Only the second bridge of its type in Texas, this unique four-lane split bridge spans 550 feet over the Trinity River in southwest Fort Worth. Addressing the concerns of a wide range of stakeholders, including the Corps of Engineers, river advocacy groups, public artists, property owners and pedestrian groups, this bridge features a separate suspended pedestrian bridge below to give pedestrians an important access point across the river. The vehicular bridge is a unique system of precast concrete beam segments spliced together using post-tensioned steel strands, forming a stream-lined continuous structure at much less cost than typical steel bridges. The final design is one that satisfies both the technical floodway requirements of the Corps and the pedestrian traffic needs of the public in an aesthetically pleasing and cost-effective solution.
Clearfork Main Street Bridge
City of Fort Worth
Transportation, Environmental Science, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Public Involvement, Stormwater, Structural, Urban Planning