Sylvan Ave. Bridge
The Sylvan Avenue Bridge is elevated completely across the floodway to offset future flooding of the roadway. One lane of the existing roadway at grade will remain to provide pedestrian and maintenance access across the Trinity River and between the East and West Levees.
Formerly, the Sylvan Avenue Bridge consisted of three separate bridges. Two of them crossing the east and west levees, and one low water crossing bridge over the Trinity River. The majority of the roadway was at grade in the floodway, and thus, became impassible during river flood events when the Trinity River flowed out of its banks. The new Sylvan Avenue Bridge between the levees is built above the 800 year elevation level.
The bridge lanes are open, pedestrian features and the two-way ramp is substantially finished leading into Trammell Crow Park. The park and boat launch remain closed until all construction activities are complete in 2016.
Sylvan Avenue Bridge features an elevated, six lane bridge with two six foot sidewalks on either shoulder. The ramp from the roadway down to the floodway allows both vehicular and pedestrian access to Trammell Crow Park and its soccer fields, the boat launch, pond, and the Trinity Skyline Trail.