I-70 by FlaxmanR

Champion(s):

BeningoS


Runner(s)-Up:

SpoeriJ
I cannot sanction your buffoonery.


Quiz Description

East-west interstates need a little more love. So how about the one I drive on every day?

Full Results:

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1 BeningoS 409 98 15
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2 SpoeriJ 380 96 15
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3 HightB 364 94 15
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4 SchroederS 358 92 15
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5 KaufmanK 353 89 15
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6 GrahamJ 344 87 15
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7 RuizJ 342 85 15
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8 LuskT 329 82 15
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9 DuffyM 318 78 15
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9 FryedBetaKappa 318 78 15
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9 AllenJ 318 78 00
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12 mujason 306 73 15
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13 IngramB 300 71 00
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14 thorsleyd 298 69 15
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15 BeanA 290 67 00
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16 SeigelK 287 64 15
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17 WareD 280 62 15
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18 JohnD 279 60 00
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19 WeikleB 273 57 15
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20 LiptonM 271 55 15
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21 PeskinK 270 53 15
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22 Godboy 269 51 15
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23 PolinskyL 268 48 15
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24 PahuskiM 261 46 15
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25 GoodmanDL 259 44 15
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28 FrankJ 237 36 00
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28 ElendilPickle 237 36 00
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30 WendellA 231 32 00
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31 LambJ 230 30 15
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32 RaiaB 227 28 15
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33 GoldsteinB 222 26 15
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34 ConnorA 217 23 00
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35 GambinoG 213 21 00
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36 SteveWilliams 211 19 15
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37 MilesTeg 207 15 00
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37 MercureT 207 15 15
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39 RichmondJ 204 12 15
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40 MorganI 191 10 00
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41 chrisivision 161 7 15
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42 JJA 131 5 00
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43 ChrisRosenberg 115 3 00
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44 PruettC 88 1 00
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Questions:

Despite being a major east-west connector, I-70 is not one of the east-west interstates that fully crosses the country, stopping a good two states short of doing so. At what north-south interstate does I-70 terminate at its western end?

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INTERSTATE 15

I-70 passes through the city limits of four state capitals. Name any.

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DENVER, COLORADO; TOPEKA, KANSAS; INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA; COLUMBUS, OHIO

The highest point on the entire Interstate Highway System is located along I-70 where it crosses the Continental Divide. What is the common name for the feat of engineering that carries I-70 through the mountains, saving drivers from having to traverse the even higher Loveland Pass on U.S. 6?

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EISENHOWER TUNNEL

Notorious as one of only two locations in the United States where a two-digit interstate highway has traffic lights, what small Pennsylvania town is home to the eastern junction of I-70 and I-76?

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BREEZEWOOD

In January 2014, a mile marker just east of the town of Stratton, in eastern Colorado, was replaced by the Colorado DOT with a slightly altered number following several thefts. What mile number was on the original, repeatedly pilfered sign?

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420

I-70 formerly crossed the Mississippi River on a bridge commonly known as the Poplar Street Bridge, which also carries Interstates 55 and 64. In 2014, I-70 alone was transferred to a newly-opened bridge named, after nearly a decade of fighting in the Missouri Legislature, for what local sports star?

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STAN MUSIAL

The official museum of the United States Air Force is located at this air force base in southwestern Ohio, partly named for a well-known aviation pioneer, which can be found just south of I-70.

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB

East of the Rockies, I-70 largely follows the route of US 40, which itself was in many ways a replacement for an earlier roadway. What first federally funded highway ran from Maryland to Vandalia, then the capital of Illinois?

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NATIONAL ROAD (or CUMBERLAND ROAD)

Name either state in which at least a portion of I-70 is tolled.

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KANSAS; PENNSYLVANIA

Portions of I-70 have been claimed both to be the first interstate in the United States and the last completed piece of the originally planned Interstate Highway System. The latter piece, finished in 1992, passes through which natural feature along the Colorado River between the Eagle River and Roaring Fork?

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GLENWOOD CANYON

The eastern end of I-70 received a bit of attention in a 1999 murder case when the state's key witness testified that he and the defendant left the victim's car at a park and ride lot located at the highway's terminus. Who was the DEFENDANT in the case, made nationally famous by the podcast Serial?

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ADNAN SYED

The Alphabet Loop, a complex interchange of four interstates (I-70, I-670, I-35, and I-29) and four US highways in which every exit number is 2 and 23 of the 26 letters of the alphabet are used as suffixes, can be found in the downtown area of what city?

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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI