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Iowa Department Transportation Librarian Leighton Christiansen, far right, standing, explains some of the reasons the DOT was critical in the first days of heavy, engine-powered vehicles and farm equipment. There were few building codes for bridges in 1914, a fact the farmer in the photo was probably more embarrassed about than most, said Christiansen: The farmer was also that area's county engineer.

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