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Aaron Thomas Bliss (May 22, 1837 – September 16, 1906) was a U.S. Representative from and the 25th Governor of the US state of Michigan, and was from Saginaw.
Alexander Joseph "Alex" Groesbeck (November 7, 1873 – March 10, 1953) was an American politician who served as Attorney General and the 30th Governor of the State of Michigan.
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States and to three Canadian cities.
Asphalt, also known as bitumen, is a sticky, black, and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum.
Battle Creek is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, in northwest Calhoun County, at the confluence of the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek rivers.
Bloomfield Township is a civil township of Missaukee County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
The Capitol Loop is a state trunkline highway running through Lansing, Michigan, in the United States that was commissioned on October 13, 1989.
Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan.
Concrete, usually Portland cement concrete, is a composite material composed of fine and coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement (cement paste) that hardens over time—most frequently a lime-based cement binder, such as Portland cement, but sometimes with other hydraulic cements, such as a calcium aluminate cement.
The Constitution of the State of Michigan is the governing document of the U.S. state of Michigan.
A controlled-access highway is a type of highway which has been designed for high-speed vehicular traffic, with all traffic flow and ingress/egress regulated.
Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.
Drummond Island Township is a civil township of Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
Flushing is a city in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
Ford Motor Company (commonly referred to simply as "Ford") is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
Fred Maltby Warner (July 21, 1865 – April 17, 1923) was an American politician.
George Heartwell was the mayor of the city of Grand Rapids in the U.S. state of Michigan.
The Good Roads Movement occurred in the United States between the late 1870s and the 1920s.
A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, often a state.
The Governor of Michigan is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Michigan.
Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan, and the largest city in West Michigan.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
Horatio Sawyer Earle (1855–1935) is known as the "Father of Good Roads" or simply Horatio "Good Roads" Earle.
Interstate 75 (I-75) is a part of the Interstate Highway System that runs from Miami, Florida, to Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Interstate 94 (I-94) is a part of the Interstate Highway System that runs from Billings, Montana, to the Lower Peninsula of the US state of Michigan.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly known as the Interstate Highway System, is a network of controlled-access highways that forms part of the National Highway System in the United States.
John C. Mackie (June 1, 1920 – March 5, 2008) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.
Lansing is the capital of the U.S. state of Michigan.
The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) is a non-profit membership organization which promotes cycling for fun, fitness and transportation through advocacy and education.
The Interstate Highways in Michigan are the segments of the national Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways that are owned and maintained by the U.S. state of Michigan, totaling about.
The Lower Peninsula of Michigan is the southern of the two major landmasses of the U.S. state of Michigan, the other being the Upper Peninsula.
M-1, commonly known as Woodward Avenue, is a north–south state trunkline highway in the Metro Detroit area of the US state of Michigan.
M-17 is a state trunkline highway in the U.S. state of Michigan, connecting the cities of Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County.
Macadam is a type of road construction, pioneered by Scottish engineer John Loudon McAdam around 1820, in which single-sized crushed stone layers of small angular stones are placed in shallow lifts and compacted thoroughly.
The Mackinac Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of the U.S. state of Michigan.
The Mackinac Bridge Authority is an independent state agency of the U.S. state of Michigan that operates the Mackinac Bridge across the Straits of Mackinac.
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County.
Michael D. Hayes is a Republican member of the Michigan State Transportation Commission and former member of the Michigan House of Representatives.
Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States.
The Attorney General of Michigan is the fourth-ranking official in the U.S. state of Michigan and one of four great offices of state.
The Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is a principal department of the State of Michigan.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the agency of the state of Michigan charged with maintaining natural resources such as state parks, state forests, and recreation areas.
The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, formerly Michigan Department of Management and Budget, is a principal department of the government of Michigan responsible for various support functions within the government.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is a constitutional government principal department of the US state of Michigan.
A Michigan left is an at-grade intersection design which replaces each left turn at an intersection with a divided roadway with the combination of a right turn followed by a U-turn, or a U-turn followed by a right turn, depending on the situation.
The Michigan Legislature is the legislature of the U.S. state of Michigan.
The Michigan Department of State is administered by the Secretary of State, who is elected on a partisan ballot for a term of four years in gubernatorial elections.
The Michigan Senate is the upper house of the Legislature of the U.S. State of Michigan.
