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This week in history: New Southern Boulevard bridge opens

On Sept. 15, 1950, the new Southern Boulevard bridge over Lake Worth opened. It was renamed the Marjorie Merriweather Post Memorial Causeway in 1974, after the cereal heiress who built the Mar-a-Lago estate near the east end of the bridge.

It’s not every day that Hollywood stars attend the renaming of a road, but when the Post Memorial Causeway was dedicated in early 1975, actress Dina Merrill and then-husband Cliff Robertson attended the ceremony. Merrill, Marjorie Merriweather Post’s daughter, grew up at Mar-a-Lago.

Dina Merrill and Cliff Robertson at the 1975 causeway dedication. (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

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Posted in Flashback blog September 10, 2012 at 6:00 am.

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