The West 7th Street Bridge in Fort Worth, Texas was closed on June 7th so that Sundt Construction could start demolishing the existing bridge. Sundt set all of the arches for the world’s first pre-cast network arch bridge according to TxDOT.
The W. 7th Street bridge is a gateway between downtown Fort Worth and its cultural district. TxDOT designed the bridge with six arch spans across the Trinity River to improve safety, pedestrian access and add to the architectural redevelopment under way in this corridor. The project will widen and reconstruct the four-lane bridge with 10-foot sidewalks. It is the world’s first pre-cast network arch bridge.
ENR had an article in early June about the unique bridge (requires subscription to ENR):
DBA provided Sundt with some construction support related to the heavy lift cranes for the arch picks. I previously wrote about it here.
In late May, Cade Redig of Sundt sent me a few photos of the progress. Take a look and enjoy!
View from existing bridge deck with arches on either side
Crane with arch