In the run-up to the fifth annual Historic Bridge Weekend taking place next weekend beginning Friday the 9th in Preston, Minnesota, the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles is providing readers with a pair of quizzes pertaining to Iowa’s transportation history, designed to expand their knowledge of transportation. The first of two parts is a multiple choice quiz dealing with transportation achievements in Iowa. Answers will be given on 28 August here in the Chronicles, or if you want to find out earlier, check out the Historic Bridge Weekend for more details. Good luck!
How many Interstate Highways pass through Iowa after 1985?
When was the No Passing Zone sign, now a common site on America’s highways, first introduced in Iowa?
Which of the two highways that meet in Iowa were named after US Presidents?
Washington and Jefferson
Lincoln and Roosevelt
Lincoln and Jefferson –
Lincoln and Reagan
Which of the highways in Iowa was the oldest?
Avenue of the Saints
Blue Grass Road
Which city had the oldest concrete street in the state (and second oldest in the US)
The Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were the first to invent the power driven airplane plane and made their first flight in Kitty Hawk in 1903. Their parents originated from which Iowa community?
The Rules of the Road program, first introduced in 1904, was amended to include the minimum driving age. When could a person start driving at that time?
The first 24-hour Truck Permit center in the country was established by the Iowa DOT in which year?
At the same time as the answer to nr. 8, Iowa DOT became the first in the country to develop what concept?
Developing logo signing
Producing fast-track paving
Iowa’s interurban railroads, featuring electrified trolleys existed between 1920 and 1970. How many lines existed during that era?