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Riverdale Bridge

Riverdale Bridge

My grandfather on my father's side drove the school bus in Christian County, Missouri for many years. This is him leaning on the hood of his school bus in about 1950.

His route crossed the Riverdale bridge that was built in 1906-1907, and he would sometimes stop to let the kids admire the view of Finley Creek. He would take me fishing below the old powerhouse visible on the left of the photo when I was a child.

The old bridge was replaced several years ago with one that allows two cars to pass at the same time, but has no character. The powerhouse and the old store across the road (not visible behind the bus) have both been fenced off as private property. View full size.

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New bridge now

We used to live east of this bridge. The bus is heading west.

We lived up the road from that bridge.

Used to be a good swimming spot and the store would sell ice cream novelties and pop. Somethign happened and it got all boarded up and fenced off. then the road got paved, new bridge, and everything changed. https://sites.google.com/site/thetimbersatriverdale/

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