Breezewood in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Pennsylvania Turnpike
Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
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 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Breezewood PA 15533, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Military Convoys (here, next to this marker); Forbes Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Highway Enterprise (approx. 3.9 miles away); Everett Area Honor Roll (approx. 6.8 miles away); Everett Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.8 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 . . .
1. 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 •
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,322 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.