When you see why this stretch of Route 66 was closed off in McCook, Illinois, you won't be surprised. Talk about dangerous.

Roamin' Rich flew his camera over an abandoned stretch of the infamous Route 66 that was closed off 15 years ago. Vulcan Materials, the nation's largest producer of construction stone, sand and gravel, has a quarry on either side of the road and it became too much of a driving hazard to remain open.