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 16 locks to the west) and Littleborough (12 miles and 1¾ 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; ¼ furlongs away.

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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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Nearest water point

New Islington Marina — 2 miles, 5½ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Castlefield Junction
Ancoats Bottom Lock No 1 — 3 miles, 3 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, 3¾ furlongs and 18 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Junction with the New Islington Canal Arm
The Rose of Lancaster PH — 3 miles, 6¼ furlongs and 4 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction
Staffordshire, Kenworthy and other Arms — 4 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Staffordshire, Kenworthy and other Arms
Potato Wharf Arm — 4 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Potato Wharf Arm
Fairfield Junction — 6 miles, 6½ furlongs and 34 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Fairfield Junction
Stretford Marina — 7 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Stretford Marina
Watch House Cruising Club — 8 miles, 1½ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Watch House Cruising Club
Worsley Visitor Moorings — 11 miles, 3¼ 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 Visitor Moorings
Littleborough Sanitary Station — 12 miles, 5 furlongs and 21 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction
Bridgewater Marina — 12 miles, 7 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 Bridgewater Marina
West Summit Lock No 37 — 14 miles, ¼ furlongs and 30 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction
Bywith Lock No 8W — 14 miles, 2 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
Ye Olde Number 3 Transit Moorings — 15 miles, ¼ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Ye Olde Number 3 Transit Moorings
Travis Mill Lock No 28 — 16 miles, 2¼ furlongs and 39 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction
Marple Junction — 17 miles, 3¼ 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, 4¼ 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, 7½ furlongs and 49 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction
Baltimore Marina — 18 miles, 2½ furlongs and 50 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction

Nearest rubbish disposal

Ancoats Bottom Lock No 1 — 3 miles, 3 furlongs and 16 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Ancoats Bottom Lock No 1
Marple Junction — 17 miles, 3¼ 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, 7½ furlongs and 49 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Potato Wharf Arm — 4 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Potato Wharf Arm
Fairfield Junction — 6 miles, 6½ furlongs and 34 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Fairfield Junction
Watch House Cruising Club — 8 miles, 1½ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Watch House Cruising Club
Worsley Visitor Moorings — 11 miles, 3¼ 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 Visitor Moorings
Littleborough Sanitary Station — 12 miles, 5 furlongs and 21 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction
Oughtrington Wharf — 16 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Oughtrington Wharf
Marple Junction — 17 miles, 3¼ 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
Baltimore Marina — 18 miles, 2½ furlongs and 50 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction

Nearest place to turn

Failsworth Pool Winding Hole — 5½ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction
Broadway Bridge Winding Hole — 1 mile, 7¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction
Butler Lane Lock Winding Hole — 2 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 13 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Castlefield Junction
Causeway Bridge Winding Hole — 2 miles, 4¼ furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction
New Islington Marina — 2 miles, 5½ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Castlefield Junction
Ducie Street Junction — 3 miles and 16 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Castlefield Junction
Castlefield Junction — 4 miles, 1¾ furlongs and 25 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Castlefield Junction
Staffordshire, Kenworthy and other Arms — 4 miles, 2¼ 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, 2¼ furlongs and 19 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to New Viaduct Winding Hole
Grocer's Wharf — 4 miles, 2½ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Grocer's Wharf
Potato Wharf Arm — 4 miles, 2¾ 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, 4 furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Hulme Locks Branch Junction - Bridgewater Canal
Boarshaw Bridge Winding Hole — 4 miles, 5 furlongs and 7 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction
Hulme Hall Road Winding Hole — 4 miles, 5¼ 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 — 4 miles, 7½ furlongs 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, 1 furlong 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, 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 2
Pomona Lock Branch Junction — 5 miles, 1¾ 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, 2½ 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, 4¼ furlongs and 26 locks away
Travel to Ducie Street Junction, then on the Ashton Canal to Clayton Junction

Nearest self-operated pump-out

New Islington Marina — 2 miles, 5½ furlongs and 14 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Castlefield Junction

Nearest boatyard pump-out

Stretford Marina — 7 miles, 1¼ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Stretford Marina
Bridgewater Marina — 12 miles, 7 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 Bridgewater Marina
Oughtrington Wharf — 16 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 25 locks away
Travel to Castlefield Junction, then on the Bridgewater Canal (Main Line) to Oughtrington Wharf
Pickwell and Arnold Boatyard — 19 miles, 4 furlongs and 53 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Sowerby Bridge Junction
 

Wikipedia has a page about Poplar Street Bridge

The Congressman William L. Clay Sr. Bridge, formerly known as the Bernard F. Dickmann Bridge and popularly as the Poplar Street Bridge or PSB, 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 (10 ha) 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 (1.0 ha) 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. Highway cross the entire bridge. Approximately 100,000 vehicles daily cross the bridge 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 (I-55), I-64 and U.S. Route 40 (US 40) cross the Mississippi on the Poplar Street Bridge. US 66 also ran concurrently over this bridge until 1979, and US 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. 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.

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