Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Trinity River Vision Boondoggle Bridge's 2020 Possible Project Schedule

Well, I guess it is high time for the first Trinity River Central City Uptown Panther Island District Vision absurdity of the new year.

Eagle-eyed Fort Worth Steve A made an interesting comment to a blog post from way back in 2015 with an interesting revelation...

Steve A has left a new comment on your post "According To The Texas Society Of Architects The Boondoggle's Bridges Over Nothing Were Completed Five Years Ago":

According to the Trinity River Vision website the bridge completion is NOW scheduled for 2020, though that "Estimated Project Schedule" is way down at the bottom of that page.

Sure enough, just as Steve A indicated, scrolling down to the bottom of the page you see this...

Yes, those three simple bridges, the construction of which began with a TNT bang back in 2014, are currently supposedly going to be finished being constructed in 2020. Three simple little bridges being over dry land to connect the Fort Worth mainland to an imaginary island as part of a supposedly vitally needed economic development and flood control project.

A vitally needed project being built in ultra slow motion, relying on federal welfare to slowly dole out the funds to pay for this supposedly vitally needed project.

At the top what you are looking at is a screen cap of what you see when go to the Trinity River Vision webpage Steve A pointed us to. How surprising, embarrassingly propagandistic verbiage of the same misinformation type one reads in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about America's Biggest Boondoggle...


The Trinity River Vision is no longer a vision, it is a reality. For several years, work along the Trinity River has been on-going preparing for this project milestone. The signature bridges are a collaborative effort between the Trinity River Vision Authority, TxDOT, City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County and the US Army Corps of Engineers. The three signature bridges positioned along the realigned Trinity River will begin construction in late summer 2014. The estimated construction cost for all bridges is $66 million.  Serving as the gateways to Panther Island, the bridges create the foundation for a unique, urban waterfront community. The project partners will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience of this major construction project and will utilize multiple methods to keep residents and business owners informed.

Why does this insipidly idiotic ironic "SIGNATURE" bridge verbiage continue to be used to describe these three simple little bridges?

And then we have the following on this propaganda infused webpage...

Innovative Design

A team of engineers architects and planners have collaborated with partners from around the community to develop an innovative bridge design that also stays within budget. This project will enhance the area with three unique V-Pier bridges, 10 foot pedestrian-lit sidewalks, bicycle facilities, reduced vehicular traffic delays, enhanced landscaping and enhanced opportunities for future transportation.

Does anyone know who the members of this team of engineers, architects and planners and their partners from around the community are? It might be useful to identify the culprits responsible  for the bridge part of America's Biggest Boondoggle, so that they might be banned from ever doing similar damage to any other project Fort Worth might try to undertake.

Does anyone know what enhanced landscaping is? Does that mean any landscaping which is not the Fort Worth norm of weeds and litter? And what are enhanced opportunities for future transportation? What does that mean? An opportunity for Molly the Trolley to cross the bridges from the Fort Worth mainland to that imaginary island?

And then there is this....

Modern Roundabout

The project includes the use of Modern Roundabout intersections on Henderson St. and White Settlement Road.
> Handles 20% more traffic than a traditional intersection
> Offers ½ the average delay time/vehicle
> Provides safer roads by cutting traffic speed by 1/3
> Increases intersection capacity from 3,900 to 4,500 cars/hour
> Creates a positive environment for vertical development

Oh my, a Modern Roundabout, as opposed to an Old-Fashioned Roundabout. A Modern Roundabout which somehow creates a positive environment for vertical development, as opposed to an Old-Fashioned Roundabout which only creates a positive environment for horizontal development.

The Boondoggle's Modern Roundabout is actually already in operation. I do not know how much traffic the Modern Roundabout is actually  handling, due to its location in the construction mess created by America's Biggest Boondoggle's slow motion lack of progress.

However, a couple years ago there was a big ceremony to celebrate the installation in the center of this Modern Roundabout of a million dollar work of art which pays homage to aluminum garbage cans.

If you go to the Trinity River Vision website you can watch live video of "Panther Island Bridge Progress in Motion" to see for yourself, you living in sane locations in America, what some of your tax dollars sent to Fort Worth are paying for....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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