[Ads-l] _viaduct_ "overpass"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 18 01:46:46 UTC 2016

Caption of a photo in Wikipedia:

An eastbound Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
train passing under the Hampton Avenue _viaduct_.

I had no idea that "viaduct"  was used by _white_ St. Louisans, too, as the
word for "overpass." Jim Crow worked!
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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