The Hemphill-Lamar Connector is a multi-award winning project, that has received accolades from ENR Texas & Louisiana and ACEC Texas. It is a four-lane street and pedestrian tunnel that provides a new connection between vibrant downtown Fort Worth and the Near Southside under existing IH-30 and UPRR tracks.
Aguirre & Fields designed the 95-foot-wide, 113-foot-long, 40-degree skew, two-span steel structure supporting five Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) rail lines, built in four phases in congested downtown Fort Worth. Our team also designed the retaining walls under the proposed UPRR Bridge, all in accordance with AREMA specifications. This included cantilever drilled shaft walls, concrete block green walls, CIP cantilever walls, and rock nail walls. Temporary shoring plans were prepared to accommodate the four phases of construction necessary to maintain continuous operation of the UPRR via alternate shoofly tracks over the course of bridge construction.