I95, in Waltham, Massachusetts

The highway now known as Interstate 95 has had several names through the years.Originally designated in 1927 along a series of surface streets, Route 128 provided a circumferential route around the city of Boston.First open to traffic in 1951, it has been known as the Yankee Division Highway,and locals still refer to it as Route 128.In the 90's it was promoted by the state as "America's TechnologyHighway", for the high-tech electronics and computer companies in the area.Now 4 lanes north and south through west Waltham, it has 3 exits. Exit 26 connects toWeston Street (Rt. 20), the fastest route toMain Street. Exit 27 goes west toWinter Street and east toTotten Pond Road. The northernmost exit 28connects to Trapelo Road.

View south from the Main Street bridge. The first bridge in the photograph is for the railroad.The further one is part of the Rt. 20 rotary.

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