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A Look at the History of the Federal Highway Administration
Table of Contents - May 31 - June 1
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1915 OPRRE moves to the Willard Building at 515 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC.
1918 BPR publishes the first issue of Public Roads magazine "to present matters of special interest to those directly concerned with the construction and maintenance of roads, to bring to all the progress of road improvement throughout the country, to discuss its problems and record its results."
1921 BPR establishes a Western Headquarters Office in San Francisco, CA, under Dr. L. I. Hewes, Deputy Chief Engineer, to administer Federal-aid and direct Federal highway construction programs in the 11 western States and the Territories of Alaska and Hawaii. District engineers in Denver, Portland, and San Francisco will report to Dr. Hewes and, through him, to Washington Headquarters.
1971 The 1928 wooden bridge carrying NM 346 across the Rio Grande River near Bosque is destroyed by fire. Its 540-foot, $260,000 replacement, which opens in June 1972, is the first completed under the Special Bridge Replacement Program created by the 1970 Federal-Aid Highway Act.
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