Monday, November 28, 2005

Freeway Painting Quiz

I love this 1960 painting of a freeway interchange in L.A. This was painted by Bruce Bomberger for the Portland Cement Association, and you can get a closer look at it here. Commercial illustration like this is really a lost art form now.

Anyway, the quiz is free-form: What can you spot in this picture that's changed in the past 45 years? The quiz starts, of course, with "which interchange does this depict?"


At Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 6:01:00 PM PST, Anonymous Doafy said...

Ok, this is the I-5 710 interchange. I'm going to say that I think the 710 offramp from the 5S now curves more. I think it goes under a little tunnel and is not one smooth curve to the right.

At Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 11:36:00 PM PST, Anonymous clynne said...

What's interesting is that the label appears to say "Long Beach Fwy (19)." The 19 is, IIRC, Lakewood Blvd/Rosemead Blvd (unless that's the 39, and Atlantic/Los Robles is the 19, in which case that label is reasonably accurate for the time).

The 5S->710S offramp looks right to me, in fact, that's how I IDed the interchange. The 710N->5N offramp has a jig in it I don't recall; it's a smoother curve these days. There's no tunnel in either of those directions, nor for the 710S->5S interchange.

Anyway, that's what jumped out at me from the picture; I can't respond and study it at the same time so that's all. But, yeah, that's an interchange I know intimately.

At Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 11:40:00 PM PST, Anonymous clynne said...

Oh, I just looked and realized that I was mistaking a left-lane onramp to the 5 S as the 710N -> 5N merge.

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