The Horseshoe Project

Twin Arch Bridge over Trinity River in Dallas, Texas

Artist’s rendering of completed Margaret McDermott Bridge
Artist’s rendering of completed bridge

Tampa Steel Erecting Company was recently awarded a multi-year contract to build twin arch bridges over the Trinity River, in Dallas Texas, and has completed a quarter of the project thus far. Headed by President Robert Clark, Jr. (LTA 1997) and his brother John, with project oversight by Jeff Ames, VP-Operations (LTA 2011), Tampa Steel was selected due to its long history of successfully completing challenging and complex projects. The bridges will be 300 feet tall and 1125 feet long, suspended by steel cables from octagonal-shaped arches. Designed and engineered by world-renowned Santiago Calatrava Valls, a Spanish architect, sculptor and structural engineer, and Huitt-Zollars Inc., the bridges will be a signature landmark for the Dallas City skyline.

Dallas Arch Bridge
Full scale model of a section of the bridge arch,
shown with engineers from American Bridge, Huitt-Zollers, Santiago Calatrava, and Tampa Steel Representatives from right – Doug Haven, Project Manager; Jeff Ames, VP Operations; John Clark, VP; Bob Clark, President


Horseshoe Project Fabrication
Horseshoe Project Fabrication