New Dallas bridges secure necessary funds

Posted by    |    November 16th, 2011 at 5:50 am

You’ve probably already seen the beautiful white Santiago Calatrava-designed bridge looming West of the Dallas skyline (opening on March 2), but did you know that two other “signature” Dallas bridges were in the works?

One of the bridges, also to be designed by Calatrava, will replace the current I-30 bridge, and the other, designed by another architect, will replace the I-35 bridge.  Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported that $853 million is now available for construction of the bridges from federal, state and local sources.

The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the white, arched Calatrava bridge that is currently under construction, will extend Woodall Rogers Freeway over the Trinity River into West Dallas. You can read about the opening day festivities here.

You can also see the full article on the new Dallas bridge project from NBC DFW here.