Approaching from the South
bridge existed at the base of Second Avenue where it joins Lake Street. At
that point in time this bridge went across the overflow from West Okabena that flowed
overland in a open ditch. The bridge was made of a rock textured cement and had fancy
light posts on both sides. Whatever lake damn that existed is not visible on
this photo, but it would be between the left side of the bridge and the
This was the route to the South on highway 59 and was the first
thing people coming from the South on highway 59 saw when they were going
North passing through Worthington because at that point in time there was no
highway route around Worthington. That is, ALL traffic went through the
center of town.
Looking down the street, you can see the Rock Island crossing sign. And
in the background is the chimney for the Power Plant.