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Picturing the past 4: Bridge StreetPosted Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at 2:26 PM
Bridge Street in the late 1940s, looking east toward the west side of Bedford County Courthouse. (Photo by Doyle Landers)
From the pre-urban renewal days, here's a look at Bridge Street, which would have disappeared sometime in the early 1960s.
It apparently ran from where today's alley between the Gunter Building and Regions Bank is down to today's North Cannon Boulevard intersection.
Arnold's Texaco (or, at least, its sign) is at the left of the photo, Doyle says -- where were the pumps? -- and the large building on the right side of the street, across from the courthouse, still exists next to the Gunter building.
The Texaco station was apparently between where the Regions Bank drive-up branch and West Depot Street are today, judging from an attempt I made the other day to stand exactly where the photo was made (Bridge Street was before my time).
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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