Chongqing has recently finished work on a mind-boggling interchange outside the city which has left netizens across China dumbfounded.
The highway interchange consists of 15 lanes going up 5 levels and extending out 8 directions, earning it the title of the city’s “most complicated intersection.” Online, web users worried about driving into the M.C. Escher mess and never figuring out how to get out.
“Car GPS: ‘I can only take you this far, the rest is up to you,'” commented one Weibo user.
“Car GPS: ‘Who am I? Where am I?'” wrote another netizen.
“Who says that this saves time? If you take the wrong ramp you’ll be taking a day-long vacation,” argued another.
With 8.5 million people living in the congested city proper along the steep banks where the Yangtze meets the Jialing, Chongqing is a city familiar with tackling urban planning problems which it has addressed in the past by building 13-story-high pedestrian bridges and monorail tracks that pass through residential buildings.
For something a bit less hectic, Chongqing residents can always hop on the metro instead and ride it all the way to China’s loneliest subway station.
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