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V-pier forms taking shape on three Panther Island bridges

Posted Feb. 11, 2016

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If you’ve driven through Panther Island recently, chances are you noticed the first round of V-pier forms taking shape.

The forms are being used to create the V-piers that will give the Panther Island bridges their signature shape. Concrete will soon be placed on the first set of V-shaped piers and the formwork will come down to expose the concrete shapes.

The next round of forms is underway now in the White Settlement Road corridor.

The Panther Island Bridges were designed by renowned architect Miguel Rosales and local engineering firm Freese and Nichols Inc. All three bridges — Henderson Street, White Settlement Road and North Main Street — were bid together and will be completed within the same time frame. They are estimated to be complete by 2018.

The project is being led by the Texas Department of Transportation and the City of Fort Worth in cooperation with the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

Making way for the bypass channel

In addition to the bridges beginning to take shape, numerous projects have been completed on Panther Island over the past few months to make way for the future Trinity River Promenade and Bypass Channel.

Effective Environmental completed work on the environmental remediation of five sites off Throckmorton Street that will become part of the northern section of the bypass channel.

In addition, Garrett Demolition recently completed a demolition and asbestos abatement project in the Main Street corridor. Hulcher Services Inc. was awarded a contract to clean and dismantle remaining above-ground storage tanks and piping. Both of these projects also help make way for the northern portion of the future bypass channel.

Environmental remediation

G.L. Morris Enterprises, also known as Sunbelt Industries, is performing a large portion of the subsurface environmental remediation in the northern portion of the future bypass channel in the Main Street corridor.

The project will be completed this winter and will make way for the future Trinity River Promenade and Bypass Channel.

Visit the Trinity River Vision project website to learn more, or call 817-698-0700.

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