First museum showcasing nation’s roads set to open
Taiwan’s first public roads museum will be open to visitors on Aug. 3, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) said Friday.
According to the DGH, the museum located on the first floor of its new headquarters in western Taipei will provide visitors with free access to the history and development of Taiwan’s highways and bridges.
The museum consists of three sections: a permanent exhibition, a special exhibition and a reading room. The museum employs multimedia materials to create an interactive environment.
The permanent exhibition covers the chronology of the DGH since its establishment and the development of Taiwan’s roads. Highlights include archives about the MacArthur Thruway connecting Taipei and the northern port city of Keelung, the east-west cross-island highway and the Siluo Bridge in Central Taiwan.
The museum will also display a variety of restored documents dated from 1947 to 1948 in the first special exhibition, which will run Sept. 1-18.