Curated Collection

Editorial: Highways, Autobahns, & More


On June 26, 1956, the US Congress approved the Federal Highway Act, allocating $30 billion to build 41,000 miles of highway around the country. Inspired by Germany’s autobahn infrastructure, President Dwight D. Eisenhower had called for a “modern, interstate highway system” in his January 1956 State of the Union address. In this curated editorial stock footage collection, browse footage of highway networks around the world - from the towering Judge Pregerson junction in Los Angeles to vintage 70s clips of Germany’s autobahn.