Preserving Humpback Bridge

1 decade 2 years 4 weeks ago Tuesday, October 17 2006 Oct 17, 2006 Tuesday, October 17, 2006 8:53:45 PM CDT October 17, 2006 in News
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CARTHAGE - This southwest Missouri city on old Route 66 is trying to save a 1920 bridge from too much renovation that could take the thrill out of driving over it. The wooden bridge over a railroad track on Oak Street rises and falls so sharply that drivers can scramble their stomachs, if not their undercarriages. Many know it as the "Whee" Bridge or "Tickle Tummy Hill" and they want to preserve it. The city has received a federal grant of $177,000 to upgrade the bridge. However, the mayor and the public works chief said it might still have the hump after renovation.

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