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San Antonio Area Roads History
Historical I-35/US 81 South Photos

This page last updated April 26, 2010


Below are historical photos of the I-35/US 81 South freeway. These 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 of a former local Highway Department engineer.  Locations are given using the present-day roadway names. The photos are arranged from south to north.

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Map showing original US 81 South expressway
(ca. 1952/SAPL)


I-35 South at Theo Ave. looking north
Notice the raised concrete median.


I-35 South at Theo Ave. looking north
Same location as the previous photo.


I-35/I-10/US 90 interchange under construction
This photo appears to be looking southwestward.


I-35/I-10/US 90 interchange under construction
This photo is looking either northwestward or southeastward.


I-35/I-10/US 90 interchange under construction
This picture is taken from the northeast corner, with I-35 northbound just to our right.  This is the ramp from I-10/US 90 to I-35 northbound.


I-35 South at S. Laredo St. looking east
(ca. 1955/TxDOT)


I-35 at Guadalupe St. looking north


I-35 just south of I-10 West looking south
This is I-35 along the west edge of downtown.  At the top left of the photo is the then-new I-10/I-37 interchange.


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