Michigan Services are three Amtrak passenger rail routes connecting Chicago, Illinois with the Michigan cities of Grand Rapids, Port Huron, and Detroit, and stations en route.
The Michigan State Police (MSP), originally Michigan Troopers Permanent Force, is the state police agency for the state of Michigan.
The State Trunkline Highway System consists of all the state highways in Michigan, including those designated as Interstate, United States Numbered (US Highways), or State Trunkline highways.
Midland is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan in the Tri-Cities region of Central Michigan.
Murray Delos Van Wagoner (March 18, 1898June 12, 1986) was an American politician.
New Buffalo is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
Newaygo is a rural city in Newaygo County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
Orchard Lake Village is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan and a small, exclusive suburb of Detroit.
Port Huron is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of St. Clair County.
The Portage Lake Lift Bridge (officially the Houghton–Hancock Bridge) connects the cities of Hancock and Houghton, in the US state of Michigan, across Portage Lake, a portion of the waterway which cuts across the Keweenaw Peninsula with a canal linking the final several miles to Lake Superior to the northwest. US Highway 41 (US 41) and M-26 are both routed across the bridge. It is the only land-based link between the north (so-called Copper Island) and south sections of the Keweenaw peninsula. The original bridge on the same site was a wooden swing bridge built in 1875. The bridge was built by James P. Edward of Fox and Howard Inc. of Chicago. Three local men raised $47,000 in stocks for the toll bridge. Construction began in the spring of 1875 and was finished in the spring of 1876. This was replaced by a steel swing bridge, the Portage Canal Swing Bridge, built by the King Bridge Company in 1901. The Portage Canal Swing Bridge was damaged when a ship, the Northern Wave, collided with it in 1905. The center swinging section of the bridge was replaced and a similar incident almost occurred again in 1920, but the ship was able to stop by dropping its anchor, which snagged on the bottom of the lake. In 1959, the Portage Canal Swing Bridge was replaced, at a cost of about $11-13 million (sources vary), by the current bridge which was built by the American Bridge Company. This moveable bridge is a lift bridge with the middle section capable of being lifted from its low point of four feet clearance over the water to a clearance of to allow boats to pass underneath. The bridge is the world's heaviest and widest double-decked vertical-lift bridge. More than 35,000 tons of concrete and 7,000 tons of steel went into the bridge, which replaced the narrow 54-year-old swing bridge, declared a menace to navigation on the busy Keweenaw Waterway. Its center span "lifts" to provide of clearance for ships. The original 1959 design by Hazelet and Erdal of Chicago of the bridge's liftspan had roadways constructed on both levels with rails imbedded in the road surface on the lower deck. This allowed the span to be partially raised to allow small and medium boat traffic to pass underneath without disrupting vehicular traffic. From this middle position, the span would then only need to be raised for large ships or lowered to allow trains to cross. With the end of rail service in 1982, the lowest position is no longer needed to allow trains to pass so the bridge is not lowered below the middle position during the summer boating season except for periods of maintenance or repair. In the winter after the lake freezes, the bridge is placed in the lowest position to allow the lower deck to be used by snowmobile traffic. Hancock and Houghton hold an annual celebration called Bridgefest to commemorate the opening of the bridge which united their two communities.
The River Rouge is a 127-mile (204 kilometer)U.S. Geological Survey.
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A snowplow (also snow plow, snowplough or snow plough) is a device intended for mounting on a vehicle, used for removing snow and ice from outdoor surfaces, typically those serving transportation purposes.
A subsidy is a form of financial aid or support extended to an economic sector (or institution, business, or individual) generally with the aim of promoting economic and social policy.
US Highway 16 (US 16), also called Grand River Avenue for much of its length in the state, was one of the principal pre-Interstate roads in the state of Michigan.
The Upper Peninsula (UP), also known as Upper Michigan, is the northern of the two major peninsulas that make up the U.S. state of Michigan.
Wayne County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Michigan.
William Grawn Milliken (born March 26, 1922), is an American politician who served as the 44th Governor of Michigan as the member of the Republican Party.
Willow Run, also known as Air Force Plant 31, was a manufacturing complex in Michigan, located between Ypsilanti Township and Belleville, constructed by the Ford Motor Company for the mass production of aircraft, especially the B-24 Liberator heavy bomber.
Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.
WOOD-TV, virtual channel 8 (VHF digital channel 7), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
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