|Steps to the New York Central Railroad tracks at Four Mile Creek. Photo ©Debbi Lyon 2012.|
The stairs used to lead to the New York Central Railroad tracks before an iron bar was welded on to block access to the steps. The New York Central roundhouse and repair shop used to be located just east of this bridge. The old roundhouse had twelve bays to repair trains.
Fishermen often cast a line over the cement wall. Fourmile Creek is now posted with 'No Trespassing' signs just north (left in this photo) of this bridge. If you look over the edge of the wall after a rainstorm you'll often see raging, muddy water. On a hot summer day, the creek runs at a trickle.
There is a footbridge just north of here that you can use to cross over the creek; it comes out at Bell Street and Napier Avenue.