CE471-Overview

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Unformatted text preview: CE 471 Transportation Engineering University of Southern California Hamid Bahadori; PE, TE, PTOE What we will cover Planning Design Operations Maintenance How did it all start 8000 B.C Trade and travel began 3500 B.C. Invention of wheeled vehicles 2000 B.C. Taming of horses ( Persian, Romans and Creeks ) 1500 B.C. Rock surfaced road (found in island of Crete) 1698 First Steam Engine (Thomas Savory) 1758 First Railroad (Middleton Railroad England) Federalism Public v. Private Equity The Road that Made the Nation The Road that Made the Nation Thomas Jefferson establishes the National Road (1806) Thomas Jefferson establishes the National Road (1806) Segment #1 (1811 1818) Segment #1 (1811 1818) Baltimore through Cumberland to Wheeling 131 miles at $13,000 per mile (initial cost was $6,000 mile) Segment #2 (1825 1839) Segment #2 (1825 1839) Ohio River to Vandalia in Illinois More than 4 x the length of the first segment 600 miles at $6.8 million Paid by 2% of profits from the sales of public land in Ohio Bridge over Wheeling Creek Bridge over Wheeling Creek Whose road is it anyways? Whose road is it anyways? Work, pay tax, go to jail? Pay to turn the pike Turnpike Era (1792-1845) Turnpike Era (1792-1845) 11 eastern states 1,562 Turnpike Incorporations 50-70% succeeded $1,500-2,000 per mile By 1830; $24 Million 6.15% of 11 states GDPs Plank Roads Boom (1847-1853) Plank Roads Boom (1847-1853) 17 Eastern States 1,388 Incorporations Smoother Surface Better in Rain and Snow Lasted only 4-5 years vs. 10-12 as promised 19 19 th th Century Century Federal government involvement non-existent State and local government activities limited 5,000-5,600 private incorporations 30,000-52,000 miles of toll roads built, maintained, operated 414 in California (159 actually built and operated roads) Railroads and Canals dominating 60 days in 1919 DC to SF 58 Miles a Day 60 days in 1919 DC to SF 58 Miles a Day Progressive Era Progressive Era Good Roads Movement Good Roads Movement (1890-1916) Beginning of New Era of Federal Beginning of New Era of Federal Government Involvement (1893) Government Involvement (1893) $100,000 Appropriation and Start of Office of Road Inquiry The First Federal Aid Highway...
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