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Santa Monica Freeway, Los Angeles, 1965

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Santa Monica Freeway, Los Angeles, 1965
California Department of Transportation Library

IN CONTEXT

This object appears in the following sections:


On the Interstate:  I-10, 1956–1990
On the Interstate: I-10, 1956–1990 — Stop the Bulldozers!

RELATED OBJECTS
Proposed design for Papago Freeway, 1968


Papago Freeway (I-10) as built


Rural freeway aerial


Suburban sprawl aerial


Urban freeway aerial
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
Southern California had an urban freeway system before the Federal Highway Act of 1956, but with the influx of new federal dollars, the system grew and expanded. Suburban growth increased in the counties beyond Los Angeles.
Physical Description
Photograph. Black and white aerial view of Interstate I-10, Santa Monica, in Los Angeles, California showing construction and land use of the freeway system.
Details
Date Made:
1965
Dates Used:
1965
Locations:
California
History
Across the country, multi-lane, limited access freeways take up large amounts of land. Often, displacing many homes and businesses and separated communities.

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