Tulsa's Vision plan for Route 66

Monday, July 28th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa's Vision plan for Route 66 would re-open a historic bridge closed since 1973.

The $15-million item in the Vision package would restore the bridge for use as a park - with a trail that pays tribute to Route 66. The path on the bridge would recreate a trip on the highway end to end.

Tulsa city councilor Chris Medlock, "each little garden would be a sitting place that would be a different city starting with Chicago right here and all the way down at the end of the bridge would be Santa Monica, with little themes for each of the city, probably Albuquerque would be a great little area for people to bring out hand carts, you could see someone selling tamales or tacos at Albuquerque."

Tulsa will host an international "Route 66" festival next summer - and has the potential to cash in on the interest in the highway.