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ATSF - Jefferson Boulevard Overpass

Photos 

Facing West on Jefferson Blvd

Photo taken by M C Toyer in February 2016

BH Photo #434418

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Jefferson Blvd on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
Location
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1954
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway (GC&SF)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 37.1 ft.
Total length: 128.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.73746, -96.89778   (decimal degrees)
32°44'15" N, 96°53'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/696978/3624136 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Duncanville
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 1805709J3480010 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 67826 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 9, 2018: New photos from M C Toyer
  • July 24, 2018: Updated by Luke: ROW slated to become a rail-trail; Unknown whether bridge slated to be converted or replaced.
  • May 28, 2015: New Street View added by Luke

Sources 

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

Comments 

ATSF - Jefferson Boulevard Overpass
Posted September 9, 2018, by Jason (frodistx [at] aol [dot] com)

Last revenue service over this bridge was around 1990, after the south end was severed the Santa Fe obtained trackage rights from Dallas on the Missouri Pacific Railroad to access their customers around Chalk Hill, there was one customer left at the south end of this line near Cockrell Hill Rd. Around 1994 scrap thieves were stealing the rail and hardware from this section of track and were arrested when an observant person noticed them removing the rail from this bridge.