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Rich Dinkela

Cafe on the Route reopening soon

Cafe on the Route of Baxter Springs, Kansas, which abruptly closed nearly two years ago, apparently is reopening by mid-November after extensive renovations. Rich Dinkela got the scoop a couple of days ago with this video. The new owner’s remodeling…

Railroad confirms it’s removing deck from MacArthur Bridge

This was reported 10 months ago, but the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis confirmed through a KPLR-TV report this week it is removing the automobile deck from the historic MacArthur Bridge in St. Louis. The railroad told the TV…

Replica of La Bajada Hill sign erected

In recent days, “Roamin’ Rich” Dinkela commissioned a replica of a warning sign that long ago graced the top of La Bajada Hill between Santa Fe and Albuquerque in New Mexico. La Bajada Hill served as Route 66 during the…

A chat with Rich Dinkela

KC Keefer, the guy behind the ongoing Genuine Route 66 Life video series, produced a new clip about “Roamin’ Rich” Dinkela. The interview occurred at the closed MacArthur Bridge in St. Louis. For a seven-minute clip, it nicely encompasses Dinkela’s…

A closer look at the MacArthur Bridge

Rich Dinkela produced this video that takes an in-depth look at the long-closed MacArthur Bridge that connects East St. Louis, Ill., to St. Louis and served as an early alignment of Route 66. The bridge also has been called the…

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