Dallas residents can boast about another internationally renowned addition to their skyline, thanks to the recent completion of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge by Santiago Calatrava, FAIA. The bridge crosses the Trinity River—which, though barely a stream for most of the year, has been known to cause devestating floods—connecting downtown Dallas to its western suburbs. Six lanes of vehicular traffic travel across the river corridor on lightweight concrete decking that is supported by 58 cables strung from a 446-foot-tall central arch pylon. This is the first of three bridges designed by Calatrava as part of the Trinity River Corridor Project, although current schemes for the other two have been largely reduced, and completion dates, as well as Calatrava’s remaining influence on the projects, remain uncertain.
Dallasnews.com shot this video of the first lighting of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in January: