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#51 Austin55

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

^Wow, That was pretty cool. I didn't realize what a special thing FW was getting with this. The next phase of moving those things into place is going to be really, really interesting, to me, at least.



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:48 AM

I like that it's an in-house design.  And unlike another interesting bridge in the metroplex, this one goes somewhere...



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

I think this bridge design is nicer than the copy-cat bridge Dallas got: http://www.pegasusne...looks-knockoff/



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

I've scanned thru this thread and didn't see anything regarding how the bridge will be lit. Does anyone know any details on the lighting? Will it be lit up similar to the Seattle Seahawks dome? How would that look in Fort Worth? http://i.imgur.com/wwWm0Vm.jpg


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:07 PM

I've scanned thru this thread and didn't see anything regarding how the bridge will be lit. Does anyone know any details on the lighting? Will it be lit up similar to the Seattle Seahawks dome? How would that look in Fort Worth? http://i.imgur.com/wwWm0Vm.jpg

 

Answer:

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

Thanks Jeriat! 


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

Setting it up:
 
 
 
 

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

From the Fort Worth Business Press:

 

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

This bridge is nearing a critical phase of construction. Perhaps some new photos are in order as the arches are prepared for positioning? Unfortunately it looks like the Cash America building completely blocks the view of the final bridge location from The Tower which will limit some photo opportunities.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:09 PM

I'll be stopping by soon. Definitely plan on getting some videos and stuff of the arches being moved, but I imagine others will to, surely that will be a news making event.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:09 PM

Very little work has happened above ground. It's going to be several more months before the arches are moved into place.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

I went by the arch site today to get some photos. All 12 arches are now complete and standing upright. As seen in this photo, the three arches in the southwesternmost corner of the site (left side of photo) have already been reinforced for hoisting.

 

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Meanwhile, on the existing 7th street bridge, work has begun to prepare for arch installation. The permanent green guardrails have been removed at the easternmost column locations and replaced with temporary fencing.

 

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Down at ground level, the beginning of the footing installation is underway. Once those footings are complete and columns begin to rise, I think we can expect arches to begin to move into place- I'd guess less than a month at current pace. The current 7th street bridge will go to one lane both directions when this happens, but the bridge won't totally close until all 12 arches are in place. The folks who impressively planned this out construction like clockwork surely aren't from the group responsible for the Hulen bridge fiasco!



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

All the more impressive, considering the 7th St. design is an inside job (done by the gov't, not an outside design firm).


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:44 PM

Perhaps as a more tangible memorial to the late Mr. Cliburn, the city should consider renaming the newly reconstructed Seventh Street Bridge as the Van Cliburn Bridge.  What do you think?

 

Keep Fort Worth folksy



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:30 PM

Perhaps as a more tangible memorial to the late Mr. Cliburn, the city should consider renaming the newly reconstructed Seventh Street Bridge as the Van Cliburn Bridge.  What do you think?

 

Keep Fort Worth folksy

 

That's very much possible... 

But we already have a couple things named after him in this city. 


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:10 AM

I was wondering today aswell, what things will be named or perhaps created in his honor.



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:57 AM

Arch Adams Street from the Will Roger's tower was renanmed Van Cliburn Way as it connects the museums to Camp Bowie



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:26 PM

I think it would be awesome to name the new bridge the Van Cliburn Bridge, since it is the gateway to the cultural district.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:11 PM

Shot this on Saturday.

 

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

We are creating 2 panoramas for the March 2013 World Wide Panorama Event "Scale". Our subject for this event is the 7th Street Bridge.

 

These panorama image sets were taken yesterday Sunday 24 March 2013.

 

SUNDT is the construction contractor. Their schedule indicates April 2013 the sidewalks and outside lanes will be closed. Then in May after Mayfest they will close the bridge to traffic.

 

The bridge panorama (4 RAW images) was taken with our Canon 5d and Sigma 8mm 180° fisheye lens (at 0, 90, 180, 270°). We used PTgui to stitch the 4 images together.

 

The storage yard was completed in the same fashion.. but we cropped out a center cut showing just 12 arches.

 

Will let y'all know when the World Wide Panorama event goes public.  Should be around 5 April 2013.

 

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:39 PM

The World Wide Panorama Organization opened the event as planned 5 April 2013.  I am just a little late in getting back to this comment page.

 

At the top of the page find small Indices linking to Alphabetical, Regional, Thumbnails and Map (world).

 

Regionally, is a list of Panorama photographers that participated in this event :  China, Japan, Phillippines, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand,  Czech Republic, Europe, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, UK - England, UK-Ireland, Chile, Venezuela,  US and Canada. 

