Transportation Structures:

Definitions, Concepts, Terms, and Observations

An esoteric, detailed analysis of a mundane, commonplace thing: roads...

The architectural/geographical/cultural resources that are the focus of this nomenclature and discussion are predominantly "historical," i.e., more than 50 years of age. A better absolute closing date is World War II, which ended many architectural, structural and technological trends.

Typology / Nomenclature

The following typology / nomenclature is for Vernacular Routes / Roads. [source? coordinate with nomenclature]

Terminology for Discussion of Routes

Definitions (most are noun forms) adapted from Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary, 1996.

Terms are listed in chronological or some other roughly logical order under their question:

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v1.6 - 2/4/03, 10/25/02, 6/27/02 © INTREPID HISTORICAL SERVICES - Kevin B. Coleman Chillicothe, Ohio, USA

(Adapted 06/22/02 in part from the Word Perfect document "Route Types - A Suggested Typology"
v 4.1 - Second Draft: August 17, 1999 - Original: May 21, 1998
and from the Word Perfect document "Route Terminology"
"Routes: Paths, Trails, Roads: Terminology for Development of Routes" -
First Draft - v 2.6, June 26, 2002)