Sylvan Avenue across the Trinity River Closed until early 2015
Sylvan Ave. Bridge
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 but construction continues to complete installation of the railings, lighting and other decorative accents. The two-way is substantially finished into Trammell Crow Park. The park and boat launch remain closed until all construction activities are complete in early 2015.
Once complete, 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, will allow both vehicular and pedestrian access to Trammell Crow Park and its soccer fields and pond.