Who left the fridge open?
Eisenhower was an extraordinary leader to invest in the United states and create jobs while doing so.AVUS and the World's First Autobahn
But the Cologne-Bonn superhighway was not the world's or Europe's first superhighway. The credit for that goes not to Hitler but to Benito Mussolini. The 80-mile autostrada from Milan (Mailand) to Varese was the world's first limited-access motorway. Designed and developed by Piero Puricelli, the Italian autostrada opened to traffic in 1924. Unlike the later autobahn, the Milan-Varese expressway was a toll road and did not have divided lanes until years later.
But the earliest precursor of the autobahn was German. Construction of the "intersection-free" AVUS (Automobil-Verkehrs- und Übungsstraße) began in Berlin in 1912. Not fully completed until 1921, the AVUS was essentially a closed race and test track. The industrialist Hugo Stinnes later purchased the roadway and expanded it to four lanes running a distance of almost 20 km (12 mi). Only much later did the AVUS connect with Berlin's public road network. Today it is part of the A115 autobahn
The way the stimulus is being used in my city to repair our crumbling infrastructure is that they're putting big tin green fish, with holes in them, along the freeways. They also have some tin birds and on some freeway islands they've constructed big tin elk and other strange animals. They're also painting the concrete a light brown color and installing no-jump metal panels on one side only of raised walkways. Murals are probably on the way.