Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy 54th Birthday To the Interstate Highway


(Photo by RA – Larchmont, NY – 2010)

President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 on this day in, um, 1956.  Road travel in this country has never been the same.  Some love the interstate (I generally like them) and some hate them (and I understand why, since the two-lane roads have more personality).

It can’t be denied that it is had an impact on American culture.  I think I’ll go sit in traffic on the Cross Bronx Expressway (that would be Interstate 95) to celebrate.

Thanks to fellow road enthusiasts Jim K. Georges and Steve Williams for posting this link discussing the anniversary.

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