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Bush Creek Marsh Arch Rainbow Bridge

See the westbound or the eastbound Route 66 descriptions.

Built in1923
StatusPreserved
Closed in1992
Open one-way only
GPS37.073472,-94.74089
LocationRiverton
CountyCherokee
StateKansas

Bush Creek Marsh Arch Rainbow Bridge is the last remaining of it's kind on Route 66. In Kansas there where 3 of them built around 1923 on what would become Route 66.

The bridge was slated for destruction but was finally saved with the help of the Kansas Route 66 Association.

Today there is a bypass on which normal traffic can cross Bush creek, and the historic bridge itself can be crossed in the westbound direction only.

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