Once described as an old-fashioned interstate, Forest Park Parkway seems almost an afterthought after the construction of Interstate Highway System. Its curves cut through Forest Park, before ending unceremoniously at I-170. The century old bridges that carry surface streets over it are coming to the end of their lives.
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As a wustl student I’ve never understood Forest Park Parkway–the way it severs the campus from the neighborhood to the north is pretty brutal in my opinion. Though I suppose some people view that as a good thing.
The 800-lb gorilla will own everything North of the Parkway soon enough, further reducing taxes to U-City and the County…