Historic Route 66

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This tour guide notes bridges on the Historic Route 66... meaning the original and celebrated Route 66, which isn't always the same as the actual signed FHWA US-66 seen today. It is a work in progress, please add bridges as needed.

Brush Creek Bridge (Cherokee County, Kansas)
Built 1923
Through arch bridge over Brush Creek on Old US 66 north of Baxter Springs
Replaced by a new bridge in 1992, but is still open to one-way traffic on a paved road

Jackson Boulevard Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1916
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Jackson Blvd. (original Rte 66)in Chicago
Open to traffic

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
Built 1927-1929; opened July 5, 1929, closed to traffic in 1968; reopened for pedestrians on June 5, 1999
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Mississippi River on St Louis Riverfront Trail (Old US 66) just south of the modern I-270 bridge in St. Louis
Open to pedestrians and bicyclists

Old US 66 Gasconade River Bridge (Laclede County, Missouri)
Built 1922-24
Four-spans - 1 Warren Pony truss, 1 Pratt & 2 Parker through truss bridge over Gasconade River on Old US 66 near Hazelgreen.
Intact but closed to all traffic. Under Fundraising by Workin' Bridges

Ruby Street Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1972
Bascule bridge over Des Plaines River on IL 53 (Old US 66) in Joliet
Open to four-lane traffic

US 66 Meramec River Bridge (St. Louis County, Missouri)
Built in 1931, replacing the Votaw Bridge; made obsolete in 1968 by a new westbound I-44 bridge on a new alignment; deemed unsafe for vehicular / pedestrian traffic and closed on October 29th, 2009.
Deck truss bridge over Meramec River on Old US 66 at Route 66 State Park
Closed to all traffic with deck removed

William H. Murray Bridge (Canadian County, Oklahoma)
Built 1933
38-span pony truss bridge over South Canadian River on US 281
Open to traffic