The Northeast Expressway, was later named the Kennedy Expressway after the death of the President of the United States John F. Kennedy in 1963. The highway was constructed in the late-1950s and finally completed and opened to traffic on November 5, 1960.
The southeastern portion of the roadway begins on the west side of the City of Chicago, Illinois, and continues in a northwesterly direction to O’Hare International Airport. Today’s expandable feature image below taken in 1961 by Chicago area Kaufmann and Fabry photographers. This view of the highway’s northbound lanes was shot from the Montrose Avenue overpass during the evening rush hour.
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