U.S. Route 66, running 2,400 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica, was once one of the most-traveled highways in the nation; John Steinbeck referred to it as the “Mother Road.” But the rise of the Interstate Highway System led to a loss of traffic, devastating communities that relied on the route’s travelers. Now, Route 66 is making a comeback, thanks to its storied past. Jeffrey Brown reports.
The search for bodies continued in Minneapolis Thursday following the collapse of a highway bridge into the Mississippi River. As many as 30 people are missing. Two infrastructure experts assess the reasons for the collapse. Continue reading