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Old Grauwyler & Grapevine Road

Photos 

ca 1993 Facing East

courtesy Irving Public Library and M C Toyer

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BH Photo #294662

Map 

Description 

This bridge was located on the old Grauwyler and Grapevine Road over the new Trinity River Diversion Channel constructed in 1930. The road dates to the mid to late 19th century connecting the Grauwyler (pronounced Gar-Wheeler) Community in northwest Dallas County to Grapevine in northeast Tarrant County serving several communities in between.

The bridge design indicates it was originally built cc 1890 - 1910 but its prior location has not been determined.

The eastern approach road was truncated by the levee construction. To access the bridge the road went up and over the east levee.

The bridge was removed in 1993 but the abutments and pilings remain in the diversion channel. Reportedly the bridge was acquired by a private party and relocated to southern Dallas County. The original site can be accessed from the east under the present SH 183 bridge. Proctor Street on the west side has been closed.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Trinity River Diversion Channel on Proctor Street
Location
Irving, Dallas County, Texas
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1930 to cross new Trinity River Diversion Channel
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 99.1 ft.
Total length: 190.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Also called
Proctor Street
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.82946, -96.89158   (decimal degrees)
32°49'46" N, 96°53'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/697356/3634350 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Irving
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 1805709P8110001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 63078 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/1992)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 23.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
625

Categories 

Built 1930 (1,621)
Built during 1930s (10,694)
Dallas County, Texas (96)
Irving, Texas (6)
Lost (18,949)
Lost 1993 (432)
Lost during 1990s (3,716)
Owned by county (18,928)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,884)
Structurally deficient (18,555)
Texas (2,258)
Through truss (12,952)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,815)
Truss (29,557)

Update Log 

  • September 20, 2014: Updated by M C Toyer: Vintage Maps Added by M C Toyer

Sources 

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