National Construction Project - Building the Interstate Highway System

National Construction Project - Building the Interstate Hi
National Construction Project - Building the Interstate Hi
National Construction Project - Building the Interstate Hi
National Construction Project - Building the Interstate Hi
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During the D-day invasion the allies got bogged down in an endless sea of hedgerows that made it difficult to move men and equipment overland to support the invasion plan. Coupled with an insufficient transportation system in Europe, the invasion was almost halted in some areas to the inability to move troops, equipment and supplies quickly and efficiently. This did not go unnoticed to Supreme Commander General Eisenhower nor did the network of high-speed roads known as the Reichsautobahnen developed by the Germans.

When Eisenhower became president, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 on June 29. The bill created a 41,000-mile “National System of Interstate and Defense Highways” that would, according to Eisenhower, eliminate unsafe roads, inefficient routes, traffic jams and all of the other things that got in the way of “speedy, safe transcontinental travel.”

Transportation was much different at the end of the 19th century from what it is today. At that time, there was just one motorized vehicle on the road for every 18,000 Americans. Most of those roads were made not of asphalt or concrete but of packed dirt (on good days) or mud. Under these circumstances, driving a motorcar was not simply a way to get from one place to another: It was an adventure.

Today, there are more than 250 million cars and trucks in the United States, or almost one per person.

The presentation covers the following:

Background
Federal Highway Act (2)
19th Century Travel (2)
The Model-T
Need for Good Roads
Funding the Construction
Interstate Highway System
Funding Breakdown
New Design
Construction Chaos
People Revolt Interstate is Built
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National Construction Project - Building the Interstate Hi
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National Construction Project - Building the Interstate Hi
National Construction Project - Building the Interstate Hi
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