As a pre-Interstate alternate route to US Highway 301, Morris Bridge Road was completed in 1961. This 17 mile route links the Florida cities of Temple Terrace and Zephyrhills.
Interstate 75 was completed to the west in 1965, but continued along the part of current-day Interstate 275.
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On Tampa’s Fowler Avenue, it appears to be just strip malls, pawn shops, gas stations, more strip malls, chain fast food joint, and a lot of traffic. Then there’s University Mall. And, of course there’s the main entrance to the University of South Florida. Then, the Museum of Science and Industry. A few good roadside attractions.
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