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White Rock Creek Bridge Cotton Belt Line

Posted by Ben S. 
White Rock Creek Bridge Cotton Belt Line
July 14, 2021 06:18AM
DART is selling off one of the Cotton Belt Line bridges across White Rock Creek for $1.


Built in 1917 I think there is still a plaque on it commemorating the construction. This bridge is just south of Keller Springs Road and west of Preston. As a teenager I used to fish here a lot and climbing to the top of the bridge was a lot of fun.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/14/2021 06:19AM by Ben S..
Re: White Rock Creek Bridge Cotton Belt Line
July 14, 2021 05:59PM
Thanks for the information, Ben. I see that DART wants to "sell" the bridge to someone who will take on the costs of removing it from DART property. So this is just a way for DART to avoid the costs of removal itself. One comment on the for sale notice mentioned that a plan had been in place for the bridge to be moved to a hike and bike trail. Parks people must have found the costs to be too much?

Of course, there are lots of old bridges like this in the world, but still, I hate to see such things done away with. Hopefully some entity that will preserve it and even more hopefully, use it will show up.

I thought this "Silver Line" was well on its way to completion. That must not be the case.

Dave McNeely
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