Sep. 30 2015
All sorts of weird poo happened on the day of this minor Peace Bike event. It was a veritable summer of weird poo, and this Scholaring brang it to a close.
The path atop the floodwall was still open for fun, though I noticed Dayton spent money replacing the signage for its "Dayton lecture." The road at left is the new Manhattan Boulevard, which dips back towards the river after rising onto the floodwall for no apparent reason. Manhattan Boulevard buries the path of the old Dodd Drive, for they raised the land along the river a bit.
More proof they'll build McMansions anywhere - and I mean anywhere. Even on the wrong side of a floodwall. Manhattan Boulevard has some new, very expensive houses up ahead. Completely out of character for Dayton, but it was of course rubber-stamped.
Manhattan Boulevard continues on the left. Enjoy it now before it gets (sniffle...sniffle) congested.
This rules mightily. This is a peepage of 2nd Avenue, which runs horizontally across the photo. The intersecting street is Dayton Avenue. The most interesting thing here is how 2nd sort of trails off in the left half of the picture.
It looks like Manhattan Boulevard will rise up to scrape the floodwall trail at-grade, but the road doesn't appear to be open yet.
East on 6th at Boone. The railroad crossing sign is suffering an incurable case of type A sine rot.
West on 7th at Clay!
Sources differ on what the name of this road is, but the LeftMaps solons say it's a one-way stretch of 9th Avenue west of Dayton Avenue and was formerly part of Brooklyn Avenue. Speaking of which, I really wish I had a camera rolling back when I was about 4 years old when I saw the 2 TRACKS plate on the railroad crossbuck on Dayton Avenue literally self-destruct before my eyes: I actually saw the "TR" just suddenly fall off without warning, and for years after, it said, "2 ACKS."
The road in the previous photo rounds the corner up ahead to become McKinney Avenue. Why the orange HUMP sign?
This is where a different stretch of 9th Avenue crosses the rail line at a tight angle.
I was so disappointed in the earlier outing that I briefly went out again later. This photo is actually in Bellevue, northeast on the lowermost alley from Van Voast Avenue to O'Fallon Avenue. We're approaching O'Fallon, which marks the boundary with Dayton. The wall in the background is pretty new, and the landscaping is along the new Manhattan Boulevard.
A video!!! I took a video here earlier in the day, but it was such a disappointment that I redid it. This is what I assume to be part of 9th Avenue (the former Brooklyn) that curves to become McKinney. And before anyone asks, the YouTube feature that removes shakiness doesn't work for a bumpy road like this.
Southeast on Walnut.
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