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Papago Freeway (I-10) as built, Phoenix, 1991

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Papago Freeway (I-10) as built, Phoenix, 1991
The Arizona Department of Transportation

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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
Urban freeway aerial


Papago Freeway (I-10) as built
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
The proposed design of a massive interchange and a surface freeway through downtown Phoenix met with resistance. After a decade of controversy, a depressed freeway was built with a deck that supports an urban park.
Physical Description
Photograph. Aerial view of the Papago freeway and park above it.
Details
Date Made:
1991
Locations:
Arizona
History
Often, proposals for the new interstate routes were met with concern from the public. In many cities, citizens formed coalitions to oppose the proposed routes. Some were successful at stopping construction or re-routing the highway, but most of the highways were built.
Related People, Places, and Events
Location of photograph
Phoenix, Arizona (1991)


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