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Westmoreland Bridge

Photos 

Through view facing north

Photo taken by M C Toyer in February 2009

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BH Photo #306661

Map 

Description 

Constructed ca 1957-58 from bank to bank on Trinity River within the bottoms formed by levees in 1929-30.

This bridge replaced a Pratt through truss constructed in 1930 and lost to floods in 1957. This bridge has been replaced by a viaduct spanning from levee to levee directly overhead.

Bridge was preserved in place during the new construction and incorporated into the Dallas Hike and Bike Trail System

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Trinity River on Westmoreland Road / Hike and Bike Trail
Location
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1957, Replaced 1989, Converted to Hike and Bike Trail 2010
Design
Steel stringer bridge with concrete deck and steel beam fence rails
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 240.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.79811, -96.87401   (decimal degrees)
32°47'53" N, 96°52'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/699071/3630906 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 63893 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2014: Added by M C Toyer

Sources 

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