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Old Posted Jun 14, 2011, 2:48 AM
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Originally Posted by urbanlife View Post
Hayward, good mention, actually about 100 years back when the city of Portland built the Burnside Bridge and connected it to a two lane street that needed to be expanded to a six lane street, the city actually cut off those portions of the buildings that were effected and ran the road through. Which is why we have some odd shaped building along that street and a number of those buildings have basements that run under Burnside because of this.
You can see something similar in Brooklyn NY, where 3rd Avenue was widened considerably when the Gowanus Expressway was built on top of it. There are places where some buildings were demolished, exposing what once was a shared foundation wall, or an interior wall that is now the outside of the building.