Enter the 2010 Trinity River Photo Contest And Capture your own photo adventure!
Calling all photo entries! You have from now until midnight on Friday, October 15, 2010 to submit photographs for the 2nd Annual Trinity River Photo Contest. The contest gives professional, amateur and youth photographers the opportunity to capture the beauty of the Trinity River Corridor.
Contest participants can enter two photos per category as follows:
Visit www.trinityrivercorridor.org/ to register for the contest and to learn more about contest rules, prizes, and places to shoot. You may upload photos through the Website, or send them to: Trinity River Corridor Project, 1500 Marilla, Room 6B South, Dallas, TX 75201, or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to enclose your name, telephone, and e-mail, whether you are entering the Youth, Pro or Amateur group and the category of the photo.
Go ahead, get outdoors and snap your best shot!
Neighborhoods and Businesses View Sylvan Avenue Bridge Plans
For years, Dallas newscasters have announced the closing of Sylvan Avenue across the Trinity River during extensive periods of heavy rain, and the neighborhoods and business owners on either side of the river then detour to alternate routes. An important infrastructure project for Dallas from Trinity Watershed Management’s Trinity River Corridor Project will soon give everyone something different to talk about – another new bridge.
On Thursday, October 7, the City of Dallas held a public meeting to showcase the plans for the new elevated bridge. The open house format of the meeting provided easy access to maps of the roadway alignment area and renderings of the bridge. Participating citizens also had the opportunity to provide verbal or written input that would be put into the public record for the project. The open house was held at the West Dallas Multipurpose Center at 2828 Fish Trap Road from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The current Sylvan Avenue Bridge crossing is the last at-grade roadway with bridges within the Dallas Floodway. The new elevated bridge will be approximately one mile long and the approaches on the west side at Morris Street and on the east side at Irving Boulevard are part of the project improvements. By elevating the entire roadway to a bridge across the floodplain, it will reduce the chance of flooding or overtopping once it is complete.
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