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Old 11-03-2007, 10:22 PM
 
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I was playing with Google maps in hybrid mode (roads superimposed on satellite photos) and its pretty weird because you can still see the old runways but there's streets all over them. The really funny thing is that it shows I-70 crossing on top of one of the runways. How did that work when the airport was open? Did I-70 used to go under the runway and then they filled in the tunnel after the airport closed?
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:27 PM
 
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The "Stapleton tunnels" on I-70 were demolished several years ago. Was quite a thrill to be about to drive into one those tunnels when a 747 was taking off or landing.
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Westminster, CO
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Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles is built the same way I-70 was built under Stapleton when it was DEN... runs through a tunnel under Runways 7L/25R and 7R/25L on the south side of LAX.
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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That was the best part about that airport. You'd be driving along and here comes and air plane "um mom?" ha ha
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Denver
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More than you ever wanted to know...

Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: Colorado: Northeastern Denver area
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Old 11-04-2007, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Killer web site. I used to have fun with it years ago when I lived in SoCal. Amazing how many airports used to be in a person's own neighborhood. Excellent photos, maps, and charts. Excellent source of historical information.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Stapleton (Denver)
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Bump of an old thread as I was wondering about the same today, after crossing under I-70 while riding on the Sand Creek Greenway.

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From the above, from ColoradoDOT.info, and from airliners.net:









This shot is oriented with north at the top of the image. I-70 runs right to the left about a third of the way down the image, with the tunnel still in place at this point (note dozens of airplanes at the terminal at the bottom left). I-270 heads northwest at the top left.
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Old 12-14-2014, 05:59 AM
 
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That was the best part about that airport.
The best part about the airport was it wasn't in Kansas
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Over the years, the I-70 tunnels were the scene of many vehicle crashes. For some quirk of human nature, many drivers unconsciously slow down when entering tunnels. And these tunnels were especially small and dark. This causes rear-enders when the next driver does not notice the slow down.

A female Denver cop lost the use of her legs when she stopped behind an earlier crash, was standing in front of her patrol car, which was then hit by another car.
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