Roads

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In History
  • 800 BCE

    Greeks routes

    While mainly relying on sailing, the ancient Greeks built special routes for ceremonial worship and travel purposes.
  • 500 BCE

    The construction of Persia's transport network

    Darius I the Great began to construct Persia's massive transport network, along with the prominent Royal Road, that would have been regarded as one of the highest quality routes of its period.
  • 312 BCE

    Road constructions in the Roman Empire

    Road constructions in the Roman Empire
    In support of its military operations, the Romans developed straight strong stone Roman roads in North Africa & Europe. The Romans were linked at its height by 29 major roads seeping from Rome, reaching 78,000 kilometers (52,964 Roman miles) of the roadway.
  • 312 BCE

    The Appian way

    The Appian way
    The Appian way was constructed. This road played an important role in the life of Ancient Rome since it connected the capital with distant parts of the empire, which was very important for the control over these regions. In addition, the highway was used as a trade route, linking several regions of the empire. The economic and military significance of the Appian Way remained until the Middle Ages when it gradually developed into a walking route for pilgrims.
  • 220 BCE

    Flaminian Way

    Flaminian Way
    Roman paved road between Rome and Ahriman (port on the Adriatic Sea), built by censor Flaminius in 220 BC.
  • The pavement system

    Italian engineer Guido Toglietta wrote about a paving method using stone. 
  • English-language textbook regarding routes

    The first-ever English-language textbook regarding routes was published by Thomas Procter.
  • The first highway engineering school in Europe

    There was the establishment of the first School of Bridges and Highways in Paris.
  • Period: to

    Technology development

    Pierre-Marie-Jérôme Trésaguet, a French scientist, creates a brand-new style of fairly light roadway predicated on the idea that the load should be borne by the corresponding natural formation rather than the asphalt.
  • The concrete frame was introduced

    On the Champs-Elysees in Paris, the first-ever concrete frames have been used.
  • The layer pavement

    The layer pavement is placed on a concrete foundation in Paris.