Macadamised Road

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Sutter County Library
published on 18 April 2023
Macadamised Road Download Full Size Image

A photograph of a macadamised road taken in the 1850s. The macadamised road, that is, a hard and relatively smooth road surface made using two layers of stones (one aggregate layer and a top layer of very small stones), was first made on a stretch of road near Bristol. The surface technique was invented by the Scotsman John Loudon McAdam (1756-1836) in 1816. The idea quickly caught on and greatly improved the lifespan of roads and the comfort of the travellers using them.

Sutter County Library, CA, USA.

Remove Ads
Advertisement

Cite This Work

APA Style

Library, S. C. (2023, April 18). Macadamised Road. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17302/macadamised-road/

Chicago Style

Library, Sutter County. "Macadamised Road." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 18, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17302/macadamised-road/.

MLA Style

Library, Sutter County. "Macadamised Road." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Apr 2023. Web. 22 Apr 2024.

Membership