Blowfish? River Foundation exhibit damaged by wild winds

Blowfish? River Foundation exhibit damaged by wild winds

Blowfish? River Foundation exhibit damaged by wild winds

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by Kens5.com Staff

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Posted on February 25, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 25 at 9:12 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Today's stiff winds damaged the F.I.S.H. exhibit, an art installation commissioned by the San Antonio River Foundation. Authorities say they are concerned that pieces of broken exhibit, which hang from an Interstate-35 overpass, could fall and hurt people walking underneath.

One piece fell earlier today and had to be "fished out of the river," said Gloria Rivera Rodriguez, a community relations specialist at the San Antonio River Authority.

No injuries have been reported. 

Concerned about the jagged edges exposed by the wind, the River Authority closed both east and west bank river pathways along the Museum Reach between Camden Street and Jones Avenue as a precaution. They plan to place signs notifying pedestrians of an alternate route.

The cluster of 25 seven-foot-long fish, which were made by Philadelphia artist Donald Lipski’s from hand-painted fiberglass resin, are anatomically correct models of long-eared sunfish native to the river. 

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