In terms of bridges, and bridges in Kansas, this Marsh arch bridge is one of Kansas' impressive collection of Marsh rainbow arch bridges. Built in 1923, it is also one of the oldest surviving examples of this bridge type in the state. This bridge is also notable as a historic bridge on Historic Route 66. Historic Route 66 only enters Kansas for a few miles, but in that short distance it is interesting to note that travelers are treated to the one historic bridge type that is so uniquely Kansas: no other state boasts as many surviving rainbow arch bridges (Marsh type or otherwise) as Kansas does. Indeed, this is the only rainbow arch bridge on the entirety of Historic Route 66.
This bridge is on a very short (less than a mile) section of Historic Route 66 that remains open to vehicular traffic, but for all intents and purposes has been bypassed by a new alignment, with a modern bridge located nearby carrying the majority of non-tourist traffic.
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