West of the Arkansas River, 71st Street is a narrow country road that is loaded with holes and crumbling along the edges. A narrow bridge also can be found at the base of the hill between U.S. 75 and Elwood Avenue. East of Elwood Avenue, traffic is not permitted beyond a gate, although the narrow pavement does continue to the Arkansas River, where a new bridge is being built. The street soon will become a four-lane roadway that will connect the new 71st Street bridge to U.S. 75. Photograph taken November 25, 1982.
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