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interstate highways have grown enormously over the last 50
years. The view in the photo below, looking north from
the 14th Street bridge over the Downtown Connector, provides a
remarkable example of this trend. Fifty years ago, the
freeway was a mere three lanes in each direction and homes and
businesses were sometimes no more than a few feet from the
traffic lanes. Today there are seven lanes on each side
of the road and the 17th Street bridge, which opened in 2004,
is one of the most visible features in the updated photo
below. Top photo courtesy of the Georgia
State University Library Archives (File #N27-045_a). Lower
photo: November, 2013.