Lights over the Trinity River
Lighting the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in honor of Super Bowl week was a natural step in anticipation of the great game. The lights started going on approximately two weeks in advance of the Super Bowl in both Dallas and Fort Worth pointing toward the kick-off of this top sports celebration that takes strategy, strength, speed, and spirit.
The two teams, Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, exhibited great respect for one another with no “trash talking” prior to the game. These skilled teams focused on the end result and that is what shines through for the contractors building the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The bridge opens October 14-16, 2011!
The bridge lights joined with other downtown buildings and structures to shine across the floodway. The distinctive 400 foot arch designed by world renowned Santiago Calatrava showed off its architectural style lit in three colors: vivid white, National Football Conference blue and bright aqua.
Several groups teamed up to get the lights on! The Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, Trinity Commons Foundation, The Trinity Trust Foundation, North Central Texas Council of governments, and Downtown Dallas. The lighting contractor was Syncrolite.
Snap out of the sports mindset Trinity River fans, this is not a football or baseball team nor is it a dirt digging machine; in this case, it’s a forest cat!
The bobcat (Lynx rufus) makes its home throughout Texas and actually most of North America. They favor living in a variety of settings such as rocky canyons, outcrops and forests when available. The two, featured in the Zoom section of this issue of My Trinity River News, may be a female and her juvenile kitten.
These bobcats were seen along the construction road of the Trinity Trail Phase II, a new hard surface trail being built by the Trinity River Corridor Project; the project broke ground in December of 2010. It was a startling sight because they are extremely reclusive.
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