A photographic selection of locations divided by borderlines. Images compiled primarily from Google Maps.
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June 9, 2011
Ferry Avenue & Immigration Street Looking northwest from Eastport, Idaho, U.S., toward Kingsgate, British Columbia, Canada.
The maroon truck on the right is seen crossing the International Boundary into Canada at the border station, obscured by the white building. The utility pole just to the right of the truck is in British Columbia.
The brown building is the Eastport Post Office, which shares space with United Parcel Service. The gray building further north is the Idaho Hotel.
The borderline between Idaho and British Columbia is 45 miles long. It makes up the shortest land section of the border between the two nations.
Second Street West Looking east from a parking lot of a customs firm just north of the U.S./Canada border in Coutts, Alberta. The chain-link fence separates the two countries. The area between the fence and the parking spaces serves as the buffer zone of the borderline. (See the view looking west from this point.)
Sweet Grass, Montana, is south of this point. (Here is a view from about a block south of the fence.) It’s an incorporated community located in Tooles County whose biggest landmark is the borderline and terminus of Interstate 15.
This border station is unusual in that both Canadian and American officials work from the same facility.
The Alaska Highway Looking south from Alaska into an unorganized part of the Yukon Territory on the Alaska Highway. The borderline between Canada and the United States is represented by the boundary vista (the treeless line) that passes through the monument park (and between the flags) on the left side of this photograph. The driver of the orange car is parked in the U.S.
From this point, Fairbanks, Alaska, is 298 miles away and Anchorage is 421 miles away. The U.S. border patrol station is 1,000 feet to the northwest. (Click here and then click forward to watch the seasons change.) (Google Maps)
Border Road Looking southwest from San Luis, Arizona, toward San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. The borderline between the United States and Mexico lies just on the other side of the wall on the left side. The wall on the right side is a recent addition. The exit, where the orange barrel is, leads out to South Avenue.