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Dallas-Oak Cliff Viaduct - Dallas, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 46.142 W 096° 48.612
14S E 705114 N 3627805
Quick Description: Open-spandrel arch bridge over Trinity River on Houston Street in Dallas
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2019 7:35:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM10BH6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 3

Long Description:
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This concrete viaduct connecting the City of Dallas with its suburb Oak Cliff was constructed as a direct result of the disastrous May 1908 flood which cut off and hampered transportation and communication for several days and caused numerous casualties.

The viaduct carried State Highways 1 and 6, and U S Highways 67, 77 and 80 until reassigned or replaced by freeway and turnpike construction in the 1950s.

It continues to serve as a primary intra city artery and is presently (2014) being upgraded and modified to carry a trolley system along with auto traffic and bicycles.

Length of bridge: 4,785.3 ft.

Height of bridge: 90 ft

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor Vehicle, DART Train, Bike and Pedestrian.

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:

Date constructed: 1911

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Houston Street (Southbound Traffic only)


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