Route 66 Wash Bridge - 1952 - Essex, California, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 34° 44.177 W 115° 14.668
11S E 660716 N 3845201
Quick Description: In 1952 many of the old 1931 wooden decked bridges along Historic Route 66, on the Old Trails Highway section, were replaced with concrete decks & curbs. Located in the Ghost Town, of Essex, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/13/2014 4:09:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMN2EF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 2

Long Description:
The 1952 date impression is located at the end of the curbs on the North East & South West sides of the bridge

"Ten miles down the road from Goffs on the old pre-1931 alignment of Route 66 the old road rejoins the National Old Trails Highway at Essex. Jack Rittenhouse, author of the 1946 Guidebook to Route 66, described Essex as a small Mojave Desert community that chiefly served the needs of the tourists. Essex once provided towing services, gas stations, markets and cafes to the Route 66 traveler." Text Source: (visit link)
Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.: 1952

Date stone, plaque location.: North East & South West curbs

Road, body of water, land feature, etc. that the bridge spans.: Desert Wash

Website (if available): Not listed

Parking (safe parking location): Not Listed

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