Houston-based Webber building bridge to Texas Stadium site in Dallas
By Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, Published 9:04 am, Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Webber, a Houston-based construction company, has been selected to construct a signature bridge over Texas Highway 114 that would link the DART rail line with the former Texas Stadium site in Irving.
The site, near the DART Orange Line, has been identified as one of the largest redevelopment opportunities in the North Texas region. The stadium, which was demolished in 2010, served as the home to the Dallas Cowboys until the team relocated to new digs in Arlington in 2009.
The bridge will replace Texas Plaza Drive Bridge, which was torn down in 2010 to make way for the expansion of Texas 114 and Loop 12 by the Texas Department of Transportation.
The project, bid at $39 million, is made up of a 235-foot main bridge, an east bound frontage road spanning 156 feet, and a west bound frontage road spanning 180 feet, according to Webber. The top of the bridge is designed to have two pedestrian areas covered by canopies with seating areas and vegetation. The bridge will have on and off ramps to Texas 114.
Webber, a division of Madrid-based Ferrovial, expects to start construction the first week of September with completion targeted by late Spring 2019.