MetroLink makes five sharp turns between Grand and
Stadium. For two segments during this stretch light rail is adjacent to
freight and occasional passenger railroad activity. In this view taken from
the S.14th St. overpass the railroad and light rail routes are about to
part for their second time.
The MacArthur Bridge, opened across the
Mississippi as the Municipal Bridge in 1917, is visible in the
distance. It sees significant railroad traffic. At one time it
was a busy highway bridge as well, and in a much different era its
now-abandoned upper level carried
two of America's most historic highway routes, U.S. 40 and "Route 66."