San Jose / CALFIORNIA
The Interchange connecting Highway 101 and I-280-680 was named the Joe Colla Interchange at a brief ceremony and sign unveiling. In 1976, then San Jose City Councilman Colla was so frustrated with the stalled completion of the Interchange that he convinced a crane operator to lift a car and place it at the end of a 200-foot ramp that was suspended in the air.
Later, a helicopter dropped him off next to the car to create the famous photo of Colla with his arms outstretched with a caption, “Where Do We Go from Here?” Colla also organized a caravan of hundreds of cars to drive to Sacramento to successfully lobby for the Interchange completion. Colla died in 1995. (See attached photo taken by Ray Spallone.)