Back in their day, when Bonnie and Clyde needed to get out of Dallas fast, they would take old Singleton Avenue from West Dallas into the nearby countryside.
The construction of Loop 12 made one of older sections of Singleton obsolete. It sat lost in the woods for many year until the city of Irving decided to make it part of the Campion Trail. Much to their credit, the trails designers decided to leave three old bridges that were once part of the old road. One bridge, an old metal bridge replaced later by a concrete bridge, was memorialized in a poem by Bonnie Parker.
Is known the great divide
Where the women are kin, and the men are men
and they won't stool on Bonnie and Clyde"
|This plaque marks the site of the old Iron Bridge that Bonnie and Clyde used to drive over|
|One of three old bridges on the Campion Trail|
To find the section of the trail that connects to old Singleton Ave: Directions and Map
Take the Shady Grove Exit off Loop 12 in Irving. Go east and park in the Irving Golf Course Parking Lot. The trail can be seen between the parking lot and the softball fields. Take the trip south about half a mile to find the three old bridges.
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|A portion of the Campion trail that connects Irving to Grand Prarie|