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Interstate 30 Lancaster Street Elevated, Downtown Fort Worth
19-August-2001

Created and last updated August 29, 2001

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Demolition/dismantling of the Lancaster elevated began on August 20, 2001. These photos were taken on August 19, 2001, the eve of the start of major demolition work.

19-August-2001 Lancaster elevated
Looking west along the eastbound lanes (south side) of Lancester, providing a good view of the elevated structure.

19-August-2001 Lancaster elevated
Looking east along the eastbound lanes (south side) of Lancester. Photo contributed by Jason Eargle.

19-August-2001 Lancaster elevated
A small section of guardrail was broken out during the official demolition kickoff party of August 17, 2001. Photo contributed by Jason Eargle.

19-August-2001 Lancaster elevated
Looking west at the eastern end of the elevated structure. Ground-level pavement had already been removed on August 19, 2001.

19-August-2001 Lancaster elevated
Looking west along the elevated structure, with eastbound Lancaster below.

19-August-2001 Lancaster elevated
Looking west along the elevated structure, with westbound Lancaster below. There is plenty of available property for redevelopment on the north side of Lancaster.

19-August-2001 Lancaster elevated
Looking west on the elevated structure. The old freeway was very narrow and had "1950's" written all over it.

19-August-2001 Lancaster elevated
At the west end of the viaduct, an old lamp post awaits removal.

19-August-2001 Lancaster elevated
The jackhammers are ready to get to work. These units were actually used for the demonstration demolition at the 17-August-2001 kick-off ceremony.

19-August-2001 Lancaster elevated
Underneath the elevated structure. Local transients and derelicts will miss the shelter and shade of the viaduct.

19-August-2001 Lancaster elevated
Another view underneath the elevated structure.

19-August-2001 Lancaster elevated
View of the old freeway from a ramp of the new stack at IH-35W.

19-August-2001 Lancaster elevated
Another view of the old freeway from a ramp of the new stack at IH-35W.

19-August-2001 Lancaster elevated
Looking east along the abandoned freeway with the new IH-30/IH-35W stack in the background.

19-August-2001 Lancaster elevated
Another view looking east.

19-August-2001 Lancaster elevated
A late evening view on August 19, looking east. The sunset of the Lancaster elevated.

 
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