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Steel As Far As the Eye Can See!

July heralded the arrival of the first shipment of steel for the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge from Cimolai in Italy. The prefabricated pieces rolled into town from the Houston Port weighing up to 100,000 pounds. The second shipment of steel arrived in Houston on August 6.


The steel fabricator, the Cimolai Group, originated in 1947 and the company is one of Italy’s top fabricators and erectors of steel structures for bridges, buildings, shelter for aircraft, and electricity towers. This company plays an active role in field erection and welders are in town from Italy preparing the steel and working to erect the center arch pylon.

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August 1, 2009 - Fall
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
Welding of the steel began
See all the action from the West Levee
at Beckley Ave. and Continental Ave.

August 17, 2009
Margaret Hunt Hill Marketing Launch
See all the details at

August 20, 2009
Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 South Loop 12
(I-45 South to Loop 12 East)
Dallas, Texas 75217
Late night 3rd Thursday Free Admission
or call 214-370-TRAC
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

September 25, 2009
Bridging the Trinity
The Trinity Trust Foundation
Annual fundraiser, see all the fun
and details at

Audubon Center
The Texas Buckeye Trail
Dallas Zoo
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
Trinity Trust Foundation
Student Conservation Association
Central Dallas Ministries
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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Calling ALL Photographers!
1st Photo Contest – Sign-up

Show us your artistic side by sending us your best images flaunting the natural beauty of our own Trinity River and the twenty miles along the Trinity River Corridor Project. Entries will be accepted in the following categories: wildlife, forest, river, and architecture/structure from June 30 to September 30, 2009.

To sign up and find out more information on the contest and to view maps and locations to shoot, visit:  Send an e-mail to to register for the contest or sign-up for the Canon Workshop; include your name, designation (professional, amateur, youth), telephone number.

art 251

art251 Trinity River is a new nature store that opened May 1st inside the Trinity River Audubon Center. The non-traditional gift shop offers a range of age-appropriate gifts, fine art and souvenirs for kids and adults. The emphasis is on local, green, upcycled products in concert with Audubon’s educational and community outreach strategy, all at an affordable price point. In addition to many local artists, art251 Trinity River will feature many local food products including locally roasted Oak Cliff Co. Coffee, Zipcode Honey from Texas Honeybee Guild, Mozzarella Company local gourmet cheese and fair trade chocolate. The store is run by T Hanson who has partnered with Kim & Mike Gerra, owners of art251 in Keller, TX the original local art space.

“We’re excited by the opportunity to give back to the local community through support of so many talented local artisans and to showcase their work and products at the store,” Said T Hanson. If you are looking for a quality and price perfect gift, shop art251 soon!.

For more information please visit or contact T at 214-309-5891 or

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