Virtual Public Meeting to Discuss Bomber Spur Trail Vision – Welcome to the City of Fort Worth
Posted on September 05, 2022
In 1941, Air Force Plant No. 4 was built on the west side of Fort Worth. The plant manufactured B-24 Liberators and is now the site of Lockheed Martin’s factory. The government contracted the Texas & Pacific Railroad to build the Bomber Spur from its mainline about five miles south of the factory. During World War II, materials were shipped to the bomber factory via the Bomber Spur.
Today, the abandoned railway line is a prime candidate for a rail-to-trail conversion. It has been identified as part of the Regional Veloweb, a network of 1,728 miles of existing and planned off-street trails for shared use for cyclists, pedestrians, and other forms of non-motorized active transportation in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Representatives from several municipalities and partners have formed a coalition to advocate for the conversion of Bomber Spur into a dedicated off-road bicycle and pedestrian path. The project will improve the region’s alternative transportation, health, safety and environmental initiatives, and increase the quality of life for residents by connecting neighborhoods, parks, educational centers, shopping and major employment centers .
Attend a virtual town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14 to provide input into the Bomber Spur Trail vision plan. The meeting will take place via Webex. The meeting number is 2553 050 0135; the password is HxMAkE3g2Y8. The phone number is 469-210-7159.
Streams & Valleys, in partnership with the Trust for Public Land and Kimley-Horn, is leading the development of Bomber Spur’s vision plan which shows amenities, seating, signage and landscaping options at each starting point of the trail and articulates opportunities for rest areas, bridges and public art.
For more information, contact Jing Yang to the Fort Worth Parks and Recreation Department at 817-392-5742.
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