The Trinity River Corridor Project will reintroduce a natural, vibrant recreational area promoting city infrastructure and further unify riverfront districts. The creation of lakes, shores and forest trails will reinvigorate the riverfront area as a whole and encourage district enhancement. These enhancements, coupled with the introduction of the iconic Margaret McDermott Bridges which provide efficient transit crossings for both pedestrians and cyclists, are essential to the strength of the project. Access was a major design consideration in the development of these bridges. Our design ethos integrates all groups, be they walking enthusiasts, elderly persons, wheelchair bound persons, parents with strollers or cyclists, by providing them all with the same access points and routes. Safe movement across the bridges coexists for both pedestrians and cyclists by utilizing curbs to delineate specific purpose pathways, as well as lighting to visually support the separation without compromising the ethos.
Resting areas are provided along the periphery of the bridge allowing one to step out of the main foot traffic and enjoy the many vistas the newly formed park has to offer, as sail boats pass below. This approach ensures the freedom of movement for all users, provides fully flexible access and encourages a diverse mix of people and interaction. The signature spans for the Margaret McDermott pedestrian and cycle bridges flanking the IH-30, create a physical connection over the flood plain, linking river banks as well as neighboring communities. The trail system merges seamlessly with all four access points to the bridges, ensuring free flowing unobstructed movement. This project provides two bridges of equal architectural merit to the symbolic Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, that are contextually relevant in scale, position and function, but maintains their special relationship. These newer structures act as an elegant compliment to the main city gateway bridge.
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