 564, Norfolk: The runway of NAS Norfolk-Chambers Field passes directly over the western end of I-564. A C-5 Galaxy (the largest military aircraft in the western world) actually got stuck on the overpass and motorists could view the gigantic aircraft as they drove underneath. 10
20 A1: In Cantagallo, Italy, an Autogrill restaurant is built as an overpass across the highway. Diners have a view of the traffic below as they eat. [link] [link] 6
21 Interstate 195, Fall River: Government Center is built above the freeway. < 5


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