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Interstate history
« on: January 20, 2015, 07:28:35 AM »

I've compiled from several sources when most Interstates were created or numbered: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:NE2/Interstate_history
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2015, 09:54:28 AM »

That's really nicely done.  Thanks, NE2.
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2015, 11:29:02 AM »

That's a really good resource, thanks!
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2015, 12:31:38 PM »

Nicely done
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2015, 12:53:23 PM »

Interesting to note that Hawaii's interstates weren't part of the original plan, but since they got approved in 1960, they're about as good as part of the original plan.
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2015, 08:38:33 PM »

I-335 MN was approved by BPR in 1964.  I have documentation that it was officially requested from the state highway department in April, 1963.
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2015, 08:46:22 PM »

I would like to learn what was the first interstate contract awarded in each state.
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2015, 08:50:55 PM »

For Minnesota, I can narrow it down to one of three possibilities:

- I-35W through Richfield and Minneapolis (active planning for this predated the 1956 Highway Act)
- I-494 along the Bloomington Strip
- I-35 near Medford
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2015, 09:35:32 PM »

FWIW, I was always told that in California it was actually I-8 between the 2 El Cajon Blvd exits, essentially rebuilding El Cajon Blvd into an interstate grade facility with the left exit CA 94 connector from the end of Alvarado Pkwy to ElCajon city.(I did once see a pic of this exits opening with a CA 67 to CA 94 on the BGS)
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2015, 11:53:05 PM »

Well done!
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2015, 06:14:11 AM »

Nice list! One thing: Shouldn't I-238 be between I-37 and I-39? It is listed as if it were an I-x80...
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2015, 06:25:25 AM »

Nice list! One thing: Shouldn't I-238 be between I-37 and I-39? It is listed as if it were an I-x80...
It is an x80 in all but name.
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2015, 10:46:43 AM »

Nice list! One thing: Shouldn't I-238 be between I-37 and I-39? It is listed as if it were an I-x80...
It is an x80 in all but name.

The south leg of I-540 in Arkansas (AR 22 to the OK Line) appears to have possibly built first, but as AR 540. I have conflicting info on this. Bugo and I constantly fuss over this ;)
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2015, 07:21:00 PM »

Nice list! One thing: Shouldn't I-238 be between I-37 and I-39? It is listed as if it were an I-x80...
It is an x80 in all but name.

The south leg of I-540 in Arkansas (AR 22 to the OK Line) appears to have possibly built first, but as AR 540. I have conflicting info on this. Bugo and I constantly fuss over this ;)

http://apps.historicaerials.com/viewer#

NE2 posted this link and I 540 didn't get completed until the 1980s. According to the 1978 aeriel, AR 540 ended at US 71 while north of AR 22 (Rogers Ave) was already designated at I 540
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2015, 08:35:30 AM »

I analyzed the 1957 additions, and they couldn't have all been added at that time (there's not enough mileage): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:NE2/Interstate_history
That must be what http://www.ajfroggie.com/roads/yellowbook/additional-mileage.htm means by "the earmarking of mileage to provide circumferential or belt routes". They had decided that those cities shall receive beltways (which all did except Scranton) but didn't have the mileage to add them all yet.
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2015, 11:45:42 AM »

Probably pretty hard to verify, but I wonder if the NB Interstate 29 bridge over the Big Sioux River was the first structural collapse of the entire Interstate system ?
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2015, 03:35:41 PM »



Probably pretty hard to verify, but I wonder if the NB Interstate 29 bridge over the Big Sioux River was the first structural collapse of the entire Interstate system ?

I 35 in Minnesota happened in 2007 and I 40 near Webber Falls, OK happened in 2002.
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2015, 05:05:55 PM »

Correction: The 2007 bridge collapse was on I-35W, not just plain I-35.
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2015, 01:55:50 AM »



Probably pretty hard to verify, but I wonder if the NB Interstate 29 bridge over the Big Sioux River was the first structural collapse of the entire Interstate system ?

I 35 in Minnesota happened in 2007 and I 40 near Webber Falls, OK happened in 2002.

And a quick Google search says this I-29 bridge collapsed in 1962, so...
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Re: Interstate history
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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2019, 07:21:04 PM »

Topic bump rather than start a new thread on this topic. I've seen interstate history on a few threads here, but this thread makes the most sense.

My phone news had an interesting, well-written article on the history of Minnesota interstates from a site called streets.mn. The article covers the early history for the entire system, so I decided to include it here rather than place it in the Great Lakes or Central States. I originally saw part two, but I think the entire article is worth reading so I've included links to both parts.

A History of Minnesotaís Interstates, Part One
A History of Minnesotaís Interstates, Part Two

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Re: Interstate history
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2019, 07:57:14 PM »

The author of the MN interstate series is an occasional user here, Mdcastle. He recently did a series on (mostly) former US 61 from the Twin Cities to Duluth.
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