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Corinth Street Viaduct

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Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #261710

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Description 

In 1929 and 1930 flood control levees were constructed along the West and Elm Forks and Main Stem of the Trinity River through central Dallas. The river was diverted from its natural course to flow through the resulting channel.

A total of five new steel stringer viaducts with concrete decks and concrete balustrade rails were constructed from levee to levee across the channel.

Facts 

Overview
Viaduct over Trinity River and Corinth Street
Location
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930; rehabilitated 2008
Builders
- Austin Bridge Co. of Dallas, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia
- F. D. Hughes of Dallas, Texas
- Jean H. Knox (Engineer)
Design
Haunched Deck plate girders on central spans over river channel
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 3,300.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.75583, -96.79583   (decimal degrees)
32°45'21" N, 96°47'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/706490/3626368 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dallas
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 1805709C6240001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 57454 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2013)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 46.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
35,000

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added category "F. D. Hughes"
  • October 29, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Added NBI data, designer and history
  • August 3, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Related Bridges 

  • Shady Grove Bridge (Same project) - 5 new viaducts of similar design built 1930-31 in conjunction with large flood control project
  • Continental Avenue Bridge (Same project) - 5 new viaducts of similar design built 1930-31 in conjunction with large flood control project
  • Commerce Street Viaduct (Same project) - 5 new viaducts of similar design built 1930-31 in conjunction with large flood control project
  • Cadiz Street Viaduct (Same project) - 5 new viaducts of similar design built 1930-31 in conjunction with large flood control project

Sources 

  • Luke
  • HAER - Info
  • M C Toyer - mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com