Abandoned PA Turnpike


It's easy to post pictures of an abandoned British asylum and make it seem interesting. An abandoned highway in Pennsylvania? You tell me -
Located approximately midway between Harrisburg and Pittsburg, a 15 mile or so original stretch of the turnpike was rebuilt on a different alignment in the late 1960's to bypass two 2 lane (1 lane by direction) tunnels that did not meet federal highway standards.



2 comments:

Mister Vertigo said...

This is pretty cool, but how is it cheaper to completely redo 15 miles of highway than to just get the tunnels "up to code"? These tunnels look pretty long I guess, but stil...

grrrbear said...

I'm a little surprised that the tunnels are still open, particularly if they are not "up to code". Perhaps they are being rehabbed as part of the federal "Lairs for Low-Income Supervillains" program...