Virtual public meeting to discuss Bomber Spur Trail vision

Published on September 05, 2022

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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 plant. The government contracted the Texas & Pacific Railroad to build the Bomber Spur from its mainline about five miles south to the plant. During World War II, materials were shipped to the bomber plant via the Bomber Spur.

Today, the abandoned rail line is a prime candidate for a rails-to-trails conversion. It has been identified as part of the Regional Veloweb, a 1,728-mile network of existing and planned off-street, shared-use trails for cyclists, pedestrians and other nonmotorized forms of active transportation in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Representatives from several municipalities and partners have formed a coalition to advocate for the conversion of the Bomber Spur into a dedicated, off-road bicycle and pedestrian trail. The project will enhance the area’s alternative transportation, health, safety and environmental initiatives, and increase residents’ quality of life by connecting neighborhoods, parks, educational, retail and major employment centers.

Attend a virtual public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, to provide input for the vision plan of Bomber Spur Trail. The meeting will be conducted via Webex. The meeting number is 2553 050 0135; the password is HxMAkE3g2Y8. The phone-in number is 469-210-7159.

Streams & Valleys, in partnership with the Trust for Public Land and Kimley-Horn, is leading the development of the Bomber Spur vision plan that shows the amenities, seating, signage and landscaping options at each trailhead location and articulates opportunities for rest areas, bridges and public art.

To learn more, contact Jing Yang in the Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department at 817-392-5742.



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