Wave Hello(ish) to the Standing Wave

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Between court hearings and cover stories, we couldn't spare a warm body to attend this morning's Trinity River Corridor Project Committee, the first since December 7. On the agenda: an update on the Standing Wave and Santa Fe Trestle projects, about which a Friend of Unfair Park will occasionally ask for a status update. The briefing prepped for this morning's meeting has plenty of pics of the Standing Wave; they were taken as recently as January 7. It's still expected to open some time in the spring.

You'll also find some construction photos of the Santa Fe Trestle hike-n-bike trail, which, as you'll recall, is intended to "provide bicycle and pedestrian access across the Trinity River to Moore Park, the future Trinity Levee Trails, DART services, Fair Park, and the Dallas Zoo." Last I looked in May, it wasn't due to open till December 2012. Says today's briefing: "Santa Fe Trestle Trail is expected to be complete in Fall 2011." Depending upon weather, but of course.

Update: A Friend of Unfair Park has posted some recently shot footage of the Standing Wave in the comments.

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Dallas Diner
Dallas Diner

But, but but, the water in the photo isn't blue?!

Rooster
Rooster

I can't believe someone would actually step foot in the toxic wasteland that is the Trinity River.

Yikes!
Yikes!

Did that guy get his shots before he got into the Trinity River? OMG.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

As long as I can bring my solar-powered water taxi for a ride, i'll be there ;)

Roadsidecouch
Roadsidecouch

Hey let build a deadly wave and let people play in it. Can't wait for the first lawsuit.

Bill
Bill

I saw the video too, here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Guy that shot the video and a couple friends have already kayaked it apparently. Those guys are crazy and always doing dangerous stuff. From what I read on the DFW Paddlers email chain it is still not really open though.

warden62
warden62

One of the more awesome members of DFW Urban Forum also has taken several great videos and pictures of the wave thingy do. Unfortunately it does not yet feature solar powered water taxis.

Jay
Jay

Its just like attending a Dallas City Council meeting. Afterwords, you feel a compelling need for a hot shower and lots of scrubbing.

Grumpy Demo
Grumpy Demo

There's a vaccine against PCBs and Dioxins?

J. Erik Jonsson
J. Erik Jonsson

When you find them in nature, they can be deadly, being deep holes behind large rocks in a fast river. But when you design them like this, they can be quite safe. I'm not saying I think I'll be paddling the reverse flow section of the Trinity anytime soon, but the idea isn't the stupid part.

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