Continental Avenue bridge permanently closes to motorists Monday

A rendering of what the new Continental pedestrian bridge may look like.
A rendering of what the new Continental pedestrian bridge may look like.

If you want one last joy ride across the Continental Avenue Bridge, now’s the time to do it.

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.

As Rachel Stone told us back in May, an anonymous donation of $8.3 million to the Trinity Trust Foundation is helping finance the park, which will feature walking paths, bike pathways, plazas and green space.

The Dallas Morning News wrote about the rich history of the bridge, which was approved in the city’s 1928 bond election.

The new pedestrian bridge is scheduled to open by May 2014.

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