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series: Arc Of Innovation
air date: 8/13/17 11:30 PM
Arc of Innovation documents the making of the West 7th Street Bridge in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, which is a breakthrough from an artistic standpoint and for technology. The program takes a look at the creation of the bridge to its completion. The unique concrete arch bridge design required an equally unique construction plan. Conquering design and construction challenges, engineers built this first-of-its-kind bridge to meet the community's needs for aesthetics, budget and speed. The transition between the demolition of the old and the opening of the new bridge, built in the same spot, had to take place in an unusually short period of time to minimize impact to traffic. One solution was to build what was believed to be the world's largest concrete arches constructed offsite and transported to the bridge location.
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