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The Canal as Railway

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In 1920, the Barge Canal was completed and the old canal through the city was abandoned.
A half-mile part of the old canal between Main Street and South Avenue became Broad Street in 1924. See more information about this image

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A subway was built above ground in the old canal ditch and under the new Broad Street.
The subway opened in 1927 and provided fast east-west transit through the city. See more information about this image

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