The Seoul Station Overpass in the 1970s~1980s was an important main path for the traders of the Namdaemun market and of the apparel factories in Cheongpa-dong and Malli-dong to load and carry their goods. But the Overpass became deteriorated as time went by and its safety issue was raised in the late 1990s. According to the regular safety inspections and precision safety diagnosis, a plan to tear down the Seoul Station Overpass and install a new overpass by narrowing the bridge in Mar. 2013. In Sep. 2014, however, the Seoul Metropolitan Government get the consultation of experts, gathered opinions of the citizens and announced a plan to regenerate the overpass instead of tearing-down and to turn it to green area and space for the pedestrians.