Sunday, November 14, 2010

47 Years Ago Today

November 14, 1963

JFK video I-95 dedication November 14, 1963

This was the day of his final press conference.

His I-95 dedication speech may be read here.

It was 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy who took an interest in the development of the Washington, D.C. freeway system, particularly regarding the north-south inside Washington, D.C. segment of planned I-95

JFK's Adminstration Gave Us the B&O Route North Central Freeway

JFK Adminstration Freeway System Other Aspects

JFK was apparantly more hands with the planning than predecessor Eisenhower

JFK's B&O North Central Freeway Was Subverted

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Arizona Avenue Bridge to Chain Bridge Road- Unbuilt

Discussed in a recent article at Greater Greater Washington.

Illustration from a 1957 Northwest Freeway Report.

Also see map of unbuilt Nebraska Avenue Bridge- 1952 proposal