It has now become a rush to preserve the bridge in Eureka, Missouri along Route 66. The bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places, but unless $575,000 is raised, the Missouri Department of Transportation will be demolishing it.
According to the Columbia Missourian article, “Route 66 is part of the fabric of the country, and this bridge played a vital role in that,” said St. Louis County Historian Daniel Gonzales. “Now we could be tearing it down, which is a real crisis in my mind.”
To learn more about the bridge or to donate to the GoFundMe account to save the bridge, please visit http://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/state_news/historic-route-bridge-facing-critical-deadline/article_84ef91d5-c9d0-5165-a97f-81156d920adb.html.
A life behind the lens.
Martin Garfinkel is truly one of the most admired photographers today and is long time owner of a fine art photography gallery in Carbondale, Colorado; he is a 40 year resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, which shelters adjacent communities Aspen and Glenwood Springs and is watched over by the iconic Mount Sopris. For most of this time, Garfinkel’s trek has been on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle looking for iconic images of roadside America.