MLK Jr. Pedestrian Bridge - Denton, Texas USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957
N 33° 11.444 W 097° 06.099
14S E 676966 N 3674036
Quick Description: A 793-foot span across Loop 288 near Colorado Blvd in Denton Texas. Gives pedestrians, bicyclists, joggers, skaters and others the ability to cross 6 lanes of traffic safely while utilizing the Denton-Katy Trail.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2018 9:16:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMXXJ5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 4

Long Description:
Opened May 29 and dedicated June 13, 2013, the 793-ft long span crosses 6 lanes of Loop 288 near Colorado Blvd. The bridge is part of an 18-mile trail that follows the DCTA’s A-train rail line from Denton to Carrollton. Without this bridge, trail users had to go almost 1/4 mile down Loop 288 to Colorado Blvd to cross, then go back the same 1/4 mile to get back to the trail. About $1.1 million of North Texas Tollway Association money and another $291,00 Denton matching funds were allocated for the project, but when costs overran expectations, Denton city council had to do some fiscal juggling to complete the project. They cobbled together money from several other sources, including leftover funds from parks capital improvement projects, parks gas well revenue, interest earned on capital improvement bonds and other funds. North end coords: 33.192223, -97.103145 South end coords: 33.189431, -97.100346
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