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A Little History Lesson...
This image, taken in August of 1972 by the Virginia Department of Transportation, depicts the construction of the Beltline Expressway (I-195) which was part of Richmond's ultimate plan to create speedy passage through the city. Here are the temporary Patterson Avenue and Monument Avenue bridges that were later replaced by the present four-lane bridges. The location of the Beltline was chosen based on the already existing Beltline Railroad, constructed in 1890. Standing on the bridge today, pedestrians can watch trains blow by right under their feet.
Summer of 1975, cutting the ribbon on opening day of the Beltline were Miss Highway, Pamela Brooks, and then governor, Mills E. Godwin, Jr. Yes, there used to be a Miss Highway Contest in Richmond until 1976.