Abandoned Turnpike, Part 2

The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened in 1940 with seven tunnels. Today, only five remain open. Three have been bypassed (Laurel Hill, Rays Hill, and Sideling Hill) and one more (Lehigh) has been built on the northeast extension. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is currently planning to bypass the Allegheny Tunnel, which would result in the first abandoned…

Abandoned Turnpike, Part 1

Despite how much fun it is to poke fun at our local roads, the Pennsylvania Turnpike is actually a pretty great road. Then-new features such as long entrance ramps, banked turns, and limited access have caused the Turnpike to become a standard against which all the Interstate systems have been built. It was so revolutionary…

PA Turnpike

Today our trio is heading up to Breezewood to explore the abandoned stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike that I talked about previously. With a little luck, the weather will hold, the snakes will stay away, and nobody will fall through a hole in the ceiling. You’d better believe I’ll be posting full photo and video…