Breezewood in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Pennsylvania Turnpike
Erected by a grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and a Federal Transportation Enhancement award.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
Location. 40° 0.012′ N, 78° 14.076′ W. Marker is in Breezewood, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Breezewood Interchange (Interstate 70,76), on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is to the right of the main doors to the Gateway Travel Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Breezewood PA 15533, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Military Convoys (here, next to this marker); Forbes Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 10.8 miles away); Hunter Mill (approx. 14.3 miles away); Rural Electrification (approx. 15 miles away).
More about this marker. Interstate 70 shares the Pennsylvania Turnpike's roadway for 88 miles between Breezewood and New Stanton before continuing west on its own pavement. But in Breezewood I-70 travels for half a mile on the old Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30), complete with traffic lights and left turns into numerous parking lots before entering the turnpike using the turnpike's interchange with U.S. 30. Pennsylvania has never bothered to build an interchange between I-70 and the turnpike even though I-70 crosses the turnpike on a bridge two miles south of Breezewood. If you're traveling on I-70 to or from Washington or Baltimore, you have no excuse not to stop at The Gateway, and you should too: good food at reasonable prices 24 hours a day.
Also see . . .
The Town That Stops Traffic. 2001 Washington Post article by Manuel Roig-Franzia. (Submitted on May 6, 2006.)
2. History of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. (Submitted on May 6, 2006.)
3. The Lincoln Highway Story. (Submitted on May 6, 2006.)
4. Breezewood "Services". (Submitted on May 6, 2006.)
5. Breezewood History. (Submitted on May 6, 2006.)
6. Gateway Travel Plaza Company History. (Submitted on May 6, 2006.)
Additional keywords. Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor Marker
Categories. • 20th Century • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,244 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.