Snow plows at Maine Turnpike facility, Kennebunk, 1959

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.

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  • 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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Maine Turnpike Authority
2360 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102
(207) 482-8122

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