Congratulations, City of Dallas!
On Friday, March 2 and throughout the first weekend, City of Dallas will celebrate the long-awaited opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas’ newest landmark. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the MHH Bridge spans the Trinity River floodway, offering new and remarkable views of the downtown skyline. We salute the City of Dallas and the Trinity Trust Foundation for realizing this far-reaching vision.
The MHH Bridge is the direct result of the 1998 Trinity River Corridor Master Implementation plan, of which WRT played a key role. The completion of the bridge heralds the future development of the WRT-designed Trinity River Corridor, one of the largest urban parks and green infrastructure projects ever planned in the United States. Future park improvements include a re-aligned river with riparian terraces, native prairie and wetland habitat, recreational lakes fed by recycled city water, tens of miles of trails, playfields, promenades and amphitheaters.
While the MHH Bridge replaces the usage of the Continental Bridge, the latter is not going away. It is being converted from a viaduct into a pedestrian thoroughfare, designed by WRT. Equipped with venues for concerts and festivities, shaded seating areas, an interactive fountain and children’s play areas, The Continental Bridge is slated to become one of Dallas’ most noteworthy recreation and entertainment destinations. Construction of the Continental Bridge is scheduled to begin in late spring of 2012.
For images of the new bridge and information on the opening: