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Old 12-30-2012, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Cheswolde
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:09 AM
 
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Fantastic Post !


I especially liked this painting:


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Many Reps to barante..

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Old 12-30-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I still think it would have made more sense to run 83 across the harbor.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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I still think it would have made more sense to run 83 across the harbor.
I am betting the city planners didn't want to spoil the charm of the harbor. Good call IMO..

I think a better solution might be to dig an express tunnel into the median of the 83 near
Fayette and have it run under the city and come up to the surface and drop right into the
395 at Howard. I bet it would cut down inner harbor traffic significantly.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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The fells point community association, with the help of aspiring VP Spiro Agnew had the area declared historic and thus, nixed the plan.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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The fells point community association, with the help of aspiring VP Spiro Agnew had the area declared historic and thus, nixed the plan.
hmmm. I didn't know Spiro had anything to do with that. I thought that was Senator Mikulski's claim to fame.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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hmmm. I didn't know Spiro had anything to do with that. I thought that was Senator Mikulski's claim to fame.
Yeah I thought it was Mikulski. I commute from the DC suburbs to Baltimore. I told my boss after one difficult commuting day that they should build some sort of connector underground from 395 to 83. He chuckled and said they were going to do exactly that decades ago but Mikulski led a drive to stop it. He said that's how she became famous or infamous depending on your perspective.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:30 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Yeah I thought it was Mikulski. I commute from the DC suburbs to Baltimore. I told my boss after one difficult commuting day that they should build some sort of connector underground from 395 to 83. He chuckled and said they were going to do exactly that decades ago but Mikulski led a drive to stop it. He said that's how she became famous or infamous depending on your perspective.
I thought it was supposed to be a bridge? Anyway, Mikulski is also heralded (or derided) for stopping I-70.

This highway history is not unique to Baltimore: Highway revolts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Interestingly, it's rare for expressways to cut through urban areas in many large European cities. That's a very American design feature.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:06 AM
 
Location: California / Maryland / Cape May
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I have family photos of Baltimore from back to the early 1940s but nothing much earlier than that. These are amazing. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:07 AM
 
Location: California / Maryland / Cape May
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The fells point community association, with the help of aspiring VP Spiro Agnew had the area declared historic and thus, nixed the plan.
Ah, as it should be.
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