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Title: Drag Strip Rd S of Shreveport LA
Post by: Brian556 on December 05, 2018, 12:48:38 AM
Found this looking around on Google Maps. A road called Drag Strip Rd. The portion north of Stage Coach Rd is in use as a road, but the portion south of it is abandoned.

Does anybody know if this was indeed an actual drag strip that was converted into a road?

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.3658898,-93.8188022,1441m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/@32.3658898,-93.8188022,1441m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en)
Title: Re: Drag Strip Rd S of Shreveport LA
Post by: wtd67 on December 05, 2018, 01:45:24 AM
Shows on the 1969 Greenwood Topographic map that it was a landing strip with two runways.  One runway is now Drag Strip Rd, the other is Stage Coach Rd.  It did not exist on the 1956 Shreveport topographic map.
Title: Re: Drag Strip Rd S of Shreveport LA
Post by: Brian556 on December 05, 2018, 09:15:43 AM
Shows on the 1969 Greenwood Topographic map that it was a landing strip with two runways.  One runway is now Drag Strip Rd, the other is Stage Coach Rd.  It did not exist on the 1956 Shreveport topographic map.

I was thinking it was possible that it had been an airport. It was too late at night, and I didn't think of checking the USGS maps until after I had shut off the computer and gone to bed

More evidence of be being tired is that I forgot to put the Google Map link in the post
Title: Re: Drag Strip Rd S of Shreveport LA
Post by: bugo on December 15, 2018, 06:09:39 AM
A section of Urbana Avenue in Tulsa near 61st and Yale was originally an airport runway. It runs a few degrees off of due north-south and is wider than the surrounding streets. Urbana is the street west of and nearly paralleling Yale north of 61st which is slightly off the grid. Also, a short stretch of 58th Place west of Urbana was a second runway.

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.0793196,-95.9245963,1115m/data=!3m1!1e3

Here is a topo map showing the airport and the original runways. Some of them were demolished and there is no trace of them left today but you can tell were some of them ran.
Title: Re: Drag Strip Rd S of Shreveport LA
Post by: Brian556 on December 15, 2018, 01:36:25 PM
A section of Urbana Avenue in Tulsa near 61st and Yale was originally an airport runway. It runs a few degrees off of due north-south and is wider than the surrounding streets. Urbana is the street west of and nearly paralleling Yale north of 61st which is slightly off the grid. Also, a short stretch of 58th Place west of Urbana was a second runway.

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.0793196,-95.9245963,1115m/data=!3m1!1e3

Here is a topo map showing the airport and the original runways. Some of them were demolished and there is no trace of them left today but you can tell were some of them ran.

Theres also one in the DFW area. Amon Carter Blvd is an old runway from the old Greater Southwest International Airport:
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8318778,-97.0547598,2867m/data=!3m1!1e3 (https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8318778,-97.0547598,2867m/data=!3m1!1e3)

Here's an article on it with maps and photos: http://www.airfields-freeman.com/TX/Airfields_TX_FtWorth_NE.htm (http://www.airfields-freeman.com/TX/Airfields_TX_FtWorth_NE.htm)
Title: Re: Drag Strip Rd S of Shreveport LA
Post by: US 81 on December 23, 2018, 05:12:43 PM
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Theres also one in the DFW area. Amon Carter Blvd is an old runway from the old Greater Southwest International Airport:
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8318778,-97.0547598,2867m/data=!3m1!1e3 (https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8318778,-97.0547598,2867m/data=!3m1!1e3)

Here's an article on it with maps and photos: http://www.airfields-freeman.com/TX/Airfields_TX_FtWorth_NE.htm (http://www.airfields-freeman.com/TX/Airfields_TX_FtWorth_NE.htm)

I'm not quite old enough to remember GSW itself but for many years after TX 183 ran through a tunnel under one of the former runways.