The original highway went through part of the snappers parking lot, and joined the existing part of the road where the stopsign is now. I think there are still some barriers on the river side where the road used to come across. The snapper used to be called Hickey's Pier and has been there for many years. It at one time also had cottages for rent. This was back in the 40's as I recall.
The new bridge was built at an angle to the old one and the new part of the road started near where the mill training center is while the old one went straighter before curving onto the bridge. They changed the curve so that it angled off from the old road and when the new one was finished they tore up the old one and removed the bridge.
Being that I grew up in the neighborhood that used to be along the side of 86 where the mill training center is, I knew that old bridge well.
I remember hearing that many years ago there was an ice road build somewhere across the Spirit but that was before the dam and was used in the winter for access to get from the south side but of course back then there weren't any big trucks and was for horse drawn rigs. I don't recall exactly where it was though.
The National Institutes of Health has just released the results of a $200 million research study completed under a grant to Johns Hopkins.
The new study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.