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I-76 has that number because it goes to Philly?

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TempoNick:
I may be a little slow, but I had never made that connection before that I-76 might be related to the year of Independence 1776 until today.

I'm sure this was intentional, but is this something road geeks generally know about, or did I just make this brilliant connection 40 years after I should have?

Henry:

--- Quote from: TempoNick on October 11, 2021, 09:40:53 AM ---I may be a little slow, but I had never made that connection before that I-76 might be related to the year of Independence 1776 until today.

I'm sure this was intentional, but is this something road geeks generally know about, or did I just make this brilliant connection 40 years after I should have?

--- End quote ---
I believe so too, or maybe it was such a big coincidence that they numbered it that way.

In the same vein, I-76 in Denver may have been numbered to celebrate the year CO became a state (1876). And even more ironically, both I-76s were formerly I-80S!

jmacswimmer:
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/i76.cfm

TempoNick:

--- Quote from: jmacswimmer on October 11, 2021, 10:27:17 AM ---https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/i76.cfm

--- End quote ---

The fact that it's a coincidence is odder than if it were intentional. Ben Franklin managing from the grave.

Thanks!

jeffandnicole:
If they tried hard enough, they could give route numbers to cities which coincided with other years of various historic events.

If they really wanted to make a statement, 676 could've been I-776.

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