Texas Department of Transportation

V-Pier Bridges


Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Bridge Project – The first stage of vertical construction associated with this project includes building three signature v-pier bridges. Before the USACE can begin the rerouting of the river, these bridges are being built in a dry condition to maintain access in the area throughout the duration of the project. The bridges will reroute traffic flow over two former railroad crossings, decreasing delays. This project is being constructed by TxDOT with the City of Fort Worth as the local sponsor. 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.

Note: Existing bridges on North Main St. (Historic Paddock Viaduct) and Henderson St. are NOT affected by this construction.

Henderson St. & White Settlement Bridge Construction

North Main Street Bridge Construction

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
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.

North Main St Bridge Detour

Beginning in Summer of 2017, traffic will be rerouted from North Main St. to North Commerce St. between NE 7th St. and NE 11th St. The detour will be in place directly next to the existing roadway to minimize traffic interruption. The detour will have one lane north and south bound. Access to local businesses on North Main St. will be maintained. The detour will be utilized through the duration of the North Main St. bridge construction.

Minimized Delay for Drivers

A segment of each roadway under the new bridge footprint will be closed during construction. Beginning late summer of 2014, traffic will be re-routed either on newly constructed detour roads or by utilizing existing streets. On Henderson Street and North Main Street a reroute will be in place directly next to the existing roadway to ensure little to no traffic interruption.

TxDOT Bridge Construction Schedule

estimated completion 2021
estimated completion 2020
estimated completion 2021