Mar 28, 2018
Asphalt History: March 2018
BY AsphaltPro Staff
This photo from 1967 is of E&B Paving Inc’s first plant in Muncie, Indiana. What did your ’60s-era plant look like?
Did you know that asphalt roads are older than Jesus? The first road to be paved with asphalt was in Babylon between 625 and 604 B.C.! Now that’s a throwWAYback Thursday!
Did you know that Hope Memorial Bridge in Cleveland has four of these 43-foot-tall statues, called the Guardians of Transportation, lining its sides? How cool is that!
November 2017 was the 70th anniversary of the mechanical gooseneck! Check out the first one, patented by Austin Talbert at Talbert Manufacturing, Inc., back in 1947!