The Icons of Route 66 Series Continues with Kansas
We’re extending our exclusive Icons of Route 66 Series to celebrate the Rainbow Arch Bridge, which crosses Brush Creek near Riverton, Kansas. This series uniquely combines the classic Precious Metals industry with American history and is available now at APMEX!
U.S. Route 66 opened on November 11, 1926, after rapid industrial growth required the need for national highways. This 2,448-mile road, winding its way from Chicago to Santa Monica, was the backdrop for numerous family road trips in the first half of the 20th century, providing miles of entertainment and peculiar attractions in a time before cell phones and handheld entertainment.
APMEX introduced the Icons of Route 66 Series in early 2018 to celebrate a Main Street of America and its unique roadside landmarks along the way. The series is designed to match the instantly recognizable Route 66 road sign and continues from Illinois to California, with each release featuring an iconic Route 66 attraction from that state.
The third release commemorates Kansas by featuring the Rainbow Arch Bridge. This single-span concrete Marsh arch bridge, which crosses Brush Creek near Riverton, Kansas, is the only remaining bridge of this type along Route 66. Although just over 13 miles of Route 66 passed through Kansas, there are numerous attractions. A replacement bridge has since been built to handle road traffic, though the original Rainbow Arch can be crossed just parallel to the new segment of road.
Each of the eight total releases in the series will have a limited-production run, adding further appeal beyond the unique highway-shield shape and .999 fine Silver content. Each
Follow this nostalgic journey across America with a unique series from APMEX. Shop the 1 oz Silver Kansas Rainbow Bridge Highway Shield today to start, or continue,