Saturday, September 10, 2016

Take It To the Limit (And Beyond)

You might be familiar with the historic Route 66, which connects St. Louis to Chicago. What you may not know is that a portion of Route 66, which runs along Joliet Road not far from me, is permanently closed due to overdigging at the Vulcan McCook Quarry. The road has been closed for many years, so I've only ever seen the west end of the closure with the "road closed" signs. But recently, someone shared this great video with me - someone flew a drone over the closed section and recorded footage.

The result is breathtaking, with a cracked road and open air on either side. It's like a mountain road, tumbling off into the abyss (or rather the quarry, which you also get a nice view of). Check it out here:

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