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Eagle Ford Bridge #2

Photos 

Photo taken by jesse berube

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BH Photo #452229

Map 

Description 

One in a series of bridges that ran from Shady Grove Road down to Singleton Blvd (Eagle Ford Road) before Loop 12 was built. This was the main north/south route out of West Dallas and Eagle Ford and into what was then desolate countryside. Bonnie and Clyde would have used this road to get out of West Dallas frequently.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned slab bridge over Drainage Ditch on Coppell Road/Singleton Blvd
Location
Oak Cliff, Dallas County, Texas
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
The construction of the low concrete bridges on old Singleton Blvd on both sides of the West Fork is fairly typical of ca 1910-40 style that is attractive and functional.
Design
Slab
Dimensions
Total length: 250.0 ft.
Also called
Coppell Road
Singleton Blvd
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.77939, -96.91048   (decimal degrees)
32°46'46" N, 96°54'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/695696/3628762 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85918 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,795)
Built 1935 (1,470)
Built during 1930s (11,950)
Dallas County, Texas (113)
Oak Cliff, Texas (2)
Ransome rebar (10)
Slab (2,142)
Texas (2,500)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,374)

Update Log 

  • July 15, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Ransome rebar"
  • July 15, 2019: New photos from jesse berube

Comments 

Eagle Ford Bridge #2
Posted July 16, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Lots of info on the category page:

http://bridgehunter.com/category/tag/ransome-rebar/

This was the first design for rebar. The twist provided grip so that the bar stayed bonded to the concrete under tension. Other companies developed methods to roll a pattern into the bar which proved easier than adding the twist.

Eagle Ford Bridge #2
Posted July 16, 2019, by Daniel

Interesting, I didn't know that twisted square bar was a thing. The square bar that I've seen has been deformed but not twisted. How big did they make it?

Eagle Ford Bridge #2
Posted July 15, 2019, by M C Toyer (mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Vance - Good call. I've got documentation somewhere but ca. 1915-20 was the build date. There are a couple of similar spans on the original Bankhead Highway route over Mountain Creek south from these that were completed ca 1920-21.

Eagle Ford Bridge #2
Posted July 15, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

It looks like Ransome rebar, in which case the 1935 build date is probably 20 years too late.