Interstate 70 passes through Colorado on its route between its western
terminus at Cove Fort, Utah, and its eastern at Baltimore, Maryland. In
western Colorado, the highway connects the metropolitan areas of Grand
Junction and Denver via a route through the Rocky Mountains. Bicycles
are allowed on those stretches of I-70 in the Rockies where no other
through route exists. The United States Department of Transportation
(USDOT) lists the construction of I-70 among the engineering marvels
undertaken in the Interstate Highway system. The Eisenhower Tunnel, with
a maximum elevation of 11,158 feet (3,401 m) and length of 1.7 miles
(2.7 km), is the longest mountain tunnel and highest point along the
Interstate Highway System. The portion through Glenwood Canyon was
completed on October 14, 1992, one of the final pieces of the
Interstate Highway System to open to traffic, and one of the most
expensive rural highways per mile built in the United States.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_70_in_Colorado>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Ethiopia defeated Italy at the Battle of Adwa, ending the First
The Australian cricket team, led by Warwick Armstrong, became
the first team to complete a whitewash in the Ashes, an achievement that
would not be repeated for 86 years.
A group of knife-wielding terrorists attacked passengers at
Kunming railway station in Kunming, China, leaving 31 victims dead and
more than 140 others injured.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
Also capitalized as Pendragon: a title assumed by the ancient British
chiefs when called to lead other chiefs: chief war leader, dictator, or
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me, but that
of books most of all.
--William Dean Howells