Repaving project uncovers glimpse into the past

A repaving project in downtown Fremont just north of the Fremont Bridge has uncovered a portion of the old streetcar rails and brick road surface. It’s somewhat poetic, considering the old rails are in full view of the “Waiting for the Interurban” statues.

Crews have ground off the top layer of Fremont Avenue asphalt from North 34th to North 35th Street in preparation for repaving. And as this morning, the north end is repaved and crews are working on the south end (near Nickerson Street Saloon). You can find the project info here.

If you’re curious to see what it was like in the golden age of rails, here’s a look at streetcars on the Fremont Bridge in 1936.

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