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Page last updated or reviewed: February 1, 2018 (updated for completion of Horseshoe project and start of Southern Gateway project)
2018 status: Many of these photos (as noted) are now archival photos, with the completion of the downtown Horseshoe project in 2017 and the major corridor rebuild between downtown and the US 67 split from 2018 to 2021.
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This freeway is the south R.L. Thornton Freeway, named after the former mayor of Dallas. (Photo date: 29-April-2007)
High resolution The Trinity floodway bridge. The northbound main lanes were placed on the original Cadiz Street viaduct which predated the construction of I-35E in 1959. The old-style bridge design is visible in this photo. (Photo date: 27-Oct-2007)
2015 Photo status: Obsolete This bridge was replaced during the Horseshoe Project, 2014-2017
Looking northbound, with the northbound lanes on the right and the southbound lanes on the left. (Photo date: 27-Oct-2007)
2015 Photo status: Obsolete Both bridges were replaced during the Horseshoe Project, 2014-2017
At Colorado, just south of the Trinity, this view shows that the original bridge has been widened. (Photo date: 27-Oct-2007)
2015 Photo status: Obsolete This structure was replaced during the Horseshoe Project, 2014-2017
High resolution Looking north at 8th Street. From its original construction to 2018, the freeway remained in its originally-constructed configuration except for the center HOV lane which was built on the original median shoulders. (Photo date: 27-Oct-2007)
2018 Photo status: Obsolete This section of freeway is being rebuilt and widened during the Southern Gateway project, 2018-2021
High resolution Looking north at Ewing (Photo date: 27-Oct-2007)
2018 Photo status: Obsolete This section of freeway is being rebuilt and widened during the Southern Gateway project, 2018-2021
High resolution Looking south from Ewing.The giraffe sculpture on the left is part of the Dallas Zoo. (Photo date: 29-April-2007)
2018 Photo status: Obsolete This section of freeway is being rebuilt and widened during the Southern Gateway project, 2018-2021. A deck park is above the freeway is planned at this location.
High resolution Looking north at Marsalis, with another view of the giraffe. (Photo date: 27-Oct-2007)
2018 Photo status: Obsolete This section of freeway is being rebuilt and widened during the Southern Gateway project, 2018-2021. A deck park above the freeway is planned at this location.
High resolution Looking north at Louisiana (Photo date: 27-Oct-2007)
2018 Photo status: Obsolete This section of freeway is being rebuilt and widened during the Southern Gateway project, 2018-2021
High resolution Looking north at Illinois (Photo date: 29-April-2007)
2018 Photo status: Obsolete This section of freeway is being rebuilt and widened during the Southern Gateway project, 2018-2021
High resolution Looking north at Laureland (Photo date: 27-Oct-2007)
High resolution Looking north at Kirnwood. (Photo date: 29-April-2007)
High resolution The interchange at I-20, which opened in January 1974 (Photo date: 29-April-2007)
High resolution Looking north along the I-35E northbound frontage road, which penetrates through the interchange. (Photo date: 29-April-2007)
(Photo date: 29-April-2007)
High resolution South of the I-20 interchange, looking north. Reconstruction and widening of I-35E from I-20 to Belt Line was completed in November 2004. (Photo date: 29-April-2007)
Looking north at Pleasant Run (Photo date: 29-April-2007)
High resolution (Photo date: 29-April-2007)
Widening and reconstruction was in progress at Bear Creek Road as the time of this 2007 photo. (Photo date: 29-April-2007)