Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge of Dallas

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Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Trinity River, Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Trinity River of Dallas, image of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in DallasIn one of the more recent additions to the Dallas Skyline the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge over the Trinity River at Dallas is a stunning sight to see. Originally, the plan called for three of these beautiful steel and cable bridges to span the Trinity River at various positions but currently funding is unavailable.

The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge was designed by world famous architect, artist and engineer Santiago Calatrava. Calatrava was born in Valencia, Spain, and has created more than 42 bridges around the world. Like other great American monuments the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge was fabricated overseas and then transported to its final destination. In this case the steel of the bridge was manufactured in Italy and transported to Houston using large cargo ships.

Construction began on this Dallas bridge in 2007 and was completed in 2012. Construction costs were nearly $70million and spans 1870 ft from levee to levee. The tallest span of the bridge is about 40 stories tall or 400 feet. This eye catching bridge is a cable-stayed bridge which means the cables are supported from the arch rather than two main towers on either end of the Dallas bridge. It connects the Downtown Dallas area to West Dallas over the Trinity River. Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Singleton Boulevard are the two roadways connected by the bridge.

The bridge gets its name from Margaret Hunt Hill who was the daughter of Texas oil magnate HL Hunt, Jr. The Hunt Petroleum Company of Dallas provided a major contribution to the Trinity Trust Foundation thus securing the name.

The bridge is a stunning piece of architecture adding a fresh look to the beautiful Dallas skyline. So much that it was featured in the opening credits of the new Dallas television show.

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