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August 25
1916 OPR Bulletin 373 on "Brick Roads" by Vernon M. Pierce (Chief of Construction) and Charles H. Moorefield (Senior Highway Engineer) states that the advantages of brick roads are: "(1) They are durable under practically all traffic conditions; (2) they afford easy traction and moderately good foothold for horses; and (3) they are easily maintained and kept clean." The bulletin concludes, "Since brick pavements are probably more expensive to construct than any other type of pavement at present used for country roads, it is all the more important that their construction should be carefully planned and well executed."
Photo: Vernon M. Pierce
Vernon M. Pierce
Chief of Construction
Pffice of Public Roads
1992 With the south Florida coast beginning to recover from yesterday's devastating Hurricane Andrew, FHWA is on the scene assisting in damage assessment. In response to a request from Secretary of Transportation Andrew Card, Jr., for 100 USDOT volunteers to aid disaster relief workers, over 130 FHWA employees volunteer. (In North Carolina, Anna Beth Evans of FHWA's Raleigh Office of Motor Carriers, works with her State counterpart in a community effort to raise donated and purchased goods. Goods totalling 32,000 pounds, valued at $30,000, were transported to the disaster area in donated equipment.)
FHWA's disaster field office in the former Eastern Airline building at Miami International Airport. From left to right: Jennifer Balis (NE), Don Blankenship (AL), Pram Booncharoen (MI), Tom Pilling (KY), (foreground) Greg Schiess (FL), and Pete Hartman (ID).
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