Named Roads by CoenM

Champion(s):

BrochinS
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Runner(s)-Up:

ChernicoffS
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Quiz Description

Let's hearken back to a simpler time, when major roads were named for people or places, not given cold impersonal numbers. Name these roads that are or were best known by a name. Note that if you include a type of road in your answer, it needs to be exact (so if the answer was CoenM Parkway and you put CoenM Highway, it would be wrong).

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Questions:

What HIGHWAY was formally dedicated in 1913, running from Times Square to San Francisco (with later changes cutting out the Colorado Loop and adding a stretch in West Virginia)? Rick Sebak made a film about the highway, which might help the three of you who knew who he was the last time I mentioned him in a quiz.

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Lincoln Highway

US Route 1 started life as an "International Highway" named for Quebec and what CITY, which is not the southern terminus of Route 1?

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Miami

With its route now paralelled by the A1, what ROAD had its traditional starting point at Smithfield Market in London, originally ending in York but later extended into Scotland? It gained notice as a popular route for passenger and mail coaches.

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Great North Road

What ROAD authorized by Thomas Jefferson subsumed the Braddock Road and connected the Potomac and Ohio Rivers? The starting point in its namesake Maryland town is marked by a plaza and monument.

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Cumberland Road

What NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY runs from the New York state line (where it picks up from the Hutchinson River Parkway) to the Housatonic River in Stratford, where it becomes the Wilbur Cross Parkway? It is named for the Congressman who was instrumental in its funding.

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Merritt Parkway

Parts of California State Route 82, San Diego County Route S11, and US Route 101 are among the modern roads that all share a name with what HISTORIC TRAIL whose original route ran from the Mision de Nuestra Senora de Loreto Concho to the Mission San Francisco Solano?

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El Camino Real

While a network of roads rather than a single road, what COUNTRY's Wild Atlantic Way takes you from its northernmost point, Malin Head, to Kinsale on its southern coast?

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Ireland

Taking 52 years to complete, what ROAD depicted on the back of North Carolina's America the Beautiful quarter connects Shenandoah National Park with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

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Blue Ridge Parkway

While it carries designations for I90 and I94, what ROAD, nearly 11 and a half miles long nad 14 lanes wide, is named for a former president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners? A 2006-07 reconstruction cost $975 million, well over the $550 million estimate.

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Dan Ryan Expressway

While California's Pacific Coast Highway is better known, the one in what COUNTRY runs from its largest city through Gisborne - claimred to be the first city in the world to see the sun rise each day - to Napier and the nearby Hawke's Bay wineries, for a total trip of 1170km?

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New Zealand

Running from Pasadena to Santa Barbara, it is signed as US 101 from Santa Barbara to North Hollywood and CA-134 from there to Pasadena. Similar name notwithstanding, it was not the inspiration for a song by America.

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Ventura Freeway

Also known as National Road 7c, the Transfăgărășan was built in what COUNTRY as a way to ensure access to the mountains the case of a Soviet invasion (and, in the process, created what Top Gear once proclaimed the greatest driving road in the world)?

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Romania