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Re: Election season in Brooklyn


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Posted by Nate Goldman on Saturday, September 21st 2019:

In Reply to: Re: Election season in Brooklyn posted by Steve on Saturday, September 21st 2019:

Thanks, Steve for your compliment. In reference to the Glenwood Road Bridge, over the Brighton Beach Line, we used to take our bikes to that bridge, and watch the trains go by. The motormen would wave to us, as they passed underneath, and sometimes sound the train whistles. One day, in June, 1957, we had the day off from school. I think that it had to do with some administrative assignments that the teachers were working on, and the students were excused. In any event, I decided to go to that bridge by bike for a few minutes, and watch the trains. I couldn't have been on that bridge for a few minutes, when a radio car from the 70th Precinct came by. A tall, older patrolman came over to me and stated "You're not throwing anything on the tracks, are you". I made sure to answer him very politely. I stated "No, Sir, I just got here". He never asked me why I wasn't in school, and he left.

I believe that bridge was taken down in the 1970's. It was too bad, as train buffs had an excellent view of both the Avenue H subway station, and the Newkirk Avenue subway station, from that bridge. Also, between the two stations, the trains would climb from Newkirk Avenue to an elevated level for the rest of the trip to Coney Island.

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