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Niangua River Bridge

Route 66 at the Niangua River, Niangua, MO

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This 1924 seven-panel riveted Pratt Pony Truss bridge was built by M.E. Gillioz two years before this was part of Route 66. The single span bridge stretches 80 feet and has a deck width of a bit over 20 feet. Gillioz also built the Gillioz Theater in Springfield Missouri. The bridge is just past the abandoned 1925 Cottage Style Gas Station.

GPS: 37.371068, -92.865586

This photo is from 2012 and when we stopped to take it we encountered "5 Guys and a Goat" on their way to Chicago. The guys were "walking" with a goat, that was riding in a wagon with a bug screen to protect him. Something to do with the Chicago Cubs struggle to win a World Series Champion title over the years.

Photo(s): 2012



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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.