Links to businesses along the Red Carpet Corridor
Ace Drive-In, Joliet, IL
The Old Log Cabin, Pontiac, IL
Three Roses Bed & Breakfast, Pontiac, IL
Bernardi's II Italian Restaurant, Pontiac, IL
Lydia's Loft, Pontiac, IL
This is a new page for us. We have discovered some folks want links to various places along the corridor so this is a new
process. Let us know if you would like your link added. If you are a business along the corridor that would be of interest to
tourists or if you have a Route 66 Group in another country we want to link to you. As our list grows, we'll add sections for food,
lodging, and other attractions. All we ask in return is a link back to us from your site.
At the beginning of the twentieth century there were very few roads in the U.S.A. If present at
all – concentrated around big cities. The rest of the country was the wilderness and in some
areas rivers were the only ways of communication.
In the mid-twenties the famous Route 66 was built – the first highway linking the east and the
west. Bridges were built over rivers and streams along with the construction of highway. A new
technology was used – concrete reinforced with steel, which was tougher than previously
The invention of reinforced concrete was used by James Barney Marsh. Design of his bridge
was so good that it got repeated along the entire highway 66. To this day, there is one
preserved located near the town of Baxter Springs, Kansas.
Here you can download the 3D model of Mr. Marsh’s bridge and visualization showing how the
bridge could look like immediately after construction. My computer would not let me download
the 3D image.
Note: This was sent to me by Artur Pranga, I believe of Poland.www.imitime.com
tel. (+48) 697137629
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|While in the Springfield, IL area, be sure to visit the Blue
Carpet Corridor. They have a similar event planned for the
Route 66 Motor Tour for June 12-14, 2015 on their stretch of
Route 66. Visit their site for more information.