The Lincoln Highway / The "Ideal Section"

The Lincoln Highway / The "Ideal Section" (HM5RD)

Location: Dyer, IN 46311 Lake County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 29.568', W 87° 30.57'

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The Lincoln Highway

United States' first transcontinental highway, constructed 1913-1928, from New York City to San Francisco. Dedicated to the memory of Abraham Lincoln. Conceived by Carl G. Fisher to encourage building "good roads." Sponsored by Lincoln Highway Association and supported by automotive industries.

The "Ideal Section"

"Ideal Section" - 1.5 miles - of Lincoln Highway, completed 1923, designed and built as a model for road construction. Funded by county, state, and U.S. Rubber Co. Features included 100 foot right-of-way, 40 foot paved width, 10 inch steel-reinforced concrete, underground drainage, lighted, landscaped, bridge, and pedestrian pathways.
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HM NumberHM5RD
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series, and the Lincoln Highway series.
Marker Number45.1996.1
Year Placed1996
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Northwest Indiana Lincoln Highway Association, Dyer and Schererville Historical Societies, Sand Ridge Bank, Welsh, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 10:20pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 457470 N 4593590
Decimal Degrees41.49280000, -87.50950000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 29.568', W 87° 30.57'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 29' 34.08" N, 87° 30' 34.20" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)219
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 732-792 Lincoln Highway, Dyer IN 46311, US
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