Friday, September 08, 2006

The Interstate System turns 50

"June 29, 2006, marked the 50th anniversary of the day federal legislation was signed to begin one of the biggest engineering projects ever undertaken: the U.S. Interstate Highway System. "

You can find that quote (on the introduction page) on a special website run by the AASHTO. Check out these fun facts first. I cannot think of a public works project that has impacted the American culture more than the Interstates. I don't even want to know how many hours I personally have logged behind the wheel cruising up and down the East Coast on the likes of I-95, I-81, I-88, I-84, I-64, and the dreaded I-495 (otherwise known as The Beltway).


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