The North Texas Tollway has broken ground on the new Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge that will link the Dallas North Tollway to Interstate 35E north of Dallas when completed. The $93-million, four-lane bridge was designed by Turner, Collie & Braden, Inc. and will be built by Jensen Construction Co. The total estimated cost for the bridge project includes an additional $29 million for the toll plaza and toll collection systems; design, construction management and administrative costs, and contingencies, for a total cost of $122.2 million for all elements of the bridge project.
The nautical-themed bridge will feature a distinctive 360-foot tied-arch main span rising over 55 feet above the water to provide clearance for sailboats. The arches will slant inward as they rise 60 feet above the bridge deck.
The entire 13.8-mile Lewisville Lake Corridor Project, including the approaching roadways to be built under administration of Denton County and TxDOT in conjunction with the municipalities of Lake Dallas, Little Elm and Frisco, has been estimated at $211 million.
Jensen Construction Co. is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, and maintains a South Operations office in Sand Springs, Okla. Turner Collie & Braden, headquartered in Houston, also maintains offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, and Pharr, Texas; and Denver, Colorado.