Monday, July 13, 2009

The Grand Plan for Freeways Across Cleveland

Cleveland Memory Project has just mounted a digitized series of 17 "Route Location Studies" from the 1960s, detailing the plans for a network of freeways across the city. Included are the infamous Heights, Lee and Clark freeways through the Heights. Each of these studies were produced by the engineering firm Howard, Needles, Tammen, & Bergendoff, for either the Cuyahoga County Engineer, Albert S. Porter, or the Ohio Department of Highways and are large-format, spiral-bound booklets containing maps, aerial photos, diagrams, tables and explanatory text about each proposed freeway.

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