Route 66 - Rainbow Bridge  LbNA # 54752

Placed DateJul 25 2010
LocationBaxter Springs, KS
Found By Pinwheel Pioneer
Last Found Aug 27 2011
Hike Distance?

The Rainbow Bridge is an old bridge over Brush Creek approximately two miles west of Riverton, Kansas on former U.S. Route 66, now a county road. The bridge is a single-span concrete Marsh arch bridge and is the sole surviving bridge of this type on the entire length of the former highway. Two other Marsh arch bridges were also located on US 66 in Kansas, both over the Spring River. It was built in 1923.

West of Riverton, Kansas at the junction of Route 66 and US 69 is a roundabout - enter the roundabout and exit via Beasley Road. Follow Beasley Rd. approximately a mile until it begins to bear to the left. Take a right and a quick left, and you're on the historic 66 road that will take you over the Rainbow Bridge.

When you're done crossing it (it's one way to the South), pull into the parking lot to the right and park. Get out and walk back to the bridge. On the SW side of the bridge, there is a plaque stating that this was Federal Land Project #142. To the left of this plaque is a metal guardrail bracket - the box is at the bottom of this bracket resting on a bolt.

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