SAN ANTONIO FREEWAY HISTORY
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| San Antonio Area Freeway System
Photos (Other freeway locations)
|This page last updated March 29, 2017
are historical photos of San Antonio freeways not covered in other
photos were compiled from a number of sources
including old San Antonio-Bexar County Urban Transportation Study
(SABCUTS) planning documents, the TxDOT photo library, the San Antonio
TxDOT district office, and the personal collections of the myself and
former local Highway Department engineer.
Locations are given using the present-day roadway names.
to return to the historical photo galleries page.
Interchange (I-35/Loop 410/Austin Hwy) looking east
I-35 runs left-right across the top of the photo. Loop 410
runs from I-35 to the lower left, and Austin Hwy. is at the lower
right. Notice the crossover in the median of Loop 410 near
the center of the picture-- this picture was taken when Loop 410 had
not yet been upgraded to a freeway in this area. Also of
interest is the town of Fratt on the right side of the photo, after
which this interchange is named. Today, the town is long
gone, replaced by the Interchange Business Park.
at Austin Hwy. looking north
Loop 410 at Frederickburg Rd. looking west
District Headquarters at Loop 410 and Callaghan
Loop 410 at Broadway looking north
San Antonio International Airport is at the top left.
Loop 410 at Jones-Maltsberger looking north
San Antonio International Airport is at the top right.
1604 at Pat Booker in Universal City looking northwest
The road running left to right is Pat Booker. You
can barely see the I-35/Loop 1604 interchange at the top left of the
Rest area on I-10 East
Probably Frio at Poplar looking east under I-10
Dedication ceremony to open I-35
old Liberty cargo truck was still being used by the local TxDOT office
at groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremonies as late as the 1990s. It toured the
for TxDOT's 100th anniversary celebration in 2017.
Model of proposed US 281 between the San Antonio Zoo and Alamo Stadium
This was an early design.