Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge starts to take shape

The new bridge, which is destined to be known as the “Calatrava bridge” after the famous architect who designed it, is starting to emerge from the Trinity River gap. See the first part of the suspension bridge that’s already up and watch the bridge’s project from the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge web cam.

A view of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, which is under construction.
A view of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, which is under construction.

City Council members today signed the inside of a piece of steel that is the center point of the bridge. It reminds me of when you have to sign a group birthday card, and you don’t just want to write, “Happy Birthday!” and your name because that’s what everyone writes, so you try to come up with something clever. I always choke in those situations.

Safety first: The mayor and City Council in hard hats.
Safety first: The mayor and City Council in hard hats.

The mayor signed his first name in giant letters, “Tom”, with a squiggle at the end.

Tom was here.
Tom was here.

District 3 representative Dave Neumann wrote “The Trinity River Corridor Project comes alive. Congratulations to all of the citizens.”

Neumann comes alive.
Neumann comes alive.

And District 1 rep Delia Jasso wrote “Congratulations” and her name, along with three other names.

Delia Jasso signed her name.
Delia Jasso signed her name.

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  • Stephen

    @Jake…you nailed it.

  • Jake

    This park NEEDS to happen. A suspension bridge over a creek in the middle of a ditch would be too much of a metaphor for what critics say about Dallas. This bridge will be the $30,000/year millionaire of bridges.