Poplar Street Bridge

Poplar Street, Failsworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Poplar Street
 
As seen from Tannersfield Middle Lock
Copyright: David Tunbridge
Taken: 7 March 2007
 
Poplar Street Bridge is a minor waterways place on the Rochdale Canal between Ducie Street Junction (Junction of Rochdale and Ashton Canals) (3 miles and ½ furlongs and 16 locks to the west) and Littleborough (12 miles and 1¼ furlongs and 19 locks to the northeast).
 
It is part of Manchester 18.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Ducie Street Junction is Tannersfield Lowest Lock No 68; ½ furlongs away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of Littleborough is Tannersfield Middle Lock No 67; ½ furlongs away.

Places of interest within 1 mile and to which this is the nearest place: Barclays Bank cashpoints (ATM machines) (¾ furlongs away); Morisons's supermarkets (¾ furlongs away)

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    1397 yards to the northeast.
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Poplar Street Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Congressman William L. Clay Sr. Bridge, formerly known as the Bernard F. Dickmann Bridge and popularly as the Poplar Street Bridge, completed in 1967, ...
Poplar Street Ramp project - Missouri Department of Transportation
MoDOT has awarded the contract for the first portion of work for the bridges on the Congressman Clay Sr. Bridge, commonly called the Poplar Street Bridge.
Don't forget today: Poplar Street Bridge has one less westbound lane
May 27, 2014 ... ST. LOUIS • One lane of the westbound Poplar Street Bridge will disappear behind construction barricades after 8 p.m. today along with the ...
Bustling Poplar Street Bridge to have one less westbound lane ...
May 26, 2014 ... Illinois commuters will get a jolt on Tuesday — and beyond — when MoDOT closes one westbound lane of the Poplar Street Bridge through ...
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The Congressman William L. Clay Sr. Bridge, formerly known as the Bernard F. Dickmann Bridge and popularly as the Poplar Street Bridge, completed in 1967, is a 647-foot (197 m)-long deck girder bridge across the Mississippi River between St. Louis, Missouri and East St. Louis, Illinois. The bridge arrives on the Missouri shore line just south of the Gateway Arch.

Planned just before construction of the Arch, the builders in 1959 were to request that 25 acres (100,000 m2) of the Gateway Arch property be turned over from the National Park Service for the bridge. The request generated enormous controversy and ultimately 2.5 acres (10,000 m2) of the Jefferson Expansion National Memorial (which included all of the original platted area of St. Louis when it was acquired in the 1930s and 1940s) was given to the bridge.

Two Interstates and a U.S. Route cross the entire bridge. It is crossed by approximately 100,000 vehicles daily, making it the second most heavily used bridge on the river, after the I-94 Dartmouth Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Some of that load has been diverted to the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.

Interstate 55, Interstate 64, and U.S. Route 40 cross the Mississippi on the Poplar Street bridge. U.S. Route 66 was also concurrent over this bridge until 1979, and U.S. 50 was routed over it before the interstates were constructed. In addition, I-70 crossed the river here until 2014, when it was realigned to cross the river on the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge when it was completed in 2014. I-44 now follows the old alignment of I-70 through downtown to the west approach for the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.

The east end of the bridge crosses the south end of what was Bloody Island which Robert E. Lee connected to the mainland of Illinois with landfill in the 1850s. During its island days several Missouri politicians fought duels there. What was Bloody Island is now a train yard.

Although the bridge's former name honors former St. Louis mayor Bernard F. Dickmann, it is most commonly referred to as the Poplar Street Bridge, with many locals unaware of its official name. The Missouri end of the bridge sits over Poplar Street, and the media started referring to it by that name long before the bridge opened. It was officially renamed the Congressman William L. Clay Sr. Bridge in October 2013 in honor of Bill Clay.

