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1926 Route 66 /Ozark Trail


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The 1926 alignment of Route 66 followed the Ozark Trail just west of Sapulpa. Where that road turns off the newer road there is a street sign that has both road names. The Rock Creek Bridge which is just beyond the turnoff is on the left in this photo.

xAfter being closed to traffic for a couple of years the Rock Creek Bridge has been restricted to a 7' - 2' vehicle height limit to eliminate taller vehicles from using and damaging it.

The railroad bridge was built in 1925 because of traffic safety problems with Route 66 crossing the tracks of the St Louis and San Francisco Railroad. The clearance on this bridge was 13' 4" which was ample for cars and trucks when it was new, but not for some modern trucks and motorhomes.

The 3.3 miles roadbed was placed on National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

Photos: 2016, 2017



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.