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Old Posted Feb 23, 2012, 6:01 PM
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Originally Posted by denizen467 View Post
^ About Canal Street, how possible would it to use portions as a double-decked roadway? I think between roughly Harrison and Taylor it is effectively elevated and in theory could be a two-level roadway, and parts of it in the congested Madison-VanBuren stretch seem similar to that (and are closer to the elevation of the river bridges than they are to the elevation of Clinton). I assume there are station concourses underneath between Adams and Jackson, but I don't know what's underneath the rest of Canal around there.
You're right that Canal is at an artificially high level because it has to cross the approaches for the river bridges. There's actually one track underneath Canal - Union Station comes as far west as the centerline of Canal.

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