 

 

You may see the WWP home page here  http://www.worldwide.../wwp/index.html

Click on Scale banner to see ALL the panoramas contributed to this event.

 

Or  see the bridge as I took it on  March 24.

 

http://www.worldwide...right-8042.html

 

Or see the Pat's Storage Yard also taken on March 24

 

http://www.worldwide...right-8043.html

 

Click the graphic button below the panorama "Open Full Screen" to see a version really big >> FULL SCREEN  <<

 

Enjoy !!!

 

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:00 PM

According to the S-T website, one archway was moved 500 feet to a staging position this afternoon and will be hoisted into place on Friday.  Another will be hoisted into place late Friday or Saturday. 



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:10 PM

Visited with TxDOT on site. Will begin at 10:00AM to cross the bridge into place at the far eastern side of the bridge. Had to assemble a second crane today to hoist the arch.



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:01 PM

Thanks for the info PPoole. 


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:09 PM

Some photos at about 1pm, Friday, 5/10

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:54 PM

Great job Phil!  Is looking great.  I was there until 10:45 but had to run to work.  Wonder what time they were lifting the arch down on its base?


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:29 PM

Very impressive.  I'm hoping I can get down there this weekend.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:24 PM

Those arches look massive compared to the existing structure.  Is that over-done for architectural purposes?  And, how much more will that design cost than something with less bling?



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:14 AM

Arch climbing the old bridge

 

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:39 AM

I have some pics that I wanted to share with you guys, but honestly don't know how to post images on here.  Need help.  This is my first posting.  I've tried "My Media", the image icon (framed tree), copy and pasting....to no avail.  Anyway, any help would be appreciated for this and future postings.

 

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:00 PM

Zaner, you can't actually post photos on this site.  You must host the photos somewhere else and use the "Image" button to direct where to find the photo.  For example, I keep my photos in a folder on my business web site since I have plenty of server space not being used.



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:28 PM

Thanks Phil.  Will get that set up.



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:34 PM

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:36 PM

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:38 PM

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:41 PM

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:32 AM

Great shots Brian. I'm sure you've heard this before but it really can't be said enough. Thank you for your contributions to this forum. And that goes to everyone that helps keep us out-of-towners updated on what's happening with our city.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:41 PM

^ Thanks richcal!

 

Here are 3 from today.  All the sudden the new bridge seems to be progressing really quickly.  Of course it would seem that way after building these arches off-site.

 

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:37 PM

Awesome pics, Brian and Zaner!

 

This bridge is looking so cool as it comes together...



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:02 PM

Tuesday, May 28

 

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:29 AM

Will the bridge be lit at night? Perhaps on the inside of the arches?



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:13 AM

Better view of the bridge from the north. It's difficult to see it, day or night, from the south because it's blocked by all the trees.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:34 AM

From the latest pictorial posting, I had a completely different understanding of the traffic flow during the construction phase.  The bridge, though narrowed, remains open to traffic.



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:48 AM

It will only remain open to traffic until the arches are in place.  It should only be closed for about 5 months.



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:49 PM

The arches will indeed be lit at night. It is going to be quite a photogenic bridge. Even better than MHH in my opinion, because it's a human scaled bridge versus a monstrosity. There will be pedestrian and bike lanes outside of the arches which will make it wonderful for both of those activities without worrying about getting run over by a car.



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:55 PM

I think the bike lanes should be ON the arches. That would be fun. And hard work.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 08:38 AM

The old bridge will be shut down until the new bridge is complete starting Thursday, June 6, at 8:00 PM.  The contractor then has 150 days to complete the bridge enough to open traffic back up.  According to my calculations, the bridge should reopen on Sunday, November 4th.  All of the articles are stating before Thanksgiving.  Please plan your alternate routes.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 08:53 AM

How will the bridge deck attach to the arches?  I can't see any obvious enabling elements.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:32 AM

The old bridge will be shut down until the new bridge is complete starting Thursday, June 6, at 8:00 PM.  The contractor then has 150 days to complete the bridge enough to open traffic back up.  According to my calculations, the bridge should reopen on Sunday, November 4th.  All of the articles are stating before Thanksgiving.  Please plan your alternate routes.


Furthermore, the contractor has financial incentives to complete the job early, and financial penalties for completing it late. I think there is a 30 day "neutral zone" in there too. So don't be surprised if this is done early. All again in stark contrast to the never-ending Hulen bridge debacle.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:33 AM

How will the bridge deck attach to the arches?  I can't see any obvious enabling elements.

 

This is a great question and one that I have no idea on either. And remember it's not just the deck between the arches but also the pedestrian and bike lanes that cantilever beyond the arches! Mucho impressed with this project.







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