Interstate 30 Lancaster Street Elevated, Downtown Fort Worth
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.
Looking west along the eastbound lanes (south side) of Lancester, providing a good view of the elevated structure.
Looking east along the eastbound lanes (south side) of Lancester. Photo contributed by Jason Eargle.
A small section of guardrail was broken out during the official demolition kickoff party of August 17, 2001. Photo contributed by Jason Eargle.
Looking west at the eastern end of the elevated structure. Ground-level pavement had already been removed on August 19, 2001.
Looking west along the elevated structure, with eastbound Lancaster below.
Looking west along the elevated structure, with westbound Lancaster below. There is plenty of available property for redevelopment on the north side of Lancaster.
Looking west on the elevated structure. The old freeway was very narrow and had "1950's" written all over it.
At the west end of the viaduct, an old lamp post awaits removal.
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.
Underneath the elevated structure. Local transients and derelicts will miss the shelter and shade of the viaduct.
Another view underneath the elevated structure.
View of the old freeway from a ramp of the new stack at IH-35W.
Another view of the old freeway from a ramp of the new stack at IH-35W.
Looking east along the abandoned freeway with the new IH-30/IH-35W stack in the background.
Another view looking east.
A late evening view on August 19, looking east. The sunset of the Lancaster elevated.