Advertisements
Route 66 News

Bridges

More bridges washed out between Essex and Amboy

More bridges washed out between Essex and Amboy

Those hoping old Route 66 between Essex and Amboy, California, would reopen to traffic by September after bridge repairs may have to wait longer — storms damaged more than a dozen bridges in that stretch last week. Mazin Kasey of…

Advertisements
Officials dedicate restored Front Street Bridge in Galena

Officials dedicate restored Front Street Bridge in Galena

Officials from Galena, Kansas, and the neighboring states of Oklahoma and Missouri attended a ceremony Saturday to mark the restoration of the historic Front Street Bridge in Galena Work on the bridge was finished in early July. Cherokee County received…

Spindles from old Carthage bridge likely will be sold

Spindles from old Carthage bridge likely will be sold

The limestone balusters, or spindles, of the now-destroyed old Missouri Highway 96 bridge near Carthage, Missouri, probably will be sold after the city instructed road crews to salvage them. Meanwhile, the new Missouri 96 bridge northeast of town is slated to…

Fence being installed on Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena

Fence being installed on Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena

Temporary fencing soon will be installed on the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, California, to deter suicidal people from jumping off the historic span. According to a report Friday in the Pasadena Star-News: The 10-foot tall mesh barricades are going…

Restoration of Front Street Bridge in Galena completed

Restoration of Front Street Bridge in Galena completed

The restoration of the historic Front Street Bridge in Galena, Kansas, recently was finished, and the city will hold a dedication ceremony at 6 p.m. July 22 to mark the occasion. City and county officials talked to the Joplin Globe…

Photo deck dedicated for “Ship It on the Frisco” trestle

Photo deck dedicated for “Ship It on the Frisco” trestle

Shrewsbury, Missouri, last week dedicated a new photo deck so visitors can take a photograph of the historic “Ship It on the Frisco” train trestle that goes over Route 66 in the city. St. Louis Route 66 historian Norma Maret Bolin said the…

Devil’s Elbow ravaged by flooding

Devil’s Elbow ravaged by flooding

Flooding across mid-Missouri has affected many towns, but none more than the Route 66 hamlet of Devil’s Elbow. According to the Waynesville Daily Guide, residents of Devil’s Elbow were asked to evacuate by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The rising…

Front Street Bridge in Galena to be closed for repairs until July

Front Street Bridge in Galena to be closed for repairs until July

  The historic Front Street Bridge, aka the Galena Viaduct, that carried Route 66 into Galena, Kansas, will be closed for renovations until July. KSNF-TV reports the bridge’s road surface, sidewalks and hand rails are being repaved. It’s being paid…

A symbol of stupidity

A symbol of stupidity

A woman fell into the Arkansas River in Tulsa and was rescued Tuesday after she looked for “satanic symbols” that allegedly were on the underside of the historic 11th Street Bridge. Several Tulsa media outlets posted the story, but KJRH-TV reported the…

Oatman Road near Topock to be closed four days for bridge work

Oatman Road near Topock to be closed four days for bridge work

Oatman Road near Topock, Arizona, will be closed for four days starting today while an innovative new bridge is built over a flood-prone wash. The Arizona Department of Transportation and Mohave County are constructing a prefabricated bridge over Sacramento Wash…

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: