FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A new bridge over the Trinity River in Fort Worth is set to open.
The West Seventh Street bridge is set to open to traffic Wednesday evening after a brief parade of dignitaries. The old bridge, which spanned the river for 100 years, was demolished in June.
The new $25 million bridge, which has 12 signature arches, links downtown with west Fort Worth. It is structurally complete a month ahead of schedule.
The bridge is scheduled to close again Nov. 15-16 for a party celebrating 100 years of a major river crossing at this spot.
An estimated 12,000 vehicles a day use the bridge, and merchants and residents along the fledgling West Seventh corridor have been looking forward to the bridge's completion.