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v8mgb
Jim Miller

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Foothills Parkway Missing Link
Posted by: v8mgb
Date: October 26, 2018 12:32PM

The Foothills Parkway “Missing Link” opens November 10th. Link (pun intended) with details below. The video in the link had more details.

[www.wbir.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/26/2018 04:29PM by v8mgb.


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
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'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: Foothills Parkway Missing Link
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: October 26, 2018 05:05PM

Yes, Merv - you'll be able to go WAAAY up there!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Re: Foothills Parkway Missing Link
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 26, 2018 07:47PM

Finally!!!

Love your new GIF, Jim! Must have bought the whole set.



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RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
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MGB Sebring GT, Arkley Spriget, Lotus 7 Stalker 3.9 Rover, 1275cc, 3.4 V6

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Re: Foothills Parkway Missing Link
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: October 26, 2018 08:33PM

Wow...and the eastern terminus ends at Cosby, TN...home of Carvers Apple Farm and restaurant...home of the best country breakfast in east TN...now a quick way to get there!


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
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Re: Foothills Parkway Missing Link
Posted by: mowog1
Date: October 29, 2018 11:10AM

Cosby was also the site of the car display during MG2006.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Re: Foothills Parkway Missing Link
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 29, 2018 02:55PM

So, what's the story on the section from Wears Valley to Cosby? Another 52 years, if ever?

"The Foothills Parkway now has two finished sections at each end of the 72-mile corridor, the release said. On the western side, it goes on for 33 continuous miles from Chilhowee to Wears Valley, which is a new experience for motorists and cyclists. On the eastern side, the other section extends six miles from Cosby to I-40, with views of Mt. Cammerer, and was completed in 1968."

Accoroding to this, the National park Service owns the right of way, but it has not been funded.

[en.wikipedia.org]


v8mgb
Jim Miller

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Re: Foothills Parkway Missing Link
Posted by: v8mgb
Date: November 08, 2018 09:00AM

More news coverage, how the bridge was constructed. Engineering students walk the bridge.

[www.wbir.com]

[www.wate.com]


v8mgb
Jim Miller

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Re: Foothills Parkway Missing Link
Posted by: v8mgb
Date: November 11, 2018 12:17AM

YouTube video showing the views. The “Missing Link was open today via a bus / walking tour

[youtu.be]


Merv
Merv Hagen
IL
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05/21/2008 05:48PM

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1980 MGB Buick 215 T-5 Trans

Re: Foothills Parkway Missing Link
Posted by: Merv
Date: November 11, 2018 04:25PM

So Mickey is this place that's WAAAY up there ?


Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
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'69 BGT GM 3.4

Re: Foothills Parkway Missing Link
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: November 11, 2018 07:31PM

Yep. Can't wait to drive it!


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