• Phyllis Tilley Memorial Bridge
    © Chad Davis

Phyllis Tilley Memorial Bridge

Fort Worth, Texas, USA, 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 stress ribbon 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.

  • Location

    Fort Worth, Texas, USA

  • Architect

    Rosales + Partners AIA

  • Cooperation

    Freese & Nichols

  • Awards

    2013 Engineering Excellence Award by ACEC American Council of Engineering: National Recognition Awards - Texas / Eminent Conceptor / Structural Systems, Gold Medal; NSBA 2014 Steel Bridge Competition: Bridge Award for outstanding design in structural stee

  • Client

    Texas Department of Transportation Fort Worth

  • Our Scope of Work

    concept development, detail design of steel structure, fabrication and construction support

  • Total length approx. 112 m (368 ft)
  • Stress ribbon spans 40 - 17 - 30 m (132 - 57 - 100 ft)
  • Bridge width 3.88 m (12' - 9'')
  • Arch span 50 m (163 ft)
  • Dimension of stress ribbon 2 x 508 mm x 44 mm (1'-8'' x 1 3/4''), S460
  • Height of concrete slab 24 cm
  • Phyllis Tilley Memorial Bridge © Rosales + Partners
  • Phyllis Tilley Memorial Bridge © Chad Davis

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