Over Memorial Day weekend in 2011, my dog Gracie and I explored the National Road all the way across Ohio. That road is now US 40 in most places. I’m bringing the long trip report over from my old Roads site.
Next the National Road enters Cambridge.
The first thing I stopped for in Cambridge was this great motel sign. Sadly, this sign is now gone.
Here’s a postcard image from long ago featuring this sign.
There are plenty of old buildings in Cambridge.
US 40 is plenty wide through town.
The Guernsey County Courthouse is mighty hard to photograph because of all the trees around it.
As the National Road leaves Cambridge, it follows a slightly different route from modern US 40.
The old route crosses a railroad track and US 40 just below the center of the map above. There I encountered another brick segment as the road headed west away from US 40.
It is good, rumbly brick. This road’s center stripe means that it is still considered important. If you squint, you can see the seam where the brick ends and asphalt begins.
Next: Two more S bridges.