The Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) was constructed between 1949 to ’59 and pre-dated the Interstate Highway System, it follows the Schuylkill river for most of its run. It begins at the King of Prussia exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike located northwest of Philadelphia and continues on to the south side of the City and crosses over the Delaware River to Camden, New Jersey.
Designed before the Interstate Highway standards were established, it has been a dangerous and congested roadway plagued by traffic jams since the day it opened; locally it is referred to as the “Surekill Expressway.”
Today’s feature image by photographer Jack Tinney titled “Traffic Jam” was taken at noontime on August 11, 1961, south of the borough of Conshohocken a suburb of Philadelphia. Waiting in-line in the picture are a number of late-1950s to early-60s cars and trucks.
Share with us what you find of interest in this photograph courtesy of the Temple University photo archives.