Lincoln Highway

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Mike C on November 26, 2012

Guess I should get some pictures of the Indiana section of the Lincoln Highway on here someday.

Adam Elmquist on November 27, 2012

Thank you Mike, what I would like to do one day is take Route 6 out to the west coast then the Lincoln highway back home...

Mike C on November 27, 2012

That would be neat, although I would take 6 west, 101 south, 30 east to maybe 95 or 91 south and then take one of the other US highways east to US1 then north to 6. A lot of the interstates have wiped out teh US highways out west, so it'd be difficult to take a coplete US highway from west to east in California.

Adam Elmquist on November 28, 2012

Check out this link for Lincoln Highway Association

Mike C on November 28, 2012

I'm already aware of them, as they had a convention here in town a few years back(could have been 8 or 9, time fly's). And we've the Lincoln Highway signs all over town as well. There are some nice stretchs of the former highway here in Indiana, next time I visit my niece I may have to take a few stretchs of it and take some pictures. Up until 15 years ago, tehre were still a few old motels from that era in town, but they've been removed.

Adam Elmquist on November 28, 2012

I will have to say for what ever reason if you try to stay on the Lincoln Highway across the USA, its easy just follow those iconic American Lincoln Highway signs, when you get to eastern PA all throughout NJ there are no signs at all, with the exception of small road signs nothing really showing if you are still on the road or not.. As for as the NJ portion, you better have a good map or GPS of the route... It just seems like here people here are concerned with getting from A to B quickly and not really enjoying the ride... Unlike Route 66 with long portions of the original road gone, the Lincoln hwy for the most part is still in tact, just not good signage..

Mike C on November 29, 2012

Here in Indiana, there were also a few alternate routes made to it. Although it mostly parralleled US 30, the original routing had it leave US 30 at Ft Wayne and head up US 33 to South BEnd, before turning southwest and going to US 30 again at Valporaiso. Another interesting thing is that the Ft Wyane & Lima Traction Company ran along it in Allen County, Indiana. I can probably get a picture of the pilings of one of the bridges in town where it crosses a creek.

Adam Elmquist on November 29, 2012

Here is another example of realignment made to the highway. I know that the orignal part of the Lincoln Hwy isn't there anymore in Weehawken, NJ. The Highway was realigned when the Lincoln Tunnel was built, to replace a car ferry that took you over the hudson..

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