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Why was Washington Street blocked off? I did notice on the west side of the bridge, this tunnel had been blocked by what looked like a DPW barricade. What year was it blocked off?
No. Washington street went through the second arch.
Did Gordon Creek at one time run through both arches of this bridge?
It now runs through the northern arch in its channel. Did it ever run through
the southern arch? Maybe it was designed with two arches for additional
drainage in the event of flooding from the somewhat hilly terrain around it which
would have had more farm fields then rather than houses, apartment buildings and schools and wooded areas as now.
Was the creek later re-channeled to bring it through only one arch?
When was the stone bridge laid down? At the same time as the abutment on the south side of the road, maybe? I wanted to look at it for mason's marks last August but the Kiwanis was hosting a concert in the adjacent park serving snacks and popcorn. I did buy some popcorn and drank some water from the Big Red Spring.
I wonder if the workmen on the bridge project drank some water from the spring?