Distant Bridge

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."

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