Municipal Archives

Continental Avenue Viaduct Over Trinity River, 1930

​Collection 1994-007


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorCity of Dallas Departments
TitleContinental Avenue Viaduct Over Trinity River
Quantity3 linear inches
AbstractTrinity River bridge plans and construction correspondence.
LanguageRecords are in English

Scope and Content

The Continental Avenue Viaduct is one of five concrete floodway bridges built across the Trinity River during the 1930s.  It connects Riverfront (formerly Industrial Boulevard) to Singleton Boulevard, which was previously known as the Irving-Fort Worth Road.  The bridge was constructed over several months in 1930 by the Dallas Railway and Terminal Company, under contract to the City of Dallas, by the Austin Bridge Company.  It cost approximately $407,500.00, and at the time of its construction in 1930, it was used primarily for buses and trolley traffic.

The collection contains contracts and technical specifications and correspondence from the City of Dallas Director of Public Works, J.W. Everman and the president of the Dallas Railway and Terminal Company, John W. Carpenter.  A set of Blueline drawings were attached to the contract and specifications as exhibits A through C.


The collection is arranged by contract, specifications, correspondence, and order of exhibits.  


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Continental Avenue Viaduct Over Trinity River, 1930 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

Bridges -- Texas -- Design and construction
Bridges -- Specifications – Texas
Dallas -- Texas -- History

Container List 

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Contract for Trinity River Floodway Bridge, 1930
 2Specifications for Trinity River Floodway Bridge, Exhibit A, 1930
 3Supplemental Specifications for Trinity River Floodway Bridge, Exhibit B, 1930
Correspondence and notes, 1930
[Related to specifications for Trinity River Floodway Bridge.]
  Blueline drawings, Exhibit C, 1930
 554 foot thru plate girder spans
 6120 foot thru-plate girder spans
 7Details – roller nests and shoes – 120 foot span
 848 foot deck plate girder – spans and bent
 9Tie plans for steel bridges
 10Alignment, grades & borings – location and topography
 11Timber trestle – superstructure
 12Viaduct outlines – concrete
 13Viaduct reinforcing – concrete – superstructure
 14Piers – channel spans – concrete – superstructure
 15Piers – highway spans – concrete – superstructure