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Shady Grove Bridge

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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
Lost Concrete stringer bridge over Elm Fork Trinity River on Shady Grove Road / Irving Boulevard / SH 356
Location
Dallas Texas, Dallas County, Texas
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Constructed 1931, Demolished and Replaced 1990
Builder
- Morrison and Coleman
Design
Concrete stringer bridge with central Parker pony truss span over main channel
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 1,778.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Irving - Fort Worth Bridge
Irving Boulevard Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.80504, -96.90418   (decimal degrees)
32°48'18" N, 96°54'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/696230/3631618 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 63892 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2014: Added by M C Toyer

Related Bridges 

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

Sources 

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