The world’s widest avenue: 9 de Julio

By January 25, 2015Argentina

The widest avenue in the world has 20 lanes! Seven lanes in each direction plus two additional ones on each side. The name of the avenue, 9 de Julio, is honoring Argentina’s the day of independences  and is located in Buenos Aires.

To built this massive street, an entire row of blocks of houses was pulled down. As  a typical block in Buenos Aires is 110 meters, the avenues has a width of 140 m including the additional two lanes on each side. It can take some minutes to cross the street since you will have to wait several times at traffic lights.

No picture can ever express the enormousness of this street. If you really want a great shot from above, you have to ask very kindly at the surrounding hotel’s reception…

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