Saturday, October 19, 2019
Along 66, August 2019: Goodbye Peter, a Neon Sign and the Pony Bridge
AUGUST 16-- Actor Peter Fonda died at age 79. Famed for the 1969 movie "Easy Rider" along with Dennis Hopper. The movie cost less than $500,000 to make but made $60 million.
There is a one hour video on how it was made.
Not only was the movie about a unique road trip that ended in tragedy, but that soundtrack was something else. One of my favorite all-time movies.
AUGUST 20-- The Grants Cafe's neon sign was taken down earlier this month. In Grant's, New mexico. I didn't get whether it was being restored or if someone bought it.
AUGUST 22-- What's being planned for the famed pony bridge near Bridgeport? It's actual name is the William H. Murray Bridge, but most commonly referred to as the Pony Bridge.
It is one of Route 66's most iconic sights as it stretches for more than 3,900 feet over the South Canadian River and consists of 38 yellow "pony" trusses.
The problem is that it is too narrow.
That Is One Neat Old Bridge. --RoadDog