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Lincoln Highway Ideal Section 1923 pole & marker - Dyer, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 29.555 W 087° 30.422
16T E 457676 N 4593564
Quick Description: A pole with a blue "L" and a commemorative marker mounted thereupon.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2011 8:51:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMD5CG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member howjr
Views: 3

Long Description:
Marker text:

"Lincoln Highway
Ideal Section
1923

The "Ideal Section," a portion of the Lincoln Highway (US 30), was
a prototype of construction technology intended to make it the
finest road in the world.

The section begins one half mile west of US 41 and extends 1.3 miles
westward to Bank Calumet (820 US 30) and fom there to station
44+20, near the "Ideal Section" Indiana state marker in Dyer, for a
total of 1.5 miles. The 1.3 mile section of road had a four 10-foot
lanes of 10 inch steel reinforced concrete with lighting. The west
section (820 US 30 to 816 US 30) had lighting with no steel reinforcement.

It was the wish of the Northwest Indiana Lincoln Highway officials (goes
on to list various persons involved in creating this memorial and to those
involved in running the building of the road.)

Dedicated 2006"

Located on Rt 30 in front of the First Midwest Bank. You can park in their lot to then step out and view this waymark. Beware the traffic that races by!
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