Thursday, April 26, 2012

Grand Viaduct Nearing Completion

I don't know what to say about the new Grand Viaduct, as I don't plan on every using it, as despite all the expense, the exit off of Highway 40 will remain just as dysfunctional as before. And I assume the traffic will be just as bad.
And sadly, I have a feeling it will be torn down in fifty years anyway, all of its pseudo-historical elements and blocks of styrofoam.
Maybe then I'll be able to snap a picture of the old original bridge's stone left in situ under the roadbed on the north side of the bridge.
I know one thing for sure; Chouteau and Grand will remain vacant, devoid of life, nothing more than sewers spewing traffic on either side of the bridge.
One of my few vices is battered fish, so I stopped in the Captain D's; the staff was very friendly and implored me to post their picture on the internet. I sat and chatted with the staff for a couple of minutes; they were sad to hear the Pevely Building was being demolished as well. Behind the facade of that decadent Cape-Cod Revival fast food restaurant is some real heart.


  1. I am surprised they didn't already know about the Pevely building.

    1. I think they didn't realize that ALL of it was being torn down.


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