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Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas

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The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is a bridge in Dallas, Texas, that spans the Trinity River. The bridge is named for Margaret Hunt Hill, an heiress and philanthropist. The bridge was constructed as part of the Trinity River Project. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, it is one of three such bridges planned to be built over the Trinity; the second, the Margaret McDermott Bridge, is completed. The span parallels the Ronald Kirk Avenue Bridge, a walking bridge that was previously was the Continental Avenue bridge.HistoryThe bridge, which opened in March 2012, is the first of a series of bridges that the office of Santiago Calatrava designed to span the Trinity River in downtown Dallas. The bridge connects Spur 366 (Woodall Rodgers Freeway) in downtown to Singleton Boulevard in West Dallas. Construction on the bridge began in December 2005. The bridge cost $117 million to build. A Dallas Morning News analysis put the project's total cost at $182 million.On June 26, 2010, the signature 40-story center-support arch was topped with a central curved span, which can now be seen from many miles away in several directions. The arch provides an additional feature to the Downtown Dallas skyline.
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  • This bridge was started in 2005, not long after I first moved to Dallas, and I remember the joke among people I know was to call it the "bridge to nowhere." It's a really cool looking bridge, but esti...  more »
  • This bridge has a downtown view to die for, you must get this shot because it's totally worth it! The bridge is wide and spacious beats the bridges in Portland which are also pretty cool. Loved drivin...  more »
  • We drove over the bridge from learning about in Reunion Tower. It is very interesting the way it was built & fun to look at as you drive over it. It was also fun to see it lit up at night.  more »
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