Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Opening Celebration Set for October 14-16, 2011

Dec 16, 2010, 09:00 ET from The Trinity Trust

DALLAS, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As the 400-foot gleaming white arch rises on the top of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge over the Trinity River, organizers have announced the grand celebration dates as October 14-16, 2011.  Community leader Lynn McBee, The Trinity Trust and Trinity Commons Foundation are leading the planning for this momentous occasion.  

The honorary event chairs include the three Dallas mayors involved in The Trinity project: U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, the Honorable Laura Miller, and Mayor Tom Leppert. As Mayor of Dallas, Kirk began the vision of reclaiming the Trinity River. Miller secured support locally, statewide and federally.  Leppert has continued the master plan of The Trinity project that his predecessors began.  

Gail Thomas, president of The Trinity Trust, said, "This bridge will redefine the Dallas skyline, making it a new icon for the city."

Friday, October 14, 2011 – Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Preview  

Event chaired by Toni Brinker.  Underwriting opportunities available.

Friday, October 14, 2011Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Party

Underwriting opportunities available.

Saturday, October 15, 2011 – Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Inauguration and Ribbon Cutting

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 15, 2011Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Street Fair

Free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 16, 2011 – Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Community Day

Free and open to the public.

The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge:

Designed by internationally known artist, architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is his first vehicular bridge to be built in the United States.  The world-class bridge is being constructed to seamlessly connect Singleton Boulevard in West Dallas across the Trinity River to Woodall Rodgers (Spur 366) in downtown Dallas. Already an icon of Dallas, this gleaming 400-foot white arch is the mainstay of the cable-stayed portion of the bridge, with 58 cables ranging in size from four to eight inches in diameter.  Each cable, attached to the arch, will be secured back down into the center spine of the bridge bed itself, thus holding itself in suspension.  The cables will be installed on the bridge in February 2011.  

Sponsorships and underwriting will be available in early 2011.  For more information, contact Janie Bush at 214.740.1616 or visit  

SOURCE The Trinity Trust