Beware the Narrow Oak Cliff Viaduct!

by Paula Bosse

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by Paula Bosse

“Sometimes the Oak Cliff Viaduct seems a trifle too narrow. From a snapshot made just after it happened.”

I came across this photograph while flipping through  the book Our City — Dallas, A Community Civics by Justin F. Kimball (1927). I love that viaduct, but … yikes. Look at all those calm and/or petrified passengers. (We were always warned about going across the river…)

Here are a few contemporaneous images of the not-actually-so-narrow viaduct.

 

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Dallas-Oak Cliff Viaduct, looking Towards Dallas, TX

Dallas-Oak Cliff Viaduct

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