Work on the White Settlement Road Bridge on Panther Island has entered its final phase and the TxDOT contractor is currently removing the steel and timber support structure known as “falsework.”
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Panther Island is a perfect example of smart sustainable development that promotes a high-density, mixed-use district for Fort Worth.
On Wednesday January 27, 2021 TxDOT’s contractor completed the first of four deck pours on the North Main St. Bridge on Panther Island. The deck will provide the final driving surface for the Signature V-Pier Bridge.
The bypass channel and the associated infrastructure is a unique way to provide flood protection for over 2,400 acres of neighborhoods in our community, protecting them from highest level of flooding expected in the area.
The contractor has completed all five of the deck pours on the White Settlement Bridge.Additionally, this past weekend(January 16), they began the removal of the false work, that served at a support to the deck on the bridge..The first two of forty falsework drops have been completed.
Why are the stormwater canals important for the island? The first of the internal canals on Panther Island is being built now! Pictured is the first section of the larger master-planned canal system for Panther Island currently under construction.
New Updates for 2021, including: Environmental Remediation, First Section of Stormwater Canal Nearing Completion, Encore Panther Island, TxDOT Signature V-Pier Bridges on Panther Island, Oncor & progress on the USACE Phase Two of Valley Storage in Gateway Park.
There has been a lot of exciting construction progress in 2020 with the Panther Island/ Central City Project. Take a look back at the construction progress and updates on Panther Island.
Police & Fire and Rubin Environmental/Demolition work started on November 30th and demolition of the decommissioned Police & Fire gun range started the week of December 7th with dig and haul operations to follow.
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Chemicals polluted north Fort Worth for decades. Here’s what’s being done about it
Tarrant Regional Water District engineer, Woody Frossard explains how the Panther Island flood prevention project works.
The Tarrant Regional Water District is entering the final stages of one of the largest environmental cleanup projects of its kind in Texas.
Watch KTVT’s (CBS 11) update on Encore Panther Island!
WFAA’S VERIFY Team wanted to discover where the clean water is in North Texas, leading them back to the Trinity River in Fort Worth.
Have you ever wondered how Fort Worth received its nickname, Panther City, or why there are panther references all over town?
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Boat tours in Fort Worth? This company wants to show you the Trinity River
Downtown Fort Worth glows with the summer sunset. It’s a sweeping cityscape view from the Cultural District, Trinity Park or the Fourth Street bridge.
Fort Worth Magazine: Corps of Engineers Awards $5.2 Million to Advance Trinity River Vision/Central City Project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded the contract for Oxbow Phase within Gateway Park as part of the Central City Project. Read more about it from the Fort Worth Magazine article below.
We are excited to host the architecture students from the prestigious campus of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Fort Worth’s sister city of Toluca, Mexico at our education center for a project briefing and then a tour of the project sites next Tuesday!
For years, Fort Worth residents, new and old, have heard tales of the Panther Island Project and the potential of having a San Antonio-type riverwalk in our own backyard.
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Panther Island Ice Returns for the Holidays. Fort Worth’s favorite holiday tradition is back at Coyote Drive-In. We are excited to announce that Panther Island Ice returns this holiday season from November 20, 2020 to January 18, 2021.
On Monday, Aug. 12, the Trinity River Vision Authority Board of Directors will be receiving the Final Report concerning the Central City Flood Control Programmatic Review.
The Trinity River Vision Authority Board of Directors met in its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. As part of the meeting’s Agenda, there was an update concerning the Trinity River Vision’s (aka: Central City Flood Control Project’s) pending programmatic review.
Statement from The US Army Corps of Engineers: USACE awards $5.2M contract for Trinity River Vision/Central City Project
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, awarded today a contract totaling $5.2 million for the construction of Oxbow Phase 2 in support of the Trinity River Vision/Central City Project.
Rockin’ the River is back for an exciting ninth year of popular music and tubing at Panther Island Pavilion. A Texas-sized line up including five bands and a fireworks show each Saturday from July 6 thru August 10 will continue what has become a Fort Worth summer tradition along the Trinity River.
It’s not too early to start making plans for July 4, 2019. In its 12th year, Fort Worth’s Fourth is celebrating our nation’s independence along the Trinity River.
Statement from Congresswoman Granger: USACE expresses great support for Fort Worth Flood Control Project
Today in Washington, top officials testified to their strong commitment for the Fort Worth Central City Flood Control Project. R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Civil Works, stated “I very strongly support the project.” James further added “It is a good project.”
Thanks to a partnership between the Trinity River Vision Authority, Bank of Texas and Blue Zones Project – Fort Worth thousands of FWISD elementary students will get the opportunity to experience Fort Worth’s only outdoor ice skating rink, Panther Island Ice.
Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers once again strongly affirmed its commitment to the Trinity River Vision flood control project and acknowledged that it is authorized for federal funding in this coming year’s 2019 Energy and Water Development Act.