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Towanda Dead Man's Curve
Description
Part of the original Route 66 before the 1940's, this dangerous curve on Old Route 4 caught travelers unaccustomed with the curve off-guard, often misjudged its sharpness and narrow width - just 18 feet wide for two-way traffic. Many accidents were caused by travelers from Chicago speeding on an unfamiliar stretch of road. A house located west of the curve was removed after a semi-trailer truck ran off the road, knocking the structure off its foundation.
Location
Alignment 1926||1930||1940
Central Region

Towanda, IL

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