02/03/08 98 W, 1 I - + 7 - 10 Old Bridges

Let's divert exclusively into local history. Lee recently found this photo of the old Boylan Heights bridge. Built in 1913, the Warren Truss bridge was demolished in 1982. It was a registered as a national landmark, and its dilemma surrounding its status at the time led to the creation of the Boylan Heights Neighborhood Association. What's equally interesting about this undated photograph is that same shows a second bridge, that extended Martin Street from West Street to Kinsey Street. You can see still where the road ended, atop Kinsey and looking east.

Years ago, during the late 60s or early 70s, RFD responded to a lot of fire alarms on DDH grounds. By that time the one-way street craze had struck, and Martin Street was one-way, east bound, from Boylan Ave to East St. So units from RFD #1 would have a direct route, lane control lights, like the ones at RBC, were in place along Martin St. They were located between Harrington and Dawson, West and Harrington, and just off of Boylan. One would go red while the other green.

At the time my father worked for Dillon Supply, and I remember several times seeing the ALFs (two engines and the tiller) heading towards DDH, westbound on Martin.
DJ (Email) - 02/04/08 - 16:56

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