Time-Lapse Tuesday: Installation of Cheney Hills Pedestrian Bridge
Category: Landscape Architecture
Written By: Victor Baxter, RLA
Date: June 15, 2021
The Birdville ISD Cheney Hills Pedestrian Bridge provides a literal as well as a symbolic connection between two neighborhoods that are being combined in the new elementary school which replaces two existing outdated school buildings.
The new school's site is on the opposite side of Big Fossil Creek and opposite of the older schools. As a result, there was no pedestrian route to the new school, and 60% of students in the area live on the opposite side of Big Fossil Creek. The bridge was decided as a more cost-efficient option for students attending the new school rather than an additional bus route.
The bridge was installed in 3 pieces and is 460 ft long. It will be covered with a roof, lighted at night, and enclosed with wire mesh grid panels to protect the students.