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Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Bridge

  • Location: Forth Worth, TX
  • Type: Steel Arch/ Stressed Ribbon
  • Services: Conceptual, Preliminary and Final Design, Lighting Design, Community Participation and Physical Models
  • Cost: $3 Million
  • Completion: 2012
  • Client: City of Fort Worth, Texas and Streams and Valleys, Inc.
  • Project Notes

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    The Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Bridge crosses over the Trinity River connecting Trinity Park to a new trail that terminates in downtown Fort Worth. The bridge has a graceful profile that enhances the serene and beautiful landscape. A steel arch with a span of 163' (49.5m) supports steel stress ribbon segments and precast concrete planks over the river complementing the adjacent historic Lancaster vehicular bridge.

    This 368' (112m) long steel stressed ribbon/arch combination bridge is the first of its kind in North America. Pedestrians and bicyclists crossing the bridge will experience a smooth, undulating ADA compliant bridge surface. At night, the bridge is illuminated with a combination of white and blue LED lighting for increased safety and aesthetic appeal. This elegant and cost effective bridge will become a visual asset along the Trinity River and a new symbol of the City of Fort Worth.

    Firms involved in the completion of this project include:

    Architect: Rosales + Partners
    Engineers: Freese and Nichols Inc. (Prime Engineer)
    Schlaich, Bergermann & Partner (Structural Engineer)

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