Forest Avenue Bridge
1934 view facing northwest
Photo credit Dallas Public Library
BH Photo #306668
This swing bridge was one of 4 similar structures constructed between 1912 and 1915 on the Trinity River in southern Dallas County. At that time navigation improvements from Dallas to the Gulf of Mexico were an ongoing project which included a series of locks and dams which were later abandoned.
This bridge was located in a broad valley necessitating long steep timber approaches and several other smaller timber bridges and causeways. The approaches were skewed 45 degrees from the bridge axis resulting in numerous accidents which lead to its early replacement.
- Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Trinity River on Forest Avenue Road
- Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
- Constructed in 1915, Bypassed in 1952, Demolished in 1955
- Pivoting camelback through truss
Length of largest span: 180.0 ft.
Total length: 400.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
- Also called
- Forest Avenue Swing Bridge
Forest Avenue Road Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +32.75146, -96.78553 (decimal degrees)
32°45'05" N, 96°47'08" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 14/707466/3625904 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 63894 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- October 31, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
- October 30, 2014: Added by M C Toyer
- M C Toyer - mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com
- Douglas Butler