What is Washington Highways.org?
Washingtonhighways.org is a website created by David J Corcoran that attempts to educate people about highways in the great state of Washington.
It has one key component:
- Drive and take photographs of every mile of current state highway in the state of Washington
There is no set timetable, only that I will put maximum time into this until completed and as resources allow.
At one point I was planning to add in a whole bunch of historical information, but Mark Bozanich has already done an incredible job of covering that, and there’s just not a lot I could add. So rather than repeating what he has already said, I will gladly point any and everyone to his site.
Why are you doing this?
I have a great desire to explore the open road. A few years ago, I entered the state of Washington with my parents for the first time, in a drive to Seattle. I noticed that the two digit highways seemed to have branches that started with the same two digits, and the pattern was apparent. I’d never seen such a coherent system. Washington is also full of beautiful terrain, from Clarkston to Bellingham, Metaline Falls to Vancouver, and everything in between. I loved to drive. It seemed like a logical way to spend my time. I decided that this is something I should do. So I began, and I haven’t regretted a second of it.
What is a rough timetable for completion?
So…any sources to thank?
First and foremost, I’d like to thank WSDOT. SRWeb is the man.
A lot of basic historical information is coming from Mapper’s Musings, and I thank him a ton for all his information.
New World Maps of Florida has hooked me up with a ton of old maps, and that helps a lot with old alignments, numbering, etc.
All pictures are original, (C) David J Corcoran photographs.