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Paddock Viaduct

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NRHP Reference #  76002068
Designated TSAL  5/28/1981
Added to NRHP  15 March 1976
TSAL #  575
Area  1 ha
Paddock Viaduct
Location  Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas
Similar  Bryce Building, Burk Burnett Building, Hotel Texas, Flatiron Building, Eddleman‑McFarland House

Fort worth landmarks paddock viaduct

The Paddock Viaduct, also known as the Main Street Viaduct, is a reinforced concrete bridge spanning the Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas. Low-water crossings and ferries originally provided the only access across the Trinity River at this location, connecting the downtown area of Fort Worth with northern sections of the city. A two-lane suspension bridge, constructed near this site in the 1890s, proved inadequate for the growing population. This span, designed by the St. Louis firm of Brenneke and Fay, was built in 1914. It was the first reinforced concrete arch in the nation to use self-supporting, reinforcing steel. The bridge is named in honor of B.B. Paddock, former State Legislator and Mayor of the City. (1980)

It was built in 1913 and renovated in 1965 and 1988. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 15, 1976.


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