Tag: Oklahoma

  • single frame: 38 spans on Route 66

    This famous Route 66 bridge is endangered.

  • Endangered: The 38-span William H. Murray Bridge on Route 66 in Oklahoma

    The wonderful yellow pony bridge on Oklahoma’s Route 66 is endangered.

  • Captured: Pops!!

    PopsCanon PowerShot S952013 Trip fatigue hit in Oklahoma. My sons felt it first. When we stopped for the night east of Tulsa on Wednesday, my youngest announced that he wouldn’t mind if we turned around for home in the morning. I felt for him, but we had one more day on the itinerary and (more…

  • Great bridges on Route 66

    Ok, so I’m going to level with you. I wanted to write a whole post about just this bridge. 38, count them, thirty-eight glorious spans! It’s almost 4,000 feet long! It absolutely took my breath away. I forgive you if you don’t share my enthusiasm. It’s officially known as the William H. Murray Bridge, but I…

  • The giants of Route 66

    If ever you drive Route 66, be sure to stop to see the many giant things placed along the way. It’s American kitsch at its finest. Our very first stop on our Route 66 trip was to see the Gemini Giant in Wilmington, Illinois. It stands watch over the road next to the Launching Pad…

  • Old Route 66 pavement

    The point of our Route 66 trip was to take in America at ground level – to experience the countryside’s changing terrain as we moved west, to enjoy the small towns that dot the route, and to take in any tourist traps that interested us. But me being me, I also wanted to see some old-road…

  • A Route 66 spring break

    My sons and I are just back from our biennial spring break trip, and this time we drove old Route 66 across Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma. I was a teenager when the last of Route 66 was decommissioned – that is, no longer considered part of the national highway system. At about the same time, Hot Rod magazine…

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