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Author Topic: Eldridge Ave/ Marine Dr in Bellingham  (Read 1128 times)

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Eldridge Ave/ Marine Dr in Bellingham
« on: June 06, 2016, 09:59:32 PM »

Does anyone have any info on the history of Eldridge Ave in Bellingham (which becomes Marine Dr once out of the city limits)?

Driving down this road gives me the feeling that it once was more important than it is now. It is fairly straight, and some stretches of double-slab concrete, and a few bridges that appear to be built by the state.

Does anyone know if this once was a state highway?
« Last Edit: June 06, 2016, 11:44:43 PM by Bickendan »
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Re: Eldridge Ave/ Marine Dr in Bellingham
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 10:42:55 PM »

An 1889 map says "County Road" and "Road to Lummi", and a map from 1920 has Marine Dr labelled as Marietta Rd.  There was also a trolley line up until the creek built in 1891.  Don't see any evidence that it was under state maintenance though.

See here: https://www.cob.org/documents/gis/maps/1922-platmap.pdf
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