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February 27, 2013

1955 - PCC Streetcar crossing bridge in Clayton

Location: N. Central bridge

Source:  David Bales Collection
1955


The camera angle is pointed east near Meramec Avenue. The bridge with the streetcar was located behind and to the north of Meramec School. The smaller bridge in the background crossed the valley from the southern end of Bemiston over to North Polo. The Hanley Bridge is out of sight in the far distance. The 1976 Clayton History book tells about the Bemiston bridge. Notice the Rock Island rail lines are gone. The little road on the left became Shaw Park Drive. I have no knowledge of the white building----maybe someone else remembers. - Dave Bales

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