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Gasconade River Bridge makes Missouri’s Most Endangered list

Gasconade River Bridge makes Missouri’s Most Endangered list

Route 66’s closed Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen, Missouri, made Missouri Preservation’s Most Endangered Historic Places list for 2015. The Old Phillipsburg General Store in the Route 66 town of Phillipsburg, Missouri, also made the list. The annual list, announced Friday,…

King bridge in St. Louis closes Monday for months

King bridge in St. Louis closes Monday for months

The Martin Luther King Bridge that connects East St. Louis, Illinois, to St. Louis is expected to close starting Monday for months because of repairs, reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The bridge, built as a toll bridge in 1951, needs…

County applying for grants to rebuild dozens of Mojave Desert bridges

County applying for grants to rebuild dozens of Mojave Desert bridges

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is embarking on an ambitious plan to rebuild dozens of bridges on a 118-mile stretch of Route 66 and resurface the road from Daggett, California, to Essex, California, according to the Desert Dispatch…

300 attend Gasconade Bridge rally

300 attend Gasconade Bridge rally

Multiple reports Saturday indicated about 300 people attended a rally urging the preservation and reopening of the historic Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen, Missouri. The Lebanon Daily Record newspaper, KLOR-TV and KTTS radio covered the event. However, the best report…

After the Gasconade River Bridge rally may be the important part

After the Gasconade River Bridge rally may be the important part

A week from today, a group of Route 66 aficionados and historic preservationists will hold a rally to save the now-closed Gasconade River Bridge that carried old Route 66 near Hazelgreen, Missouri. The rally Saturday at the west end of…

Part of old Route 66 in Kansas nominated to National Register

Part of old Route 66 in Kansas nominated to National Register

An old section of Route 66 north of Baxter Springs, Kansas, has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places by the Kansas Historical Society. It’s rare for a nominated property to not win the designation. So the inclusion…

A glimpse at a water intake tower at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

A glimpse at a water intake tower at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

The director of Public Utilities in St. Louis offered a Fox2 reporter in St. Louis a rare inside look at one of the century-old water intake towers near the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge…

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