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Fort Worth’s Trinity River Vision moves forward with bridge construction

by Bill Hanna - Fort Worth Star Telegram | Oct 11, 2015

FORT WORTH - To supporters of Trinity River Vision, the construction of three bridges over dry land along Henderson Street and White Settlement Road is a sign of progress for the massive flood control and economic development project.

But critics still question whether the $910 million project, designed to transform the near north side across the river from downtown, will ever get enough money to become a reality.

A.J. Parent, from Gregory Pile Drivers, prepares to unload beams that will support new overlook and deck in Gateway Park on August 17. The columns are being constructed for the first two bridges that will be supported by V-pier structures. Between now and 2018, three bridges on Henderson Street, North Main Street and White Settlement Road will be constructed over dry land. A sign on Henderson Street shows the finished look as work continues on the first two bridges that will be supported by V-pier structures. Between now and 2018, three bridges on Henderson Street, North Main Street and White Settlement Road will be constructed over dry land. A.J. Parent, from Gregory Pile Drivers, prepares to unload beams that will support new overlook and deck in Gateway Park on August 17. The columns are being constructed for the first two bridges that will be supported by V-pier structures. Between now and 2018, three bridges on Henderson Street, North Main Street and White Settlement Road will be constructed over dry land.

A.J. Parent, from Gregory Pile Drivers, prepares to unload beams that will support new overlook and deck in Gateway Park on August 17. Ben Noey Jr. Star-Telegram The $65.5 million bridge portion of the project, overseen by the Texas Department of Transportation, is scheduled to be completed by 2018.
“I feel very good about where we are,” said U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, who first turned her attention to the Trinity when she was mayor of Fort Worth more than 20 years ago. “We’re on time and on budget. The bridges are where people say, ‘Now I can see this.’”

Panther Island bridges starting to take shape



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