On October 25, a group of aspiring Civil Engineers from The University of Texas at Arlington and Tarleton State University had the opportunity to visit the signature v-pier bridges involved in the Panther Island Project. A few students were members of The American Society of Civil Engineers from their respective universities.
The group had the opportunity to hear from project partners and consultants. They saw firsthand the progress being made on all three bridges. TxDot, City of Fort Worth and other project partners were able to show the construction elements that go into a bridge design that has never been constructed before. These students gained invaluable experience by getting up close and personal with the signature v-pier bridges while listening to project managers explain the process.
The ASCE Fort Worth Branch and TexITE Greater Fort Worth Section were the sponsoring organizations. The speakers/tour guides on the tour are listed below:
Alex Garcia, P.E., Freese & Nichols
Mildred Palangan, P.E., TxDOT Fort Worth District
Brad Watson, P.E., Freese & Nichols
Scott Cooner, P.E., Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Doug Rademaker, P.E., City of Fort Worth