WEST ORANGE PHOTO GALLERIES
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Highway contractor S.J. Groves used a temporary railroad to move rock blasted and cut from the mountain in West Orange to Morris County for the construction of I-280. After 10 years of construction, 25 years of planning, and an estimated $186 million in expenses the East/West Freeway given the official designation of I-280 when first planned in 1957 opened on Friday June 22, 1973.
I-280 Construction train