62 F
Fort Worth
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Government Freese and Nichols gets bigger role in Trinity River Vision bridge project

Freese and Nichols gets bigger role in Trinity River Vision bridge project

Other News

Exxon’s oil slick

Exxon Mobil is slashing its capital spending budget for 2020 by 30% due to weak demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a market...

Folk music’s Mark Twain: 7 Essential tracks from John Prine,

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine...

Tarrant County records another COVID-19 death

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) on Wednesday, April 8 reported that a resident of Euless has died as the result of the COVID-19 virus....

Tradition stymied: A year unlike any since WWII for Augusta

The Masters is so intertwined with Augusta, they added an extra day to spring break.You see, the first full week of April isn't just...

Freese and Nichols, Inc., will be expanding its role in the Trinity River Vision bridge project, with the Fort Worth City Council voting unanimously on Aug. 2 to approve paying the Fort Worth engineering consultant $405,491 to provide additional construction management services for the project.

Freese and Nichols, Inc., which designed the bridges, has already been providing construction management services for the project since 2015 but on a limited scope. According to a city staff report, the company will have a larger role “due to the complexity of the combined bridge project, the uniqueness of the bridge design (no similar bridges in the State of Texas) and unusual design elements,” such as the V-shaped piers, retaining walls and LED lighting system.

Back in March, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Val Lopez said the bridges had a “malfunction of design” that underestimated the amount of steel necessary to support the bridges’ piers. But according to Doug Rademaker, Trinity River Vision project manager at the City of Fort Worth, that report was incorrect and the project will be using less steel than originally planned.

The three bridges along North Main Street, Henderson Street and White Settlement Road will connect downtown to Panther Island, an 800-acre waterfront community. Construction on all three bridges is scheduled to finish in 2018.

In addition to expanding Freese and Nichols’ role, the city council also unanimously approved changing the name of the project’s form-based code district from “Trinity Uptown” to “Panther Island,” as well as change some design elements involving pavement materials and building height. The form-based code governs building design and land use within the development.

www.freese.com/

Latest News

Who killed Sweden’s prime minister? 1986 assassination of Olof Palme is finally solved – maybe

Andrew Nestingen, University of Washington It took 34 years,...

Fort Worth Police seeking man who robbed diners on Southside restaurant patio

Fort Worth Police are seeking a man who robbed diners at an outdoor patio on Hemphill Street on the city's Southside.

Democratic state Rep. Senfronia Thompson files to run for speaker of the Texas House

By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune Oct. 23, 2020 "Democratic state Rep. Senfronia Thompson...

Europe, U.S. watch case totals grow, debate new restrictions

CHICAGO (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus infections continued to soar Saturday in many parts of the U.S. and Europe. In some cases, so...

Authorities find 2 abducted girls after 2 boys are killed

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH The Associated PressMISSION, Kan. (AP) — Authorities found two girls who were abducted from a Kansas home where two...