Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Eisenhower and the US Interstate Highways

On the 50th anniversary of the Interstate Highways in the US, CR4 (a site that looks and feels so much like slashdot) has a five part series that looks at the history, politics and engineering of this grand system of highways. Fascinating stuff.

Part 1: A Giant Nationwide Engineering Project

Part 2: Roots of the Roads

Part 3: The Politics of Passage

Two more should be out later this week; I will add the links when they are published.

MSNBC also has a story on how the highways "moved America into another lane".

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Thanks to Krish for the pointers.