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Where East Burnside, Sandy and 12th Intersect

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With the East Burnside - Couch Couplet nearing completion, I thought I would look back to see how the intersection may have changed overtime. There hasn’t been anything as far-reaching as creating the couplet, but based on this 1958 aerial photo it has been on the radar as an intersection to watch (the picture caption reads “Aerial photo of the #1 accident intersection. E. Burnside St. & Sandy Blvd. looking Southwest”)

Intersection at E Burnside, Sandy & 12th in 1958

This intersection was documented in 1939,

Intersection at E Burnside, Sandy & 12th in 1939

and in 1948

Intersection at E Burnside, Sandy & 12th in 1948

“Illuminated directional signs” were added in 1953

Intersection at E Burnside, Sandy & 12th in 1953

The signals were remodeled in 1963...

Intersection at E Burnside, Sandy & 12th in 1963

and the 1965 photo looks much like they do today.

Intersection at E Burnside, Sandy & 12th in 1965

I’ll be curious to see how this new couplet is looked back on in 50 years.

 

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