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[MacArthur Bridge (St. Louis)] [U.S. Route 40] [East St. Louis, Illinois] [Eads Bridge] [Interstate 55] [Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge] [List of crossings of the Upper Mississippi River] [Interstate 64] [Interstate 55 in Missouri]
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Nearest Water point

Ancoats Bottom Lock No 1 — 3 miles, 3½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ancoats Bottom Lock No 1
Junction with the New Islington Canal Arm — 3 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 18 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Junction with the New Islington Canal Arm
Fairfield Junction — 6 miles, 7 furlongs and 34 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Fairfield Junction
Worsley — 11 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Stretford - Waters Meeting, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) to Worsley
Bywith Lock No 8W — 14 miles, 2½ furlongs and 41 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ashton-under-Lyne Junction, then on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Bywith Lock No 8W
The Old Number 3 PH — 15 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to The Old Number 3 PH
Travis Mill Lock No 28 — 16 miles, 2 furlongs and 39 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction
Marple Junction — 17 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 50 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Lower) to Marple Junction
Church Lane Bridge No 2 — 17 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 50 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Lower) to Marple Junction, then on the Macclesfield Canal to Church Lane Bridge No 2
Fielden Wharf & Services — 17 miles, 7 furlongs and 49 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction
Plank Lane Bridge No 8 — 19 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Stretford - Waters Meeting, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) to Leigh Bridge No 11, then on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Leigh Branch) to Plank Lane Bridge No 8

Nearest Rubbish disposal

Ancoats Bottom Lock No 1 — 3 miles, 3½ furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ancoats Bottom Lock No 1
Travis Mill Lock No 28 — 16 miles, 2 furlongs and 39 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction
Marple Junction — 17 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 50 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Lower) to Marple Junction
Fielden Wharf & Services — 17 miles, 7 furlongs and 49 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction

Nearest Chemical toilet disposal

Fairfield Junction — 6 miles, 7 furlongs and 34 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Fairfield Junction
Worsley — 11 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Stretford - Waters Meeting, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Stretford and Leigh Branch) to Worsley
Oughtringham Bridge No 24 — 16 miles, 7¼ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Oughtringham Bridge No 24
Marple Junction — 17 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 50 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Dukinfield Junction, then on the Peak Forest Canal (Lower) to Marple Junction

Nearest Place to turn

Pinfold Footbridge Winding Hole — 4¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Castlefield Junction
Scotchman's Lock Winding Hole — 7½ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Castlefield Junction
Broadway Bridge Winding Hole — 1 mile, 7¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction
Butter Lane Lock Winding Hole — 2 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 13 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Castlefield Junction
Oldham Broadway Bridge Winding Hole — 2 miles, 4½ furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction
Ducie Street Junction — 3 miles, ½ furlongs and 16 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Castlefield Junction
Castlefield Junction — 4 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 25 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Castlefield Junction
Staffordshire, Kenworthy and other Arms — 4 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Staffordshire, Kenworthy and other Arms
New Viaduct Winding Hole — 4 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 19 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to New Viaduct Winding Hole
Potato Wharf Arm — 4 miles, 3 furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Potato Wharf Arm
Hulme Locks Branch Junction - Bridgewater Canal — 4 miles, 4½ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Hulme Locks Branch Junction - Bridgewater Canal
Hulme Hall Road Winding Hole — 4 miles, 5½ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Hulme Hall Road Winding Hole
Ashton New Road Winding Hole — 5 miles and 23 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ashton New Road Winding Hole
Middlewood Basin No 1 — 5 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 28 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Hulme Locks Branch Junction - Bridgewater Canal, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Hulme Lock Branch) to River Irwell - Hulme Locks Branch Junction, then on the Manchester Ship Canal (River Irwell Upper Reach) to Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal - River Irwell Junction, then on the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal (Main Line) to Middlewood Basin No 1
Middlewood Basin No 2 — 5 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 28 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Hulme Locks Branch Junction - Bridgewater Canal, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Hulme Lock Branch) to River Irwell - Hulme Locks Branch Junction, then on the Manchester Ship Canal (River Irwell Upper Reach) to Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal - River Irwell Junction, then on the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal (Main Line) to Middlewood Basin No 2
Pomona Lock Branch Junction — 5 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Pomona Lock Branch Junction
Salford Tunnel Basin — 5 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 29 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Hulme Locks Branch Junction - Bridgewater Canal, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Hulme Lock Branch) to River Irwell - Hulme Locks Branch Junction, then on the Manchester Ship Canal (River Irwell Upper Reach) to Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal - River Irwell Junction, then on the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal (Main Line) to Salford Tunnel Basin
Clayton Junction — 5 miles, 4¾ furlongs and 26 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Clayton Junction
Fairfield Junction — 6 miles, 7 furlongs and 34 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Fairfield Junction
Stretford - Waters Meeting — 6 miles, 7¾ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Stretford - Waters Meeting