Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Bridge
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)