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Continental bridge to become $10-million linear park

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Work is expected to begin next month to convert the Continental bridge to a linear park and pedestrian thoroughfare. Construction was supposed to begin on the project as soon as the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge opened last year, but there have been some delays.

The $10 million park is being funded by an anonymous donation to the Trinity Trust Foundation. And the city awarded an $8.3-million construction contract Wednesday.

Original plans for the park included some lofty hopes and dreams, such as a streetcar and “futuristic shade tubes,” as the Observer reported. The actual park will be simpler than originally planned, with pedestrian and bike pathways, trees, seating and plazas.

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2 Comments

  1. […] It will have shade structures, which are being assembled now, plus seating, pedestrian and bike pathways and a bocce court. See a rendering here. […]

  2. […] The bridge will permanently close to vehicular traffic at around midnight Monday. It will reopen for pedestrians only as part of the city’s plans for a $10 million linear park. […]

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