The railroad tracks that snake around the South Riverfront are still used, but they seem more quiet than they used to be over a century ago. I was down this way back in 2017.
The views of downtown are vast from down south, and it’s hard to believe that this was once a large residential neighborhood which was annihilated in the 1960s.
The infamous trestle that took President Roosevelt’s intervention to be buried under the Arch grounds begins down this way, and then slowly rises up under the MacArthur Bridge.
It is still my favorite bridge over the Mississippi River, and its hulking mass dominates this end of the riverfront.
The Cahokia Power Station sits on the opposite side of the river from here.