Monday, March 02, 2009

Parkway Bridge

Way back in 1895 they talked about a roadway down the Arroyo but it was not until 1924, when the Major Street Traffic Plan started the big push. The voters agreed and the Arroyo Seco Parkway was built in the late 1930's. Then came the Ave 43 bridge, as well as the Ave 26 and Ave 60 bridges. The turnoffs and lane widths have not changed much, if at all. Love it.

So this picture must be from 1937 or 1938. A lot of digging going on. Cool to see majestic Southwest Museum overlooking the Parkway. Check out the super high telephone poles.

110 North present day, well, a close match without hanging over the freeway. The trees have grown to block the Museum but you can still see a bit of it.

Mic Geronimo "Time to Build"
People Under the Stairs "43 Labels I Like"


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Wednesday, March 04, 2009  

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