Bear Drive Cottage is next door to StradaFab Custom Ducati. StradaFab builds custom Titanium frames and exhausts for Ducati motorcycles. The only manufacturer of Titanium motorcycle frames in the US.
Big Brutus is the nickname of the Bucyrus-Erie model 1850-B electric shovel, which was the second largest of its type in operation in the 1960s and 1970s. Big Brutus is the centerpiece of a mining museum in West Mineral, Kansas where it was used in coal strip mining operations. The shovel was designed to dig from 20 to 69 feet (6.1 to 21.0 m) down to unearth relatively shallow coal seams, which would themselves be mined with smaller equipment.
|Production||1 unit made; June 1962 to May 1963 at a cost of $6.5 million|
|Length||79.5 feet (24.2 m) (house)|
|Width||58 feet (18 m) (house)|
|Height||160 feet (48.8 m) (to tip of boom)|
|Weight||9,300,000 pounds (4,200,000 kg) + 1,700,000 pounds (770,000 kg) ballast when operational|
|Gross power||≥7,500 hp (standard), ≥15,000 hp (peak)|
|Speed||0.22 mph (19 ft/min) (5.8m/min) max|
|Blade capacity||90 cubic yards (68.8 m3) or 150 short tons (140 t)|
Located 2 miles form Bear Drive Cottage on Route 66.
The Rainbow Bridge is an old bridge over Brush Creek approximately two miles west of Riverton, Kansas on former U.S. Route 66 (US-66), now a county road. The bridge is a single-span concrete Marsh arch bridge and is the sole surviving bridge of this type on the entire length of the former highway. Two other Marsh arch bridges were also located on US-66 in Kansas, both over the Spring River. It was built in 1923.