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Old Posted Apr 27, 2011, 4:18 PM
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I think the founders of the city expected Dallas to become a "river city" and the notion of deepening the Trinity River all the way to the Gulf so it could accommodate cargo vessels was around into the '60s. Utter nonsense, of course. The other strange thing about Dallas' layout is that the original plan, a conventional grid, seems to have been abandoned fairly early on and all the streets just shot off at angles from the grid.

The reason for that flood plain is that it's a real flood plain. The Trinity used to be subject to severe flooding before they built dams upstream from Dallas and Ft. Worth.
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