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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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 Bridge ramp project - Missouri Department of ...
MoDOT crews have closed and removed the ramp from westbound I-44 to eastbound I-64 on the Poplar Street bridge the weekend of January 16-19. This ramp ...
Weekly Report - Missouri Department of Transportation
ST. LOUIS – MoDOT's maintenance crews continue to work daily on ... I-64, St. Louis City, the Poplar Street Bridge ramp to eastbound I-44 is closed until ...
Poplar Street Bridge construction closes sections of I-44 & I-55 this ...
Jan 16, 2015 ... ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The way you use the Poplar Street Bridge is about the change. This change has been planned since 2012. But, it will ...
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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-long (197 m) 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 also ran concurrently over this bridge until 1979, and U.S. Route 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 although motorists traveling east on I-44 must continue west on I-70 and do not have a direct connection to the bridge. The traffic was heavily congested until the opening of the new bridge in early February 2014. In 2012, 123,564 vehicles used it every day, but after the new bridge opened, congestion alleviated by almost 14%, less than the predicted 20% decline with 106,500 vehicles using it every day because total traffic across the river from all bridges increased by 7.4% over 2013 levels.

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 as the Congressman William L. Clay Sr. Bridge in October 2013 in honor of Bill Clay.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Poplar Street Bridge
[Interstate 64] [Transportation in Greater St. Louis] [Interstate 55 in Missouri] [Interstate 55 in Illinois] [MacArthur Bridge (St. Louis)] [Interstate 64 in Illinois] [Crescent City Connection] [Interstate 70] [Bernard F. Dickmann]
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