Westport, along a convenient transportation corridor south of Baltimore, has
long presented a travel bottleneck. From left to right the aerials date to
1938, 1952, 1964, 1972, and 2017.
During 1907 the WB&A made the first cut through Westport's hill; it is the
only north-south route visible in the 1927 aerial. By 1938 Russell Street
had sidled up alongside at Gwynns Falls. Come 1952 the WB&A's bridges were
gone, while a weaving B-W Parkway connected to Russell Street. During 1964
the Parkway was busy getting its own bridge across the Falls.
The 1972 configuration remains much the same in 2018 but that may change
as the 21st Century progresses. Looking to squeeze their way through here
are 1) express lanes of a widened B-W Parkway, 2) a Maglev train,
and 3) Elon Musk's Hyperloop.