Signature Bridges Open for Fort Worth’s Panther Island

A ribbon-cutting ceremony October 16 celebrated the opening of the City of Fort Worth’s Henderson Street Bridge and the completion of the set of three signature bridges for the Trinity River Vision Panther Island project.

Freese and Nichols, in collaboration with renowned bridge architect Miguel Rosales, designed the three bridges that will serve as landmarks for the new Panther Island riverfront. They have an innovative design with a thin concrete superstructure supported by dramatic V-piers spaced 200 feet apart, which are lit at night with elegant LED lighting.

The first two Panther Island bridges, White Settlement Road and Main Street, opened earlier in 2021. A new bypass channel will be constructed underneath the bridges to reroute the Trinity River for increased flood protection. ​​​​​​​