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Featured Marker:
Pennsylvania Turnpike
Dedicated: 1990
County: Bedford
Marker Type: Roadside
GIS Coordinates: 40.03057-78.49203

Location: North Midway Service Plaza just E of Turnpike exit 11, Bedford

Marker Text: 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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