[News Script: East-west expressway] Part: 1 of 4
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EA ST-4EST EXPRESSWAY
A tremendous mound of dirt piles up near Marsalis avenue
and Twelfth street in Dallas, evidence of activity on
the Oak Cliff leg of the East-West expressway. The
man-made mountain, some sixty feet high, is built of
approximately 40-thousand cubic yards of dirt, excavated
to make way for the Marsalis avenue underpass. nmmm
Workmen at the underpass site are drilling a series of
forty-five foot deep holes where columns will be placed
to support the bridge passing over the expressway. The
mamouth excavation is now about twenty-five feet deep,
two hundred fifty feet across and two hundred feet wide.
MED. MAN WITH TRANSIT
Job superintendant T. L. Woodard says the big mound -
be a part of the landscape, at least
temporarily. He says there are no -plans to
move it, that eventually it will be used for fill dirt
on other highway projects. The Oak Cliff leg of the
expressway is scheduled for completion -
*Of first of the year. It will tie in on the east with
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: East-west expressway], item, July 16, 1958; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc852805/m1/1/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.