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San Antonio Area Freeway System
I-10 West Double-Deck Roadside View Photos

This page last updated April 16, 2010

I-10 double-decked freeway map Below are pictures from the roadside and overpasses along the double-decked section of I-10 West, roughly proceeding west and north from Frio St. out to Fredericksburg Rd.  This freeway was double-decked in the late '80s.  The lower level is essentially the original freeway built in the late '40s (minus a few ramps) and was the first freeway built in San Antonio.

Click here to return to the double-decked freeway photo galleries page.

Click here to return to the I-10 West media gallery page.


From Colorado St. overpass, looking east
(July 2005)

 

From Colorado St. overpass, looking west
(July 2005)

 

 

Colorado St. exit ramp from westbound I-10
(July 2005)

 

Entrance ramp to I-10 westbound from Colorado St.
(July 2005)

 

Exit ramp from I-10 eastbound at Colorado St.
(July 2005)

 

Entrance ramp to I-10 eastbound from Culebra Ave.
(July 2005)

 

Wider view of entrance ramp to I-10 eastbound from Culebra Ave.
(July 2005)

 

Exit ramp from I-10 eastbound to Culebra Ave.
(July 2005)

 

From Culebra Ave. overpass, looking southeastward
(July 2005)

 

From Culebra Ave. overpass, looking northward
(July 2005)

 

Looking southward along I-10 eastbound access road south of Cincinnati Ave.
The split overhead is for the ramp to Culebra Ave. from the upper level, shown a few pictures above.
(July 2005)

 

Looking southward along I-10 eastbound access road south of Woodlawn Ave.
Note the concrete pylon for the overhead sign bridge and the lip on the upper level.  Originally, the overhead signs were supposed to be attached to the lip, but an engineering issue required the setup you see here.
(July 2005)

 

Looking northward along I-10 eastbound access road south of Woodlawn Ave.
(July 2005)

 

Looking northward from pedestrian overpass south of Woodlawn Ave.
Same overhead sign issue as noted above.
(July 2005)

 

Looking southward from pedestrian overpass south of Woodlawn Ave.
(July 2005)

 

Zoom view looking southward from pedestrian overpass south of Woodlawn Ave.
(July 2005)

 

Looking south from the Fredericksburg Rd. overpass
Note the overhead sign bridge on the upper level-- at this location, they chose to mount the sign bridge to the concrete lip.  I have no idea why this one is like that while none of the others are.
(July 2005)

 

Looking north from the Fredericksburg Rd. overpass
The end of the double-deck is visible here.
(July 2005)

 

Entrance ramp to I-10 eastbound from southbound Fredericksburg Rd.
(August 2005)

 

Side view of the Fredericksburg Rd. entrance ramp
(July 2005)

 

Just north Fredericksburg Rd., looking south
Note the curved retaining wall-- this is where the original US 87 freeway, the first freeway in San Antonio, ended.  Outbound traffic went under Fredericksburg (the overpass in the background), then turned along this wall and climbed up to and merged onto northbound Fredericksburg Rd. (US 87) via Magnolia St.  Inbound US 87 traffic had an entrance ramp at about the same location of today's entrance ramp from Fredericksburg Rd. (picture above this one and visible at top right of this picture)
(See map below)

(July 2005)

 

Magnolia St., just west of I-10
The curved line is the extension of the curve from the retaining wall along I-10 in the picture above this one.  When the freeway was extended north, it appears the missing section of the street was just filled-in and hasn't been touched since. 
(See map & photo below)

(July 2005)

 

Map showing Magnolia St. curve at end of US 87 expressway
(ca. 1950)
 

Photo showing the Magnolia St. curve
Just beyond the overpass, you can see the ramp that curved up to Fredericksburg Rd. via Magnolia St.
(Click here for more historical photos of this area.)
(ca. 1951/TxDOT)





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