Tilley Bridge Receives Waterfront Award

John Dewar

The ​Waterfront Center has honored the Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Pedestrian Bridge with an Excellence on the Waterfront award in the park/walkway/recreational category. The Center, a national organization which provides educational services to help communities enhance urban waterfronts, lauded the bridge for its visual appeal and noted that it is the first arch-supported stress ribbon bridge in the United States.

The award entry was submitted by Miguel Rosales, Rosales + Partners, who was the bridge architect, and Fort Worth’s Streams and Valleys, which helped fund the project. Phyllis Tilley was one of the founders of Streams and Valleys. John Dewar was project manager and Mark McCoy was assistant project manager. The Tilley Bridge was dedicated Aug. 25, 2012.

Still Collaborating

Some of the more recent bridge collaborations with Rosales + Partners include the Moody Bridge​ on the University of Texas campus, the first inverted, modified Fink truss bridge in the United States, and the Panther Island Bridges, which are under construction in Fort Worth.