Monday, November 18, 2019

COMMAND Center Blog: COMMAND Center Used to Measure Mass Concrete Placement Temperatures in Signature V-Pier Bridges

Three unique V-pier bridges are being constructed over the Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas. The bridges get their name from the V-shape of the support pier, which provides better bridge support with fewer piers.

 

Three unique V-pier bridges are being constructed over the Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas. The bridges get their name from the V-shape of the support pier, which provides better bridge support with fewer piers—meaning less concrete used.  Fewer piers also means that the views of the river are less obstructed.  The bridges serve as gateways to Panther Island and will usher in an urban waterfront community.  The bridges provide a pedestrian-friendly experience by offering 10-foot wide, lighted sidewalks.

 

 

The contractor on the project, Texas Sterling, has completed all eight of the V-piers on White Settlement Road Bridge, and construction of the superstructure is underway.  The Henderson Street Bridge and North Main Street Bridge are also underway.

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