Pennsylvania Turnpike

Pennsylvania Turnpike (HM5KQ)

Location: Bedford, PA 15522 Bedford County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 1.838', W 78° 29.532'

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This is one of the original service plazas for the nation's first long-distance superhighway. On October 1, 1940, the Turnpike opened, stretching 160 miles from Irwin to Carlisle. The Turnpike Commission had been created in 1937; construction utilized the old South Pennsylvania Railroad's right-of-way and tunnels. By 1957 the Turnpike spanned 360 miles across the state and extended 110 miles north to Scranton.
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HM NumberHM5KQ
Series This marker is part of the Pennsylvania Railroad series
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Year Placed1990
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 11:37am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 713981 N 4434170
Decimal Degrees40.03063333, -78.49220000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 1.838', W 78° 29.532'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 1' 50.28" N, 78° 29' 31.92" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106 I-76, Bedford PA 15522, US
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