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Tucumcari Nugget

This one is a little less complicated to find and comes from a 1930 USGS Topo map.  10 miles East of the center of Tucumcari the USGS map shows RT 66 taking a small dip to the South right at a river.  Had a look with an aerial view and there is a faint remain of a road at the place and angle shown in the map.  The images are pretty self explanatory.  Looks like there should be some sign of a crossing at that point.  We stopped here on a trip and there does appear to be cuts made for a roadway.   Mostly visible at the east end.   No signs of construction at the creek so maybe it was a temporary low water crossing?

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More treasures on 66 - BRIDGES!

The link below will take you to some of my favorite bridges on Route 66.   Click on it to open in a new tab on your browser.   If you really like bridges order the book by Jim Ross; "Route 66 Crossings".    It has a ton of photos, history and pictures.   You can order the book by clicking the link at the bottom of the maps page.