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Were U.S. Interstates Really Designed as Runways?

Is 1 mile out of 5 on U.S. interstates really supposed to be straight so that planes can land on them in an emergency? We answer this and other curious questions about the roads you drive on.

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    Were U.S. Interstates Really Designed as Runways?

    Were U.S. Interstates Really Designed as Runways?

    The frequently repeated "fact" that United States highways were designed to work as emergency runways is little more than an urban legend, despite …

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