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This is a photo of the 1908 flood, where the Trinity River reached a flood stage of over 52 feet. The river was up to two miles wide, and destroyed the bridges and ferries across it. It went to the edge of Hordís Ridge (Oak Cliff today), and was impassable for weeks. The railroad bridge is the Texas and Pacific Railroad trestle, which lined up with Pacific Avenue, which runs one block from Dealey Plaza, behind the TSBD. When one of these trestles was washed away, 4 men on it were killed, and hundreds of horrified Dallas citizens watched the tragedy. The railroad tracks in the lower right corner are the same ones that are on the Triple Overpass, about where Elm, Main and Commerce go under them today. This flood prompted the move of the Trinity River from this, its normal location, to over one mile west.
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