Myrtle Avenue Station

The Bay Ridge Line had a stop at Myrtle Avenue that opened in 1893. While there is no trace of it now, there is quite a bit of forested clearance on both sides of the tracks that would probably leave room for new subway platforms. The bridge is a 114-foot steel stringer built in 1913. As with Cypress Avenue, there was a short platform between the east- and west-bound tracks reached via a staircase from street level. aRRts-Archives had photos from when the station was active but I couldn't find any traces of the old staircase.

The Cypress Hills Street bridge is an othewise unremarkable 78-foot steel stringer bridge from 1913, except for some piers running along the west side. They may have served as the elevated portion of a siding as there are siding rails poking out of the pavement a few hundred feet to the north. The piers now serve as parking place dividers in the parking lot of Glenridge Mews, an upscale apartment building housed in the old Philip Dietz Coal Company Building

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Myrtle Avenue Bridge (BIN 7705150)
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Myrtle Avenue Bridge
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Myrtle Avenue Bridge
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Billboard with no respece for the date marker
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Myrtle Avenue businesses west of the bridge
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Fresh Pond Road north of Myrtle Avenue
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Retaining wall on east side of tracks
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Retaining wall on east side of tracks
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Cypress Hills Street Bridge
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BIN 7705140
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Old insulators on the trestle?
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1913 date marker
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Erika and Teri Buchmiller's flag painting from 9/1/1980
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Cypress Hills Street Bridge
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Elevated siding piers?
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Glenridge Mews
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Glenridge Mews
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Philip Dietz Coal Company
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Glenridge Mews
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Vestigial siding rails in Shaler Avenue
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Low-rise storage garages along the east side of the track on Shaler Avenue
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Storage garages
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R and M Auto Repairs
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Row houses on Shaler Avenue

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