Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Address: US Highway 6 (Dodge Street) over Saddle Creek Road

Year Built: 1934

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 6/29/1992

A federal aid project during the Great Depression resulted in the construction of the Saddle Creek Underpass and its connecting cloverleaf ramps. The project, completed in 1934, involved the widening of Dodge Street and a grade separation between Dodge Street and Saddle Creek Road. Project overseers made use of rigid frame construction, a relatively new technique, for the bridge design. The rigid frame technique allowed for a slightly arching structure that was economical as well as aesthetically interesting. Old natural stone curbing removed during construction was used as a facing on the bridge. The Saddle Creek Underpass remains a viable and well-preserved structure today.

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