Route 66 soon will lose a historic bridge near Marshfield

The century-old Route CC bridge over the Niangua Branch river on Route 66 east of Marshfield, Missouri, will be closed permanently this week to make way for a new bridge. That's the word from Route 66 preservationists and a news release from the Missouri Department of Transportation: The bridge replacement will require Route CC to … Continue reading Route 66 soon will lose a historic bridge near Marshfield

Lebanon Parks moves forward with a feasibility study on moving parts of Gasconade River Bridge

The Lebanon (Missouri) Parks Department officially is moving forward with a feasibility study to see whether it can move part of Route 66's endangered Gasconade River Bridge to Boswell Park, though it remains unclear whether the span will be torn down. According to a report by KRMS radio, the cost to move the bridge isn’t … Continue reading Lebanon Parks moves forward with a feasibility study on moving parts of Gasconade River Bridge

Part of Gasconade River Bridge may be moved to Boswell Park in Lebanon

The park board of Lebanon, Missouri, is considering a feasibility study of whether a portion of the closed Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen can be moved to Boswell Park, though the future of the Route 66 span continues to remain unclear. The Laclede County Record reported in its latest edition (subscription required) that Lebanon parks … Continue reading Part of Gasconade River Bridge may be moved to Boswell Park in Lebanon

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