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Union Terminal Company Underpass – Dallas, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 46.694 W 096° 48.583
14S E 705138 N 3628825
Quick Description: Listed as 'Triple Underpass' on paperwork for the Dealey Plaza Historic District.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2019 6:41:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM114VV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
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Long Description:
NRHP Nomination Form

"In 1936, the Texas Highway Department with funding from the United States Bureau of Public Roads built a triple underpass to separate the grade of the Union Terminal Company track and Elm, Main and Commerce Streets. Originally called the "Elm-Main-Commerce Subway," the gateway was conceived as a "triple underpass" of streets, which afforded access to the western edge of downtown Dallas beneath the Union Terminal company tracks. To build the underpass, engineers regraded the area to slope gently down toward the west.

The Triple Underpass with the railroad bridge atop it was constructed of concrete with square balusters and distinctive Art Deco stylistic detailing.

The alignment of the tracks over the railroad bridge crossing the Triple Underpass was altered in 1990, with some old track removed. The street names still appear on the west portals of the underpass in large plain letters.

Debatably the most famous roadway feature in America. Witnesses observed Kennedy's motorcade, and the assassination, from vantage points atop the Triple Underpass.

Project type: Other

Date built or created: 1936

Location: Dallas, TX Union Terminal Underpass

City: Dallas

Condition: Good upkeep with a little wear and tear

Website for additional information: [Web Link]

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