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Swift Run Gap - VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 38° 21.416 W 078° 32.700
17S E 714508 N 4248271
Quick Description: A pass through the Blue Ridge Mountains between Ruckersville and Elkton.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 3/29/2012 2:39:51 AM
Waymark Code: WME3A5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The sign is on US33 westbound (probably another on other side for oncoming traffic) just before it heads under the Skyline Drive. Highway US33 was preceded by the Swift Run Gap Turnpike, which was a privately owned toll road constructed in the early 19th century. In a VDOT publication, it relates that the Virginia General Assembly appropriated £100 around 1748 to improve the crossings of the Blue Ridge at Swift Run Gap. The sum would now be equivalent to around $15,000.

See also wikipedia for nice write-up about this location.

Location: Along US33

Posted Elevation: 2355 feet

GPSR Elevation: 2361 feet

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