Built across the Trinity river next to Miller’s Ferry, the Houston & Texas Central railroad bridge has been a historically important asset to shipping goods in and out of Dallas. The clay river bottom still holds the splinted wood pillars from the older bridge. The wood pillars were supplanted by massive, solid brick piers. During the latest bridge improvements, the piers where too difficult to remove so the new concrete extensions were simply added to the top. This is one of the few places in Dallas where the city’s long history is laid out like a picture book.
6500 S. Central Expressway, Dallas TX.
Copyright 2012, Brad Ford Smith.