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.