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An interesting article on a website called The Old Roads. It's a website about forgotten roads since the new highways and Interstates have been built.

IMLAC Bridge

Hey Red Level, did you know this is where IMLAC got it's name? I sure didn't.

Oh, if you look in my photo album, you'll see a photo of this same bridge.

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An interesting article on a website called The Old Roads. It's a website about forgotten roads since the new highways and Interstates have been built.

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When I clicked the link I got an untrustworthy site warning.

So I stopped.
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I went to it and it's fine.

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Interstates aren't fast, but every mile looks the same as the one did 200 miles back.

I feel privileged to have driven a V-8 T Bird on some old sections of Route 66. Talk about nostalgia There are some really scenic roads here in SC. Hwy 17 between Charleston SC and Savannah is great. So is Hwy 61 that goes by the old plantations. Driving down Hwy 1 in Florida is like stepping back into the 50's. I could name a bunch right around here.
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Thank you so much for this link Straightshooter2. I love those old covered bridges and it reminded me of my favorite movie, Bridges of Madison County. I'm old enough to know better, but every time I watch I wish she would leave with Robert.
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There is some of that around here. Centralia Pa is now long gone, most buildings collapsed, few if any residents remain but the roads are still there. Most are now impassable by car but still there. In the 60s a trash fire spread to a underground coal vein and the whole area had been burning underground ever since.

There is also an abandoned turnpike in Pa. A 13 mile stretch that was rerouted in the 60s. The old part is still there, with the tunnels and everything. Some of it is still used to train road crews and to test out new rumble strips. Pa state police used one of the rest areas as a range and the military used it to train soldiers who were being deployed to Iraq. The post apacolyptic movie "The Road" was filmed there as well.
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I guess I never heard of covered bridges in N GA.
Are there many down there?
I do know where the Southern crosses the Dog.
And I am a big time RR 66 fan.
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Back in the late 60's for a short time I lived right on Route 66 at Doolittle, MO. I44 was being constructed at that time.
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Are there many down there?
I do know where the Southern crosses the Dog.
And I am a big time RR 66 fan.
There are, if I'm not mistaken, 14 covered bridges left in Georgia. Most are actually in North and North Central Georgia. Some have been moved and some have been completely rebuilt. Achumpkee Creek bridge was washed away by a flood but much of the timbers were recovered downstream and much of that was used to rebuild it a few feet down from where it originally stood. It was rebuilt the way these bridges were originally built. The frame was constructed on the bank and then horses were used to pull the it across the span. At Achumpkee Creek, you can still see the marks on the trees where the ropes went around them as the horses pulled the bridge across.

Here's a list of Georgia's bridges with a little history of each if anyone is interested.

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in Indiana we have a few covered bridges and as usual a festival to draw in tourist. Park Co. has the most ,and the festival was started to help draw in some $ because it had the lowest income of any Co.in Indiana
List of Indiana covered bridges - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is some beautiful places to see
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I was fortunate back in 1963 to drive from Chicago to LosAnges with two friends on a month long vacation in a 1963 Monza Spyder on Rt66. I was 20 years old and what an experience. I had so much fun that the following year '64, a friend and I drove a car one-way from Chicago to Montery,Ca.,and then hitched down to LA and back to Chicago. At that time, Rt 66 was maybe a third freeway, the rest Old Road. Great times.

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I drove US 24 from Detroit to Denver a few years ago. I'd do it again tomorrow. Of course, i have my 218 card.
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