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Steel is in Houston for Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

It will take a number of months before all the pieces of steel are in Texas for the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The first shipment is in Houston!

The arrival of the steel heralds a tremendous milestone for the Santiago Calatrava designed bridge. Mr. Calatrava recently visited Dallas and was hosted by The Trinity Trust to view the construction site and meet with supporters of The Trinity

 

 
Trust and the media. This bridge is the first signature bridge to be constructed across the Trinity River, and it will be stronger and carry an increased volume of traffic when it opens and replaces the Continental Avenue Bridge. The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge will feature three lanes of traffic in each direction plus a unique architectural style that will be unrivaled in the Southwest.

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Calendar of Events
Open until May 3, 2009
Ode to Audubon
Recent Artwork by Kathy Boortz
Bath House Cultural Center 
521 E. Lawther Drive
Dallas, TX  75218
FREE and Open to the Public
10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily
www.bathhousecultural.com
April 16, 2009
Trinity River Audubon Center
Late Night Third Thursday
6500 South Loop 12
(I-45 South to Loop 12 East)
Dallas, Texas 75217
FREE all day and evening for everyone
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Visit www.trinityriveraudubon.org
or call 214-370-TRAC
April 21, 2009
Trinity River Corridor Project
Committee Meeting
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla, Room 6E South
Dallas, TX 75201
9:30 am – 11:30 am
April 22, 2009
Earth Day Celebration Wetland planting
Trinity River Corridor Project, Groundwork
Dallas and Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem
Research Facility
Wetland Cell F, Overton Road,
Exit 281 off I-45 South
Volunteers welcome!
 
Resources
Audubon Center
The Texas Buckeye Trail
Dallas Zoo
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
Trinity Trust Foundation
Student Conservation Association
 
City Hall Update
City of Dallas Council
Agendas and Briefings
Trinity River Corridor Project
Committee Agendas & Briefings
 
City of Dallas Council
Agendas and Briefings
Trinity River Corridor Project
Committee Agendas & Briefings


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More Than 800 Run the Levee

Twice the number of runners as ever before met at Trammell Crow Park on March 7 for the 5th Annual Trinity River Levee Run. Produced by the City of Dallas, Trinity Commons Foundation, Dallas Running Club and Luke’s Locker, and sponsored by Bank of America, Ben E. Keith and Time Warner Cable, this year’s event brought out more than 800 runners.

The course this year took runners onto the levee, through the floodway and, for the first time, across the Continental Avenue Bridge for a great view of cityscapes, rivers views and the construction on the first of the new Calatrava signature bridges, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

The columns, center support structure, approach beams and other features of the bridge are now going into place, so runners were able to see clearly how the roadway will sweep over and connect to Woodall Rodgers Freeway, giving Dallas a seamless connection between west and east Dallas. By next year’s race, the 400 foot center arch of the bridge will be visible from the Levee Run and other viewpoints.

For the second year, the Dallas fire and police departments brought teams to square off against each other. This competition has now been officially named the Glenn Carter Public Safety Challenge in memory of the late Trinity River Levee Run race director. Glenn Carter’s family was on hand to accept recognition from Mayor Tom Leppert, to support the Challenge and to present the trophy to the winner of this year’s challenge.

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