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Re: Middle Track on the Myrtle

Posted by randyo on Sun Apr 15 04:56:06 2012, in response to Re: Middle Track on the Myrtle, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sat Apr 14 19:55:04 2012.

It wasn't really a waste of money as it was intended to have the entire Fulton St el rebuilt end to end. Part of the failure to complete the rebuild was due to political wrangling about the Ashland Place connection from Fulton to the 4 Av Subway, the possible relocation of the Fulton el off old Fulton St in downtown Bkln to Adams St and the seemingly unrelated issue of who would pay for a new station on the Bway Bkln el at Willy B Plaza, the BRT or the city. With these issues being unresolved, no further work was done on the Fulton St el and with an el structure incapable of carrying the steel cars of the era, the construction of the IND Fulton St subway as a replacement for the el was an inevitable consequence.

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