Skip to comments.Did you see that? Video captures rider atop West Seventh bridge arches
Posted on 01/12/2014 9:26:28 AM PST by fella
FORT WORTH The newly opened West Seventh Street bridge may have been a little more bike-friendly Saturday afternoon than officials were expecting.
A man who later identified himself to the Star-Telegram as Mat Olson, a professional BMX stunt rider, rode his bike over the bridges 24-foot tall arches to the astonishment of onlookers.
It seemed like I was on top of a mountain, Olson said. It was all windy and crazy when I was up there. It was pretty exhilarating, thats for sure.
It was also, apparently, pretty illegal.
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Wow, an “E-ticket” ride for sure!
The way the arches are constructed strikes me as an attractive nuisance. Kids will be getting up on them... and falling off them.
That boy’s got some cojones there buddy.
Just build a fence across them at the peak.
Well, I have been away a long time from my hometown. I didn’t know they had a bridge on 7th Street. Did they do away with the cobblestone?
well at least he wasn’t riding on the side walk.
that will get you a serious ticket.
Well now it has been done, because it had to be, nobody has to wonder if it is possible.
Mission accomplished. :)
Years ago I used to live in the Parkview Apartments behind the Kimball. They bulldozed them and built the new modern art museum there. Every time I visit that stretch of 7th between the Modern and downtown it’s more built up and snazzed up. Reminds me of some areas in Dallas but without that creepy feeling I get there, lol,
A Darwin Award is waiting. Patiently.
Not much in brains, though.
Mike Rowe impressed me in exactly that manner on one of his shows.
The arches look to be maybe 5 to 6 ft. wide so he had plenty of surface to ride on.
Wow. Thanks for posting.
This bridge is by the old Montgomery Ward building on 7th street. The bricks remain only on Camp Bowie Blvd from University toward i30. :-(
The renovations on 7th street between University driving toward the downtown area is stupendous! You will not recognize anything in that area. Very trendy, preppy and arty farty. :-/
A lot of the streets still have the bricks they’re just paved over with asphalt, you can see the bricks when they do repairs.
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