SA River art damaged by strong winds

F.I.S.H. broken, stretch of river closed

Published On: Feb 25 2013 08:59:55 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 26 2013 04:47:12 AM CST
SAN ANTONIO -

Strong winds wreaked havoc on one stretch of the San Antonio River Monday.

The F.I.S.H. art installation, which sits under the Camden Street bridge, was damaged.

The east and west banks of the river were closed from Camden to Jones Avenue because "several pieces of the F.I.S.H. are broken and could possibly fall and hurt people that are walking by," the San Antonio River Authority said on its Facebook page.

The F.I.S.H. are the work of Philadelphia artist Donald Lipski. The 25 seven-foot-long fish are hand-painted fiberglass resin models of the long-eared sunfish, which are native to the river.

There's no word on when the area will reopen.