Kansas Hotel Reservations
An old piece of historic U.S. Route 66 still stands in southern Kansas. Rainbow Bridge, located north of Baxter Springs, is the last one of its kind along the entire famed Mother Road. At one point there were two additional Marsh Bridges along Route 66 in Kansas, that crossed the Spring River.
This single white arch concrete bridge was designed by James Barney Marsh and built in 1923, over Brush Creek. This narrow Marsh Arch bridge was saved from demolition in the early 1990s by the Kansas Route 66 Association, when federal funds were allocated to tear it down. The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places, in 1993, further protecting it from destruction. A new bridge was built to replace Rainbow Bridge, to better handle the increasing traffic.
In 2000, Rainbow Bridge was featured in "Route 66: Main Street America", a TLC television program, as country singer Brad Paisley sang "Route 66" on the bridge. While in southern Kansas, make time to see a bit of history by crossing over Rainbow Bridge, this wonderful state landmark. After a fun historical journey, head west to Coffeyville, where comfortable accommodations and excellent guest service awaits at the local Best Western hotel.
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