Monday, January 3, 2011
The underpass time forgot! Rices Landing, PA
I've passed this sealed off underpass a million times in my life but never payed much attention to it until recently.My father and I climbed down the hill behind his house and onto the bike trail about a year or so ago.In the hour or so we walked,I learned alot.One thing he described stuck out.
Main street did not always follow the route it does now.At some point(in the 1960's ,I believe)two 90 degree turns were bypassed to the curent route.If you look carefully you can see the walls from the original underpass.My Dad told me,at one time,to get into/out of Rices Landing,you went through an underpass.I snapped a few pics and realized this is one of the cool things we go past all the time and never look at.I'm going to try to find some pics of the original route and post those when I get them.Stay tuned!