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Idlewild Road Bridge #2

Photos 

2019

Topsoil is starting to accumulate on the old Bankhead Highway. Notice the power lines running along the street.

Photo taken by jesse berube

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BH Photo #452237

Description 

Between Fort Worth and Arlington, sections of the old Bankhead Highway (Fort Worth-Dallas Pike, U.S. 80) can be seen alongside U.S. 180/West Division Street, which in the late 1940s was cut parallel to the old highway.

Facts 

Overview
Slab bridge over Mountain Creek Relief (NBI Stream Name) on Idlewild Road
Location
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Status
Abandoned
History
Bankhead Highway
Builder
- Ernest L. Ransome of England
Design
Slab
Also called
Dixie Overland Highway
US-80
Bankhead Highway
Dallas Pike
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.74950, -96.94600   (decimal degrees)
32°44'58" N, 96°56'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/692433/3625383 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Duncanville
Inventory number
BH 64482 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2022: New photo from Bambi Sharkoman
  • July 15, 2019: New photos from jesse berube

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