Continental Avenue Bridge and West Dallas Gateway

Permanently Closing July 8

The historic Continental Avenue Bridge will be permanently closed on July 8, 2013 to vehicular traffic and when it reopens, it will have a new purpose in Dallas. Alternate routes include the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the Commerce Street Bridge, the Jefferson Viaduct, and the Hampton Bridge.

The construction for the Continental Avenue Bridge and West Dallas Gateway project was awarded for $8.3 million which is made possible by private donations and bond funds. When the Continental Avenue Bridge and West Dallas Gateway reopens in approximately one year, it will be a new outdoor destination with recreational amenities, parking at the West Dallas Gateway and non-motorized vehicular access across the Trinity River.

Continental Closure Notice
Continental Closure Postcard
Continental Avenue Bridge Closing Press Release

Renderings of the Continental Avenue Bridge after conversion into a pedestrian park The Continental Avenue Bridge closed on July 8 to vehicular traffic. The construction work has already begin to transfer this bridge into a landmark civic outdoor space with significant public amenities. The deck of the bridge will be removed and the milling is taking place to strip off the roadway preparing it for the installation of new surfaces later in the construction process.  The Continental Avenue Bridge reopens in approximately one year contingent on weather.

 

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