Scenic USA - Ohio
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of historic sites, points of interest, and a large
sampling of America's parklands. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided, but in no means should they be considered an endorsement.
National Road Bridges
|Photos by Gregory S. Hamilton
Greg Hamilton Photography
Ready to celebrate its 200 year anniversary, America's first super highway began construction in 1811, linking older communities in the east to newly settled territories west of the Appalachian Mountains. George Washington, early supporter of a National Road, feared that new populations in The Great Interior could form political ties with Spain and England, whose influences still prevailed in the west. Washington and another young surveyor, Albert Gallatin, formulated a plan and route that would eventually tie together the six mid-eastern states.
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