Houston firm METALAB designed the winning proposal for an innovative electric barge able to accommodate barge tours, dining cruises, and river parades, as well as provide a transportation option for residents to commute on the San Antonio River.“The current river barge design was created for HemisFair ’68 to offer visitors rides up and down the length of the river,” City Councilman Roberto C. Treviño, an architect, says in a press release. “METALAB’s design is modular, modern, and offers the possibility for barge uses we couldn’t have imagined before.
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