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Watch: 1940s film walks through the steps of "Building a Highway"

Here's an interesting film for road builders to check out - a 1948 piece from Encyclopedia Britannica that provides a look at how highways were built back in the day. From scrapers pulled by one dozer and pushed by two, to metal stakes for concrete framing, to aggregate crushing - there's something here for everyone. Check out "Building a Highway."

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