Mitchell E. Dakelman is director of media services for the National Railroad Historical Society. He is an avid collector of transportation photographs, motion pictures, and memorabilia. Neal A. Schorr is a physician in suburban Pittsburgh with a lifelong interest in highway engineering. He designed the plan for widening Pittsburgh's worst traffic bottleneck, the Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel.
If this is a question you have ever asked in your life, you may find a few interesting facts and pictures in this brief history, one of the Images of America series focusing on local and regional history with similar layouts and emphasis on pictorial documentation. Having learned to drive on the turnpike, 70, and 40 and logging a lot of miles on those roads since getting my license in the mid-1970s, I had fun here. I learned that the turnpike was based on the roadbed surveyed … more