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Front Street Bridge

Route 66, Galena, KS

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The two lane concrete deck girder style 1922 Front Street Viaduct crosses the St. Louis and San Fransisco Railroad tracks as you approach Galena from the east on old Route 66.

This 216-foot-long bridge was built in 1920 and carries Route 66 over the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. The longest span is 65.9 feet. Sidewalks hang off the sides of the main deck supported by knee braces.

GPS: 37.08217, -94.63595

x A Route 66 shield adorns the 1926 - 1940 alignment of the old road shortly before you reach the bridge. The bridge was restored in 2017. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places 2003.

Photo(s): Fall 2009



x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.