Interstate Destruction

I wish I could have seen this area before interstates came crashing through; I-44 was built less than a decade before I was born, but the damage was already done.

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Volunteer trees have been cleared from the chain link fence, but after they’d already grown into the fence.

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No one was in sight when we crossed over this pedestrian bridge.

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  1. samizdat says:

    Living in Glendale at the time with my family (and being around 5-7 yrs), I have a vague recollection of the gigantic dirt trench which would eventually become I44. The Interstates should have been routed into a ring road such as I270, and then carried the remaining traffic on improved arterials, instead of smashing through residential neighborhoods like a bull in a china shop.

    STL County seems not to have learned any lessons from the destruction of that era.

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