Department of Transportation State Photolog Highway films
12.89 cubic feet other
The Department of Transportation State Photolog Highway films contain sequential images of the highway and its environs taken at equal increments of distance from a moving vehicle at driver’s eye level. The film documents such information as number of lanes, surface type, pavement markings, signs and hazards. It provides a permanent record or history of any one state highway at a given time. Additional information is included in the frame of the image, such as date, route description, direction and milepoint. All state roads were filmed in both directions.
The Hussey Collection plans and drawings consist primarily of bridge drawings and plans created by the State Board of Public Roads' Bridge Department (now RIDOT). The bulk of the collection was created under the supervision of Clarence L. Hussey, Bridge Engineer and State Engineer of Rhode Island from 1912-1925.