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Missouri closes Gasconade River Bridge

Missouri closes Gasconade River Bridge

The 90-year-old Gasconade River Bridge that carries Route 66 near Hazelgreen, Missouri, was closed by the Missouri Department of Transportation a few days ago, and its reopening remains indefinite. According to a MoDOT page of unplanned bridge closures and restrictions,…

White House petitioned to designate Route 66 a national landmark

White House petitioned to designate Route 66 a national landmark

Someone launched a We the People petition drive to the White House Sunday to designate “Old Route 66″ as a historic landmark. The creator of the petition is listed as J.W. (I don’t know who he or she is) of…

“Eternal Route 66″ DVD produced

“Eternal Route 66″ DVD produced

Chuck Williams, who parlayed his Christian faith and enthusiasm for Route 66 into two editions of his “Eternal Route 66″ book, recently announced he’s created an “Eternal Route 66″ DVD filmed on the Mother Road. Here’s a trailer for the…

Major section of Route 66 in Mojave Desert may reopen by January

Major section of Route 66 in Mojave Desert may reopen by January

A significant part of Route 66 in Southern Calfornia’s Mojave Desert may reopen by January after flood damage forced its closing in early September. ZachNews, based in Needles, California, reported a 28-mile section of Route 66 from Ludlow to Amboy…

Albuquerque motel destroyed by fire

Albuquerque motel destroyed by fire

Fire destroyed the former Mountain Lodge motel Thursday afternoon along Route 66 on the east edge of Albuquerque, reported the Albuquerque Journal and other media outlets. The motel had been converted into apartments. No one was hurt in the blaze,…

Kingman festival boosts local economy

Kingman festival boosts local economy

The town of Kingman, Arizona, saw a sizable increase in revenue because of the International Route 66 Festival in August, according to an article in the Kingman Daily Miner. Here’s the breakdown from the July-to-September period: • Nearly 39,000 travelers…

Route 66 Gateways in Tulsa are finished

Route 66 Gateways in Tulsa are finished

Construction of the Route 66 Gateways along Tulsa’s eastern and western sections of the Mother Road now is finished, according to city planner Dennis Whitaker. Whitaker emailed these photos of the gateways at night: And here’s one of the gateways…

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