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Oklahoma may repair or replace railings on historic bridges

Mead & Hunt, an engineering and planning firm with offices nationwide, is working with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation on the possibility of repairing or replacing railings on historic bridges along the Route 66 corridor. Route 66 in Oklahoma is…

State will inspect Gasconade River Bridge this week

State will inspect Gasconade River Bridge this week

Inspectors from the Missouri Department of Transportation will take a closer look at the historic but now-closed Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen and see what can be done, said a MoDOT official Saturday at Route 66 Association of Missouri meeting…

Effort to save the Gasconade Bridge goes beyond the rally

Effort to save the Gasconade Bridge goes beyond the rally

Last week, “Roamin’ Rich” Dinkela organized a rally at the foot of Route 66’s Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen, Missouri, that was closed Dec. 18 by the state because of deterioration. The rally was designed to urge the Missouri Department…

Route 66 fans rally for endangered bridge

Route 66 fans rally for endangered bridge

Post by Jax JustJax. A group of about 20 Route 66 enthusiasts staged a rally Tuesday on the east side of the historic Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen, Missouri, to plead with the state to repair, not replace, the deteriorating…

Devil’s Elbow Bridge decorated for Christmas

Devil’s Elbow Bridge decorated for Christmas

The historic Devil’s Elbow Bridge in the Route 66 hamlet of Devil’s Elbow, Missouri, is decorated for Christmas for what is believed to be the first time. According to the Pulaski County USA blog, which is an offshoot of its…

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,…

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…

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