Your input is needed on the two way agreement to keep the Clear Fork Bridge from becoming public access. Please contact the City of Benbrook to provide your thoughts and ideas on the two way agreement.


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How did this Happen?

On January 12th, 2017 the Benbrook Texas Zoning and Planning Commission unanimously approved a resolution to build a bridge large enough for public access to cross the Clear Fork Trinity River. The Clear Fork Public Access Bridge is slated to begin construction in 2019-2020. The bridge will be designated for "emergency" use until the city council opens it for public use. The Benbrook City Council quietly approved $530,000 of tax payer money in March of 2017 for the Clear Fork Bridge Project. The Benbrook City Council has plans to spend at least $1.5 million dollars plus federal funds to build a bridge large enough for public access to cross the Clear Fork Trinity River and tie into Bellaire Drive S.  

This is a paragraph out of the January 12th 2017 Benbrook Zoning Commission meeting. 

Mr. Ramsey asked why the Clear Fork Bridge will be for emergency personnel only and not open to the public. Mr. Bennett said that a full public access bridge has been considered for a number of years, but because of public opposition against building a full public access bridge, a decision was made to limit access to only emergency personnel at this time. However, staff is hopeful that the neighborhood opposition will subside once the bridge is completed. Mr. Bennett said the city is planning to build the bridge wide enough to accommodate full public access should the city desire to open the bridge to the public at some point in future.

Does the Benbrook City Council need to build the Clear Fork Public Access Bridge to generate commercial interest in the developments off the I-20/820 access road?

Please contact all of our Benbrook City Council members to voice your concerns or ideas about the Clear Fork Bridge Project. 


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