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San Antonio Area
Interchange Roadside Pictures
This page last updated January 01, 2010
||Below are pictures from
the roadside of the interchange of I-35, I-37, and US 281 on the
northeast corner of downtown San Antonio. The interchange was
built ca. 1971 and zigzags over several surface streets in the area, including Broadway.
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to the I-35 North picture galleries page
also photos of this interchange on the
Under the connector from US
281 southbound to I-35 northbound
View of the interchange from
the roadside of the ramp from I-35 northbound to US 281 northbound
The cars in the foreground are on Broadway.
View of the ramp from I-35
northbound to US 281 northbound
There's an exit to Broadway from this ramp as well just past the
Looking north at the
interchange from Broadway near Jones Ave.
Another view of the southbound
US 281 connector to northbound I-35
The roadway across the top is US 281 northbound.
Once again, under the
southbound US 281 connector to I-35 northbound
This time, we're looking west from Austin St. The
ground-level roadway a short distance in front of us is the ramp
from southbound I-35 to southbound I-37.
Looking at the ramp from
southbound I-35 to southbound I-37 from the Austin St. overpass
Roadside from the southbound
I-35 ramp to southbound I-37
Looking north along N Alamo
Looking northwest along N.
Alamo St. under the US 281 southbound bridge
View of the split for the ramp
to northbound I-35 from southbound US 281
Convergence of the ramp from
northbound I-35 (right) with US 281 northbound
Looking west from N Alamo St.
The overpass in front of us is the US 281 northbound main lanes.
Looking east from N Alamo St.
This is the split for the ramp to northbound US 281 from
Looking northwest from
The roadway just past Broadway is the ramp to northbound US 281
from northbound I-37. The overpass swooping down from the top
right is the connector from northbound US 281 to southbound I-35.
US 281 southbound crosses over in the background.
Looking southwest from
These are the same ramps as the picture above this one, just a
short distance further up Broadway.
Looking south along Broadway
from Casa Blanca St.
Looking west along Newell Ave.
The white car is at the end of the Broadway exit from the
northbound I-35 connector to northbound US 281.
Looking southeast from Newell