Official expresses misgivings about possible demolition of Gasconade River Bridge

An official with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation expressed concerns about the process of possibly tearing town the Gasconade River Bridge in Hazelgreen, Missouri, that the Route 66 Association of Missouri wants to preserve. In a Facebook post on Saturday, association President Rich Dinkela posted a July 28 letter from Jaime Loichinger, assistant director … Continue reading Official expresses misgivings about possible demolition of Gasconade River Bridge

Dinkela: Insurance dilemma for Gasconade River Bridge captures the attention of feds

The president of the Route 66 Association of Missouri said in a video posted Monday on social media that the state's requirement of unattainable insurance for the organization to take over ownership of the closed Gasconade River Bridge has attracted the attention of the federal government. Rich Dinkela began the Facebook post with this message: … Continue reading Dinkela: Insurance dilemma for Gasconade River Bridge captures the attention of feds

Missouri Association urges people to contact officials about the importance of Gasconade River Bridge before March 31

The Route 66 Association of Missouri issued a call to action to write to state and national officials before March 31 to persuade the agency to halt the demolition of the closed Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen. The association put out this Facebook video a few days ago about its plea: The association's website also … Continue reading Missouri Association urges people to contact officials about the importance of Gasconade River Bridge before March 31

Missouri Route 66 president confronts MoDOT over its rejection of Gasconade Bridge proposal

The president of the Route 66 Association of Missouri on Tuesday confronted the Missouri Department of Transporation with its contradictions and accused the agency of acting "in bad faith" over the association's proposal to take over ownership and preserve the closed Gasconade River Bridge. According to a report from the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, … Continue reading Missouri Route 66 president confronts MoDOT over its rejection of Gasconade Bridge proposal

Missouri rejects latest bid to save Gasconade River Bridge

The Missouri Department of Transportation on Tuesday afternoon nixed the Route 66 Association of Missouri's plan to take over ownership of the historic Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen. The Lebanon Route 66 website posted a copy of the 13-page email sent to MoDOT officials, preservationists and other Route 66 organizations, including the Route 66 Gasconade … Continue reading Missouri rejects latest bid to save Gasconade River Bridge

Discussions over the fate of Gasconade River Bridge are “at an impasse”

Talks between the Route 66 Association of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Transportation over the future of the historic Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen “and are currently at an impasse,” according to a state official's letter to the director of the State Historic Preservation Office. Gary Sosniecki obtained a copy of MoDOT's letter Monday … Continue reading Discussions over the fate of Gasconade River Bridge are “at an impasse”

Gasconade River Bridge earns a reprieve from destruction

The closed Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen, Missouri, was facing a spring deadline to find a new owner for the historic span or the Missouri Department of Transportation would advertise for bids to tear it down. That deadline is off the table, according to Joe Sonderman of the Route 66 Association of Missouri. He wrote … Continue reading Gasconade River Bridge earns a reprieve from destruction

Missouri Route 66 association to begin talks to take ownership of Gasconade River Bridge

The Route 66 Association of Missouri plans to submit a formal proposal to the state by March 4 to take over ownership of the endangered Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen. The association decided to try to make the move during a special meeting Saturday. The Missouri Department of Transportation has set a "drop-dead date" of … Continue reading Missouri Route 66 association to begin talks to take ownership of Gasconade River Bridge

Route 66 Association of Missouri may take over ownership of Gasconade River Bridge

Rich Dinkela, president of the Route 66 Association of Missouri, said Thursday on a video he wants the association to take over ownership of the endangered Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen. Dinkela said he's seeking a groundswell of support to persuade the Missouri association to approve his proposal at its board meeting Saturday afternoon at … Continue reading Route 66 Association of Missouri may take over ownership of Gasconade River Bridge

Gasconade River Bridge Guardian meets with the lieutenant governor

A member of the Route 66 Gasconade River Bridge Guardians met Thursday with Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe in an effort to buy more time for the endangered bridge near Hazelgreen. "Roamin'" Rich Dinkela, president of the Route 66 Association of Missouri, said in an online video later that day he didn't get a definitive … Continue reading Gasconade River Bridge Guardian meets with the lieutenant governor