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America's highways, 1776-1976 : a history of the Federal-aid program.

Author: United States. Federal Highway Administration.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1977.
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United States. Federal Highway Administration.
America's highways, 1776-1976.
[Washington] : U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1977
(OCoLC)768469808
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: United States. Federal Highway Administration.
OCLC Number: 3280344
Description: vi, 553 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 31 cm.
Contents: The Colonial legacy --
Early Turnpike era --
Early Federal aid for roads and canals --
The age of steam --
The good roads movement --
Dawn of the motor age --
The beginning of scientific roadbuilding --
The drive for Federal aid --
Planning a highway system --
The highway boom --
Roads for national defense --
Events leading to enactment of the 1956 Federal-Aid Highway Act --
Administration of the Federal-aid program --
Finance and economics --
Planning --
Research --
Right-of-way and environment --
Design --
Bridges --
Construction and maintenance --
Development of the Interstate program --
Construction in the Federal domain --
International operations --
Epilogue: the success story --
Highway related legislation.

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