Cyclists were some of the strongest early advocates for asphalt pavements due to their smooth, comfortable ride. This 1896 bicycling map of Detroit highlights the asphalt roads.

Cyclists were some of the strongest early advocates for asphalt pavements due to their smooth, comfortable ride. This 1896 bicycling map of Detroit highlights the asphalt roads.

A World War II-era (1944) portable asphalt plant set up by the #Seabees in the Northern Mariana Islands.

A World War II-era (1944) portable asphalt plant set up by the #Seabees in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Day 1 of 3 of #Asphalt #Paving Certification Class.

Day 1 of 3 of #Asphalt #Paving Certification Class.

Compactor Richier R12. / bontool.com

Compactor Richier R12. / bontool.com

Distribution Department, Chelsea Reservoir, applying asphalt coating, Chelsea, Mass., Aug. 29, 1904.   Asphalt is still used to waterproof drinking water reservoirs... http://asphaltmagazine.com/asphalt-for-containment-facilities-past-present-and-future/

Distribution Department, Chelsea Reservoir, applying asphalt coating, Chelsea, Mass., Aug. 29, 1904. Asphalt is still used to waterproof drinking water reservoirs... http://asphaltmagazine.com/asphalt-for-containment-facilities-past-present-and-future/

Asphalt History - Port Harford Asphalt Company provided material for paving San Francisco and other Northern California towns | The Tribune

Asphalt History - Port Harford Asphalt Company provided material for paving San Francisco and other Northern California towns | The Tribune

WPA Highway, Road and Street Projects, 1936 Report on the Progress of The Works Program

WPA Highway, Road and Street Projects, 1936 Report on the Progress of The Works Program

End of the road for long delays? | The Times

End of the road for long delays?

End of the road for long delays? | The Times

Asphalt from the sixties | Magazine Features | Building

Asphalt from the sixties | Magazine Features | Building

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