Monday, April 20, 2015
An Actual Signature Bridge Built A Short Distance From Fort Worth
The water under the bridge probably was a good clue that this was not one of Fort Worth's Boondoggle's "dry" bridges.
What you are looking at is a Panoramio photo by Salaticco of an actual signature bridge built this century in a town near Fort Worth called Dallas.
That would make this the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. This bridge, built over a body of water known as the Trinity River, began to be built in the spring of 2007. The bridge was completed and open for traffic in March of 2012.
One year longer than four after construction began.
Fort Worth's infamous Boondoggle is scheduled to take four years to build three non-signature, simple, small bridges over dry land.
Both town's bridges are part of their "river visions". Both town's "river visions" have funding woes. The Dallas "river vision", just like Fort Worth's, sees three bridges, but Dallas has fallen short of the funds needed to build the other two signature bridges.
While Fort Worth, with worse funding problems, dropped the idea of building actual interesting, signature bridges, and opted instead to build three very ordinary bridges, in slow motion.
I suspect Dallas will see a completion of its "river vision" long before Fort Worth nears such a milestone.
No unqualified local congresswoman's son was hired to oversee the Dallas "river vision"......