Today’s feature image taken for the “Detroit News” is dated May 21, 1956, and contains a shutdown of one-half of the Edsel Ford Expressway near the Trumbull exit. Two cars have blocked off the highway behind a tie-up and the line of traffic is waiting behind a motorcycle police officer on a Harley-Davidson V-twin.
The first section of the Edsel Ford Freeway was initially built in the early-1940s, and at that time it was named the Willow Run Expressway. The first section was constructed near Ypsilanti and Belleville in 1941 and it was later extended to Detroit when it was re-named the Edsel Ford. The highway eventually became a part of I-94 in Michigan.
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