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Commerce Street Bridge (1917)

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1923 Aerial

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Description 

"In his 1937 application for registration to practice professional engineering in Texas, George G. Wickline, who had been a bridge engineer for the City of Dallas until September 1916, states that in that month he began working as a bridge engineer for the County of Dallas. He also claims credit for the design, and supervision of construction, for a "Commerce Street Viaduct." (**) It is likely that the replacement of the old steel spans by a new concrete bridge took place sometime in 1916, and that George Wickline was the designer of the new bridge and any new approaches built at that time."

(**) Wickline, George G., "Application For Registration To Practice Professional Engineering," 1937, on file at Texas State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, Austin, Texas. In 1918, Wickline became the first state bridge engineer for the Texas Highway Department

Source: COMMERCE STREET VIADUCT HAER No. TX-35 Texas Historic Bridges Recording Project Spanning Trinity River at Commerce Street

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over West Fork Trinity River on Dallas Southwestern Traction Company
Location
Irving, Dallas County, Texas
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1917; Replaced by Current the 1930 Bridge
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Railroads
- Dallas Northwestern Traction Co.
- Dallas Southwestern Traction Co.
- Interurban
Design
Deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.77582, -96.82017   (decimal degrees)
32°46'33" N, 96°49'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/704164/3628537 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dallas
Inventory number
BH 67094 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 3, 2022: New photo from Jesse Sharkoman Berube

Comments 

Dallas Southwestern Traction - West Fork Trinity River Bridge
Posted July 3, 2022, by Jesse Sharkoman Berube (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

First Clip is Page 745 second clip is page 1017

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