Friday, March 9, 2012

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Celebration

A Celebration was held Friday, March 3 in honor of the grand opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. This bridge has to be the most dramatic addition to the Dallas skyline yet. This bridge commemorates the late philanthropist, Margaret Hunt Hill and designed by the visionary architect Santiago Calatrava. 





The celebration consisted of headlining band Lyle Lovett, and and parade of 14 foot Calatrava inspired costume designs, local food, tastings from Trinity Grove's award winning chefs, speciality drinks and great entertainment. The award winning Street Corner Symphony performed followed by a firework show and the lighting of the bridge. 













The bridge rises above the Trinity River 400 feet and is composed of 58 cables some to be eight inches thick which extend in weblike sweeps to either side. This bridge now provides easy access from downtown to the neighborhood of West Dallas.  












Some other monumental bridges found around the world:



The Dragon Eco Bridge - Beijing, China 




Stari Most Bridge - City of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina




The Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge - Singapore




The Sydney Harbor Bridge - Sydney, Australia




The Rialto Bridge - Venice, Italy




Oct├ívio Frias de Oliveira Bridge - Sao Paulo, Brazil 



Si-o-Se Poi Bridge - Isfahan



The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, also known as the Pearl Bridge - Japan


"Sometimes, if you aren't sure about something, you have to just jump off the bridge and grow wings on your way down."


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