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DGNO - Commerce Street Overpass

Photos 

Facing East

Photo taken by M C Toyer in August 2014

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BH Photo #294603

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Originally built for Missouri Kansas Texas Railway in 1922 over Bankhead Highway / TX 1 / later designated US 67.

The highway was later TX 66 / East Commerce Street and was re-routed due to the construction of Lake Ray Hubbard in the late 1960s.

The railroad tracks have been operated by the Dallas, Garland and Northeastern Railroad (DGNO) since 1992.

Rehabilitated and expanded for DART Blue Line (Dallas to Rowlett) ca 2010-12. Dual tracks added for DART.

Commerce Street was closed to vehicular traffic and re-purposed as a hike and bike trail.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Commerce Street on DART Blue Line
Location
Garland, Dallas County, Texas
Status
Open
History
Rehabilitated and expanded width, ca 2010-12
Railroads
- Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
- Dallas, Garland & Northeastern Railroad (DGNO)
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT)
- Rapid Transit
Design
Slab
Also called
MKT - Bankhead Highway Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.90842, -96.61384   (decimal degrees)
32°54'30" N, 96°36'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/723161/3643660 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rowlett
Elevation
460 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 63075 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2014: New photo from M C Toyer
  • September 20, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • September 19, 2014: Added by M C Toyer

Sources 

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

Comments 

DGNO - Commerce Street Overpass
Posted March 31, 2016, by Scott (navylife59 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Used to travel under that bridge many times going to the Garland Dump, the Garland auto impound lot (operated by my Uncle) and to Rowlett. Road was always crap but the bridge was always a narrow treat. There is a sister bridge like it further down the line in Rowlett.