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Autobahn bridge and traffic


An Autobahn is a motorway in Germany as well as in Switzerland and Austria, meaning a large purpose-built,  limited-access road solely for motor vehicles making long-distance journeys at speed.  Construction of the German Autobahn network began in the 1930s, well in advance of mass car ownership,  and was the world’s first of its kind and an example to others.  Even today many sections of Autobahn in Germany have no speed limit, allowing unlimited speeds and fuel consumption, and CO2 emissions.

Autobahn is also the title of a 1974 album by influential German musical group Kraftwerk, who are shown on the cover travelling on an Autobahn.