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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The Abandoned Myrtle Avenue Station
This photo was taken off the web. This station, at Myrtle Avenue and Flatbush Avenues in Brooklyn is not in service. Originally two local platforms, only the northbound half is partially intact and Manhattan Bridge trains pass it every day.
Possibly more to follow.
Here is a 1951 aerial view of the Myrtle Avenue - Flatbush Avenue Ext. Intersection. I remember, as a child, seeing a green arch near the Myrtle Avenue El at this area ( above the station). You can make out the arch from the aerial shot below. Surprisingly, a 1920's aerial does not show the arch. Perhaps the arch came after Flatbush Avenue was extended for the Manhattan Bridge.
Myrtle Avenue is at the center gong from left to right. You can make out the arch at the Flatbush Avenue - Myrtle Avenue intersection. The station is underneath with tracks leading to the Manhattan Bridge.