Crowd at Dedication of Tri-Level Highway Overpass, Willow Run, Michigan, 1942

Summary

Built by Ford Motor Company to mass produce World War II B-24 bombers, Willow Run was more than 20 miles from Detroit. To connect the plant with existing roadways, workers rapidly constructed a new expressway with state-of-the-art grade separations. Crowds celebrated the highway's momentous completion - one of many urgent wartime defense preparations - at this dedication ceremony in 1942.

Built by Ford Motor Company to mass produce World War II B-24 bombers, Willow Run was more than 20 miles from Detroit. To connect the plant with existing roadways, workers rapidly constructed a new expressway with state-of-the-art grade separations. Crowds celebrated the highway's momentous completion - one of many urgent wartime defense preparations - at this dedication ceremony in 1942.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

September 1942

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.77025.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

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