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Restored Kansas viaduct along Route 66 to be dedicated

Associated Press - July 16, 2017 12:00 am

A restored viaduct along the historic Route 66 will be dedicated next week near the southeast Kansas town of Galena.

A restored viaduct along the historic Route 66 will be dedicated next week near the southeast Kansas town of Galena.

The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/2uVzRqO) reports that the bridge serves as a gateway to Galena’s historic district and the famous “Cars on the Route” stop. That’s the old Kan-O-Tex Station that’s home to the truck “Tow Tater,” which served as the inspiration for Tow Mater in the Pixar movie “Cars.”

The mayor of 3,000-resident Galena, Dale Oglesby, calls the restoration “the best project since we did downtown.”

Kansas has the shortest segment of Route 66 – 13.2 miles – of any state that the highway crossed.

The viaduct will be dedicated during a ceremony next Saturday.


Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com.

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