by Patrick Boylan
alewifebp, I assume it was for people who worked in the railyard east of the Amtrak line to get to and from the once upon a time slightly less than desolate semi-residential area west of Amtrak. It's hard to figure anything else in walking distance east of that bridge, in the past or now. Walmart at least has been there for quite a while, I can't remember when Lowes opened. But none of that development is near the bridge, and isn't very pedestrian friendly.