August 19, 1965, Dodge Street at the Overpass location prior to widening. View to the Northeast towards Memorial Park  Courtesy: Durham Museum

August 19, 1965, Dodge Street at the Overpass location prior to widening. View to the Northeast towards Memorial Park

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 August 19, 1965, Dodge Street at the Overpass location prior to widening. View to the East  Courtesy: Durham Museum

August 19, 1965, Dodge Street at the Overpass location prior to widening. View to the East

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 November 24, 1965, Dodge Street after widening. View to the West from 55th Street  Courtesy: Durham Museum

November 24, 1965, Dodge Street after widening. View to the West from 55th Street

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 November 24, 1965, Dodge Street after widening. View to the West from Happy Hollow Boulevard  Courtesy: Durham Museum

November 24, 1965, Dodge Street after widening. View to the West from Happy Hollow Boulevard

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 May 15, 1967, The Dodge Street Overpass Group surveying the Overpass site. This group of City and community leaders was an example of public-private partnership to realize the vision of safe pedestrian access across Dodge Street connecting Elmwood and Memorial parks. View to the Northeast towards Memorial Park  Courtesy: Durham Museum

May 15, 1967, The Dodge Street Overpass Group surveying the Overpass site. This group of City and community leaders was an example of public-private partnership to realize the vision of safe pedestrian access across Dodge Street connecting Elmwood and Memorial parks. View to the Northeast towards Memorial Park

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 1968, Overpass under construction. View to the Northwest  Courtesy: Durham Museum

1968, Overpass under construction. View to the Northwest

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 1968, Overpass under construction. View to the Northeast  Courtesy: Durham Museum

1968, Overpass under construction. View to the Northeast

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 1968, Overpass under construction. Children stand behind the barricade while painter applies finishing touches. View to the Northwest  Courtesy: Durham Museum

1968, Overpass under construction. Children stand behind the barricade while painter applies finishing touches. View to the Northwest

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 1968, Schoolchildren cut the ribbon at the dedication ceremony at the north entrance. The engineer William H. Durand, P.E. is in attendance.   Courtesy: Durham Museum

1968, Schoolchildren cut the ribbon at the dedication ceremony at the north entrance. The engineer William H. Durand, P.E. is in attendance. 

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 1968, Schoolchildren are the first to use the new Overpass following the ribbon cutting ceremony. View to the West  Courtesy: Durham Museum

1968, Schoolchildren are the first to use the new Overpass following the ribbon cutting ceremony. View to the West

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 1968, Schoolchildren are the first to use the new Overpass following the ribbon cutting ceremony. View to the Northwest  Courtesy: Durham Museum

1968, Schoolchildren are the first to use the new Overpass following the ribbon cutting ceremony. View to the Northwest

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 October 1969, Within its first year the Overpass is used as a 'soapbox' for public events, as it remains to this day. View to the Northeast   Courtesy: Durham Museum

October 1969, Within its first year the Overpass is used as a 'soapbox' for public events, as it remains to this day. View to the Northeast 

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