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Moving Boulder with Bulldozer

Date: October 1959
Description: Moving a very large boulder with a bulldozer during construction of Highway 94 in Waukesha County.

Wisconsin Four Lane Highway

Date: 1954
Description: Elevated view of a newly opened divided four lane highway.

McDonald's Billboard

Description: A billboard advertising the opening of a particular McDonald's restaurant. Express highways promoted the emergence of large signs that could be read at a d...

Sun Bathing

Date: 1965
Description: Women sun bathe near an express highway in Milwaukee.

World Series Traffic Jam

Date: 1957
Description: Elevated view of city traffic of bumper-to-bumper cars leaving Milwaukee County Stadium after the 1957 World Series.

Highway Bridge Over Railroad Tracks

Date: November 16 1939
Description: Highway bridge on USH 41 with a train pulled by locomotive #496 traveling under the span.

Tractor Trailer for World's Largest Cheese

Date: 1964
Description: The tractor-trailer used to transport and display the world's largest cheese at the 1964 World's Fair held in New York. The 34,591 pound cheddar was made i...
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Downtown Milwaukee Interstates

Date: March 09 1965
Description: Aerial view and illustration of projected projects including interstates and interchanges in downtown Milwaukee for the 1970's.

Interstate Interchange

Date: 1964
Description: Elevated view of the Rocky Arbor interchange on Interstate I-90.

La Crosse and Onalaska

Date: 1955
Description: An aerial view of La Crosse with Onalaska in the background. The highway is U.S. Highway 53 and the State Highway 35.

Bridge in Lake Delton

Date: 1930
Description: Bridge on U.S. highway 12.

Mississippi River by Highway 35

Date: September 1962
Description: The Mississippi River along Highway 35.
Map or Atlas

Wisconsin Highway Map

Date: 1941
Description: Official highway map of Wisconsin, "the playground of the Midwest," showing the state transportation network prior to World War II.

Construction of State Highway 23-39

Date: 1955
Description: An aerial view of Mineral Point showing State Highway 23-39 under construction.

State Highway 23-39 Construction

Date: 1955
Description: An aerial view of Mineral Point showing the construction of State Highway 23-39.

Badger Interchange Construction

Date: 1961
Description: Construction of the Badger Interchange of I-90 and I-94.

Aerial View of Interstate

Date: 1998
Description: Aerial view of an unidentified interstate interchange, probably in Transportation District #1.

Interstate Construction, Rock County

Date: 1959
Description: Interstate construction at the Colley Road and I-90 overpass in Rock County. The contractor is Shappert Engineering Company.

Interstate Highway Bridge Construction

Date: 1960
Description: Excavation for bridge column footings for the Mirror Lake Bridge.

Workers at Mirror Lake Bridge Construction

Date: 1960
Description: View from below looking up towards workers constructing and reinforcing the forms for the footings of the interstate highway bridge at Mirror Lake.

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