Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ohio Turnpike, late 1950s

A 1958 Plymouth Fury speeds through the deepest cut (or 'cutting' as it is in British English)
A 1959 Chevrolet Station Wagon crosses the Tinkers Creek Trestle over Deep Peat Bog
Eastgate terminal showing Mahoning Valley Service Plaza and the Glacier Hills Plaza in the foreground

Pics of new highways from the 1950s show a today enviable lack of traffic congestion...

Built from 1949 to 1955, the Ohio Turnpike, officially the James W. Shocknessy Ohio Turnpike, is a 241.26-mile-long (388.27 km) limited-access tollway serving as a primary corridor to Chicago and Pittsburgh. It runs east–west from the Indiana Toll Road (at the Indiana–Ohio border near Bryan) to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (at the Ohio–Pennsylvania border near Petersburg).

Today the Ohio Turnpike has three interstate numbers: I-76, I-80, and I-90.

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