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Ogallala in Keith County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Interstate 80

 
 
Interstate 80 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 9, 2011
1. Interstate 80 Marker
Inscription. Mayors from ten towns, along with Governor Norbert Tiemann and the Ogallala High School band, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Ogallala in December 11, 1968, to open the Sutherland to Big Springs segment of Interstate 80. The completion of Interstate 80 to Ogallala, the most recent transportation route to follow the Great Platte River Road corridor, brought increased visitation and economic development to the community and surrounding area.

Interstate 80
Facts of 2000
•Work on I-80 in Nebraska began in 1957 south of Gretna.
•The total length of I-80 in Nebraska is 455.27 miles.
•The estimated total cost of I-80 in Nebraska was $435 million, an average of $950,000 per mile.
•I-80 funding was 90 percent federal and 10 percent state.
•There are eighty interchanges on I-80 in Nebraska.
•There are 442 bridges on or over I-80 in Nebraska.
•There are twenty-five rest areas and one scenic overlook (near Big Springs) on I-80 in Nebraska.
•There are about 570 informational and directional signs on I-80 in Nebraska.
•As completed, I-80 stretches from New Jersey to San Francisco – 2,904 miles of uninterrupted roadway.
 
Erected by Ogallala/Keith County Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location.

Interstate 80 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 9, 2011
2. Interstate 80 Marker
41° 7.477′ N, 101° 43.196′ W. Marker is in Ogallala, Nebraska, in Keith County. Marker is on West First Street (U.S. 30). Click for map. This marker is no. 9 of the Historic Walk of Fame in Ogallala, NE. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 West First Street, Ogallala NE 69153, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lincoln Highway (a few steps from this marker); California Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Highways 26 and 92 (about 300 feet away); The Union Pacific (about 300 feet away); The Mormon Trail (about 400 feet away); The Pony Express (about 400 feet away); The Great Platte River Road (about 600 feet away); Standard Oil Gas Station (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Ogallala.
 
Also see . . .  Interstate 80 in Nebraska - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 21, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Interstate 80 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 9, 2011
3. Interstate 80 Marker
The Interstate 80 marker is in front of the second, most-distant lamp post.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 666 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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