GILBERT AVE. VIADUCT
The original Gibert Ave. Viaduct connected the
avenue with the central business district at the intersection of 9th
& Broadway. It bridged
Deer Creek, Eggleston Ave., and the CL&N Railroad. The viaduct
in the path of I-71
and was demolished in the late 1960's. The replacement
"viaduct" looks no different than any other contemporary expressway
overpass. The new
viaduct splits, with the outbound arm intersecting Broadway at 8th St.
and the inbound ramp Broadway
with 9th St. Very few call this overpass the Gilbert Ave.
the original has been forgotten by the general public.
View of viaduct looking northeast towards
and present-day path of I-71.
View of viaduct over Eggleston Ave. Old Ida St.
Bridge barely visible at top left.
View from the viaduct of the post-fireworks traffic jam on September 4,
2004, at approximately 10pm.
Eggleston Ave. is at left and Old St. Paul's steeple is visible in the
[Jake Mecklenborg 2004]
Gilbert Ave. Viaduct Photographs