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June 12, 2017

“In the country that built the Great Wall, major feats of infrastructure have long been a point of pride”

In the US, the recent political campaign promised new investments in badly needed infrastructure repairs and expansion. But as is often the case, while most agree t...

June 12, 2017

One of the many important infrastructure projects of Ancient Rome was the construction of a vast road network that provided for important communication, trade, and military control over such as vast territory. An enterprising artist has now re-imagined the Appian Way a...

May 26, 2017

Historic Route 1 in California—better known as the Pacific Coast Highway—extends almost the entire length of the state's coastline, or some 655 miles. Designated as an All-American Road, the first section, near Big Sur in the northern part of the state, was constructed...

September 15, 2016

As part of the centennial celebration of the US National Park System, this author compiled a beautifully illustrated historical account of the 5,500-mile road system constructed throughout the most iconic landscapes of the American park system. Although some opposed th...

September 15, 2016

U.S. Route 66 was one of the first highways in America, first established in 1926. Beginning in Chicago, Illinois and terminating in Santa Monica, California, the cross-country route became a centerpiece of American legend and lore. This travel writer explores the curr...

July 15, 2016

As the US highway expanded across the country during the mid-20th century, numerous large-scale fiberglass “statues” were erected to entice drivers and vacationers to such roadside business as cafes, motels, and car repair shops. Today a firm is dedicated to restoring...

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