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Clear Fork Emergency Access Bridge (FW-Benbrook)

Bellaire Benbrook Bridge Trinity River Opposition Clear Fork

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Poll: Clear Fork Emergency Access Bridge Poll (12 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you in favor of this project?

  1. YES (6 votes [50.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  2. NO (2 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  3. NEUTRAL (4 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

Do you wish this bridge design would accommodate bicycle and pedestrian access?

  1. YES (10 votes [83.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 83.33%

  2. NO (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. NO OPINION (2 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

How often to you drive or bike past this bridge location?

  1. Everyday (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Weekly (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Semimonthly (4 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  4. Monthly (3 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  5. Annually (3 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  6. Never (2 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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#51 Doohickie

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Posted 08 July 2022 - 01:23 PM

On the one hand, I hate that I'm barred from walking or biking over this delightful footbridge. On the other hand, from a pedestrian and cyclist perspective it sorta is a bridge to no-where. I'm conflicted!  :P

It was intended to have a bicycle/pedestrian lane but the neighborhood on Bellaire didn't want the bridge at all and removing that feature helped quiet the opposition.  There were/are plans to connect Bellaire to the Bomber Spur rails-to-trails project using a trail north of the I-20 access road.  You can see it on Page 73 of CONFLUENCE: The Trinity River Strategic Master Plan (pdf) (link found here).  I wonder if the design of the existing bridge would allow addition of an "outrigger" on one side to support a bicycle/pedestrian bridge in the future?  Alternately, a parallel bridge could be constructed (similar to the Mistletoe connection next to the Forest Park RR bridge).


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