Route 66 News

Two Route 66 segments in Oklahoma named to National Register

The Tank Farm Loop near Kellyville and a 1926 truss bridge near Chelsea, both on older alignments of Route 66 in Oklahoma, were added to the National Register of Historic Places, reports the Associated Press.

Here’s a picture of the Chelsea bridge, which goes over Pryor Creek, from the Oklahoma Highway Bridges site.

Here are the details of the Tank Farm Loop.

Roadbed section beginning approximately 0.6 mile west of the I-44 overpass west of Kellyville in Creek County. Total 1.6 mile section of 1926 PC paved alignment bypassed in 1938. An excellent example of first-generation paving which crosses several different terrain features. Known by many Route 66 hobbyists as the Tank Farm Loop because it passes through a former oil field.

A map of the Tank Farm Loop can be found here. So if you haven’t seen it, go check it out. It’s worth it.

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