|This wonderful picture was provided by Marv Clemons.
It shows construction in progress on the grade separation at the 14th
underpass site, and continuing east to 18th Street. (It is possible that this was taken by the 106th Reconnaissance Squadron
Retaining walls are being built from east of 14th to 18th streets on
both sides of the railroad mainlines. The 22nd Street viaduct
appears to be complete, and the "white" color indicates new
concrete. The viaducts at 21st and 24th Streets were built earlier
although their elevations were already planned to accomodate the competed
project which had been developed some years earler by City Engineer
In this image the Birmingham L&N Station has not been altered yet,
nor has the grade change begun east of 18th Street. This was a
complex project that was built in many stages in order to keep the
mainline tracks in service and in particular to keep L&N Station in
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