Save the Bridges
ELIOT KAMENITZ / TIMES-PICAYUNE FOGGY CROSSING—A person and their dog forms a ghostly image as they move thru the pre-dawn fog at 6 a.m. across the Magnolia Bridge over Bayou St. John on Monday, January 31, 2011.
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Site of bridge crossing Bayou St. John near the point Esplanade reached the Bayou. On the river side of the Bayou the New Orleans City Rail Road Co. operated the Esplanade and Bayou Bridge street car line beginning 01 June 1861. On the lake side of the Bayou the New Orleans City Rail Road Co. operated the Bayou Bridge and City Park street car line beginning Fall 1861. This second line was absorbed into the Esplanade line circa 1900. Street car information from, “The Streetcars of New Orleans: Louisiana – It’s Street and Interurban Railways, vol. 2, ” by Louis C. Hennick and E. Harper Charlton. HE4487 L8 H4 v.2