America's Super Highway: One of the Tunnels on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, 1940

Summary

When it opened in 1940, the Pennsylvania Turnpike ran 140 miles between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. It was soon extended another 100 miles east to Philadelphia. The turnpike included seven tunnels through the rugged Allegheny Mountains. Six of those tunnels originally were built in the 1880s for the never-completed South Pennsylvania Railroad.

When it opened in 1940, the Pennsylvania Turnpike ran 140 miles between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. It was soon extended another 100 miles east to Philadelphia. The turnpike included seven tunnels through the rugged Allegheny Mountains. Six of those tunnels originally were built in the 1880s for the never-completed South Pennsylvania Railroad.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

1940

Subject Date

1939-1940

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

92.260.24

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Gordon C. Tindall.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

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