Monday 2 June 2014

Interstate 95

Here is another map for Monday.  It looks almost like a handmade card but in fact it isn't, though the map does look hand drawn.  It was sent in 1988 from an 8 year old girl in a Brownie troop, to a boy in the West Midlands.  Maybe he was in a cub pack.

From the back of the card:
The Interstate Highway System comprises approximately 43,000 miles of expressway throughout the United States.  Interstate 95 is the major north-south corridor in the Eastern US linking northern Maine to South Florida.  I-95 will be approximately 1,850 miles in length when complete: over 1,700 miles are in use.
 I have just read in Wikipedia that it's still not complete, with sections in Pennsylvania and New Jersey due for completion in 2018.  It was started in 1957, making it one of the oldest of the Interstate system.
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1 comment:

  1. I live just a few miles off I-95 In Fort Lauderdale between Palm Beach & Miami, Florida. I know the south end of the road but have not been to the north end. Would be fun to make that trip someday.
    Only been as far north as NYC on 95.


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