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Dallas Celebrates “Topping Off” the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Arch

On Saturday, June 26, the City
of Dallas marked another moment
in history as workers completed
the 400-foot tall Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge center arch. Construction
on the bridge’s center arch, which began on May 28, took less than
a month. The placement of the keystone of the arch was marked
by the attendance of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Mayor Tom Leppert. In addition, other City
officials and employees, and
Dallas citizens celebrated this accomplishment by watching from various Dallas venues, including
atop the nearby West Levee.
The 150-ton arch centerpiece
was raised and joined to the
arch’s base by 9:00 a.m.

 


The Trinity Trust Foundation, a local organization dedicated to raising private funds in support of the Trinity River Corridor Project and also to provide education for the Dallas community about the Trinity River, hosted a celebratory reception on June 28 at the offices of Haynes and Boone in downtown Dallas near Victory.

United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, members of the City Council, and members of the Hunt Hill family attended the celebration — Al Hill, Jr., Lyda Hill and Alinda Hill Wikert, all children of the late Margaret Hunt Hill

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July 20, 2010 – July 31, 2010
Trinity River Photo Exhibit
“Bringing the Trinity to Life”
Janette Kennedy Gallery
1409 South Lamar #411
Dallas, TX  75215
Open to the public, free admission
Free parking in Lot A

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August 2, 2010
Trinity River Corridor Project
Committee Meeting
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla, Room 6E South
Dallas, TX  75201
9:30 a.m. to11:30 a.m.

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August 9, 2010 –
September 4, 2010

Trinity River Photo Exhibit
“Bringing the Trinity to Life”
African History Museum
3536 Grand Ave,
Dallas, TX 75210-1005
(214) 565-9026
Open: Tuesday through Saturday
11:00 a.m. to  4:00 p.m.
Fair Park parking rates applicable

http://www.aamdallas.org/index.php

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August 19, 2010
Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 South Loop 12
(I-45 South to Loop 12 East)
Dallas, Texas 75217
Late night 3rd Thursday Free Admission
Visit www.trinityriveraudubon.org
or call 214-370-TRAC
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 
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City of Dallas Council
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Remember to Enter the 2010 Trinity River Photo Contest!
Capture your own photo adventure!

On June 30, the City of Dallas, with the Dallas Camera Club, launched the 2010 Trinity River Photo Contest. The contest gives professional, amateur and youth photographers the opportunity to capture the beauty of the Trinity River Corridor. Canon hosted a free photography workshop on July 15 at the Trinity River Audubon Center to raise awareness about the contest and to teach contest participants new photography skills.

Contest participants can enter photos in the following categories:

  • Forest/Prairie
  • Architecture/Structures
  • River/Ponds
  • Wildlife

Photo contest entries will be accepted through midnight on October 15, 2010. Visit http://www.trinityrivercorridor.org/ to register for the contest and to learn more about contest rules, prizes, and places to shoot.

From July 20 through July 31, the winning photos from the 2009 Trinity River Photo Contest will be on display at the Janette Kennedy Gallery at South Side on Lamar at 1409 South Lamar Street. Stop by and view these breathtaking photographs from last year’s contest!

 

Artist Paints the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Arch as it Rises

Most days, people stop along Continental Avenue Bridge or the levees and take a snap shot of the new bridge being built in town. However, on Thursday, June 24, Dallas resident Olivette Hubler, wearing a broad-brimmed hat to protect her from the sun’s rays, braved the north Texas heat to paint the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. With only the arch’s 150-ton centerpiece left to raise, Ms. Hubler, perched atop the levee, painted a breathtaking and colorful impressionist cityscape - including the bridge and its growing arch.

Ms. Hubler, who lives in Dallas, enjoys painting on location and has traveled across Texas, much of the United States and even the world to capture beautiful cityscapes and landscapes. Voila! Here is yet another view of the future of Dallas.

For more information about Ms. Hubler and her work, please visit http://olivettehubler.com/.

 

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