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By John Murphy

within the wake of the good melancholy, wars, and on the sunrise of the chilly battle, President Dwight D. Eisenhower seen a 'national highway' method as important to the nation's curiosity on numerous counts: safety, trade, defense, and harmony. The Interstate street Act of 1956 created the enormous community of superhighways, beltlines, and spurs of the modern day street approach. greater than 40,000 miles certain the 50 states jointly as an interconnected entire. The Interstate street procedure is a permanent surprise of belief, layout, and building. The venture grew to become the biggest public works application in American heritage, and its production showcased the can-do American spirit of ambition, intelligence, and know-how.

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