Municipal Archives

Trinity River Improvements, 1997

Collection 19​​​​98-002


Repository​Dallas Municipal Archives
Office of the City Secretary
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South​
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorCity of Dallas Public Works and Transportation Department
TitleTrinity River Improvements
Quantity0.25 linear inches
AbstractPublished report detailing the status of various Trinity River Corridor improvement projects. 
LanguageRecords are in English

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a published report detailing the status of various Trinity River Corridor improvement projects.  

The portion of the Trinity River flowing through and around the City of Dallas has been connected historically to city government from its early use for commercial transportation to its use as a demarcating line between the northern and southern halves of the city, to its projected use as a recreational area.  Dallas founder John Neely Bryan's original town survey used the Trinity as the western boundary, with streets laid out at right angles to the river.  Flooding was a major problem in Dallas’ early years, the worst occurring in 1908.  The bends in the river were straightened in 1929 and a series of levees built for flood control through a bond program that also included a number of new bridges, finally joining the two halves of the city.  




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Trinity River Improvements, 1997 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Collection 2016-002—US Army Corps of Engineers Trinity River Documents

​Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History  
Trinity River 
Trinity River Basin (Tex.)  

​Container List

Title, Date
11Trinity River Corridor, 1997