Slideshow: Interstate 69 Opens

Interstate 69 opened Monday after decades of planning and building. Celebrations were held along the road to mark its opening.

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    People walk along I-69 on Nov. 19, 2012, the day the first three sections of the interstate were officially opened.

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    A view from an overpass of I-69 near Evansville.

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    Gov. Mitch Daniels gathers with I-69 supporters to celebrate the opening of the interstate.

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    Governor Mitch Daniels speaks to a crowd gathered in Evansville on the day the official opening of the first three sections of I-69

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    Gov. Mitch Daniels and I-69 supporters gather to celebrate the opening of the interstate.

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    Gov. Mitch Daniels cuts a banner signifying the opening of Interstate 69.

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    Gov. Mitch Daniels cuts the I-69 banner to celebrate its opening.

  • Mitch Daniels rides on I-69

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    Gov. Mitch Daniels prepares to drive on I-69 from Evansville to Washington, Ind.

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    Gov. Mitch Daniels rides down I-69 near Evansville.

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    A group of I-69 supporters appear on stage during a celebration for the road's opening.

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    Gov. Mitch Daniels speaks to a crowd of I-69 supports in Washington, Ind., who gathered to celebrate the opening of I-69.

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    David Graham, one of the men who led the initiative to build I-69, speaks on stage during a celebration for the opening of the first three sections of the interstate.

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    Naval Surface Warfare Crane officials pose in front of a tank. I-69 runs next to Crane.

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    Cars are parked along I-69.

For more stories on I-69 and to see a full documentary on the interstate’s history, view our page I-69: Are We There Yet?

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