San Antonio River Museum Reach back open after wind damage

F.I.S.H. art installation under I-35 damaged from wind gusts

Published On: Feb 27 2013 11:04:39 AM CST

The Museum Reach stretch of the San Antonio river was re-opened Wednesday, two days after high winds damaged the iconic "F.I.S.H." art installation underneath the Interstate 35 overpass.

The high winds that blew in Monday broke several pieces of the installation, putting potential passers-by at risk, a San Antonio River Authority spokeswoman said.

The east and west bank of the river pathways along the Museum Reach between Camden Street and Jones Avenue were closed while SARA authorities assessed the risk and made repairs.

The F.I.S.H. art installation, commissioned by the San Antonio River Foundation, was created by Philadelphia artist Donald Lipski. The cluster of 25 seven-foot-long school of fish are hand-painted fiberglass resin and anatomically correct models of long-eared sunfish, native to the river.