Contributed by Maine Turnpike Authority
Maine Turnpike maintenance crews relied on right-handed snow plows that were state-of-the-art for the day, but not very efficient for the new, wide Maine Turnpike.
During the 1950s the Maine Turnpike Authority commissioned what is thought to be the first left-handed snow plow in the country. Using the new plow, the Maine Turnpike Authority crews adopted a new technique called "gang plowing" that paired right-handed and left-handed plows together for more efficient snow removal.
About This Item
- Title: Snow plows at Maine Turnpike facility, Kennebunk, 1959
- Creator: Wentworth Photo Finishers
- Creation Date: 1959-02-07
- Subject Date: 1959-02-07
- Location: Kennebunk, York County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm
- Object Type: Image
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