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Restored Kansas viaduct along Route 66 to be dedicated

July 16, 2017 - 8:20 am
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GALENA, Kan. (AP) — A restored viaduct along the historic Route 66 will be dedicated next week near the southeast Kansas town of Galena.

The Joplin Globe reports that the bridge serves as a gateway to Galena's historic district and the famous "Cars on the Route" stop. That's the old Kan-O-Tex Station that's home to the truck "Tow Tater," which served as the inspiration for Tow Mater in the Pixar movie "Cars."

The mayor of Galena, Dale Oglesby, calls the restoration "the best project since we did downtown."

Kansas has the shortest segment of Route 66 — 13.2 miles — of any state that the highway crossed.

The viaduct will be dedicated during a ceremony next Saturday.

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