Photo © Rosales + Partners
Photo © Rosales + Partners
Photo © Rosales + Partners

Phyllis Tilley Memorial Bridge

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Location
Fort Worth, USA
Year
2012

The Phyllis Tilley Memorial Pedestrian Bridge crosses over the Trinity River connecting Trinity Park to a new trail leading to downtown Fort Worth. The bridge's graceful profile enhances the serene landscape. A steel arch supports the steel stress ribbon and precast concrete planks over the river, complementing the adjacent historic Lancaster vehicular bridge. At night, the bridge is illuminated by 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. This steel stressed ribbon / arch combination bridge is the first of its kind in North America.

Technical data
Type of Structure: stress ribbon / arch combination bridge
Total length: approx. 112 m (368 ft)
Stress ribbon spans: 40 - 17 - 30 m (132 - 57 - 100 ft)
Stress ribbon: 2 x 508 mm x 44 mm (1'-8'' x 1 3/4'') S460
Width: 3.88 m (12' - 9'')
Concrete slab: 24 cm

Parties involved
Owner Texas Department of Transportation Fort Worth
Scope of our work: concept development, detail design of steel structure, fabrication and construction
support
Architect: Rosales + Partners AIA
Cooperation: Freese & Nichols

Awards
2013 Engineering Excellence Awards
(ACEC National Recognition Award,
ACEC Texas Eminent Conceptor,
ACEC Texas Structural Systems Gold)

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