Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is designed by internationally renowned architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava. This stunning bridge with a 400 foot center arch connects Woodall Rodgers Freeway seamlessly to Singleton Boulevard in West Dallas.

Besides providing the City with a signature structure and artfully changing the skyline, City, business and civic leaders believed the new transportation connection would spur economic development in West Dallas and help to bring people down to the river, while also fostering unity across the north and south divide in the City.

With the City’s investment in Singleton Boulevard Improvements, the building of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and roadway accesses along with the Continental Avenue Bridge West Dallas Gateway, the neighborhoods and business districts in West Dallas are experiencing unprecedented growth and revitalization.

The exciting restaurant incubator community, Trinity Groves, is popular with people throughout Dallas for the food, music and attractive renovated buildings and community-style outdoor patios.  This area is flourishing with new employment opportunities while generating interest in further development within the community. Apartment complexes, new homes, cottage businesses, and shopping options such as Sylvan 30 all point to important economic development and growth for the West Dallas area.

The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge first opened in March 2012 with a celebration of parades, a street fair, live music, fireworks and a ceremonial ribbon run as 40,000 people joined the weekend long festivities.

 

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Fair Celebration

Firework extravanganza
Photo By: Paul Sherman
  • Firework extravanganza
  • Caddo Indians with Bridge-o-Rama
  • Crowds waiting to get on the brige
  • Inspired to dance on the bridge
  • Larry Gee Band gets down at the MHH Bridge Fair
  • Lemonade, crowds and painted faces at the Bridge Fair
  • Posing on the bridge
  • Thriving Minds group dance


Bridge-o-Rama Festival Parade of Giants

A West Dallas giant, Mattie Nash in the Bridge-o-Rama Festival's Parade of Giants.
Photo By: Kelly
  • A West Dallas giant, Mattie Nash in the Bridge-o-Rama Festival's Parade of Giants.
  • Here comes Bridge-o-Rama Festival's Parade of Giants.  The parade idea was created by the West Dallas Chamber and the giant figures were made in West Dallas.  from Bridge-o-Rama!
  • Victor Considérant, who in 1855 founded the French-speaking La Réunion colony in the area we now call West Dallas.
  • Hattie Rankin, a church worker who was so moved by the poverty in West Dallas in the 1930s that she started the Eagle Ford Mission.
  • Lending a big hand
  • One of the West Dallas giants
  • Outlaw and Texas Legend Clyde Barrow
  • Texas outlaw and gun moll legend, Bonnie Parker, was the girlfriend of fellow outlaw, Clyde Barrow.  She is buried in Dallas, Texas.


Bridge-o-Rama Parade of Builders

Calatrava Student Constructors
Photo By: J Pratt
  • Calatrava Student Constructors
  • J. D. Abrams' team gets underway
  • Let's celebrate the bridge with Mayor Rawlings
  • Parade participants begin to line up
  • Santiago Calatrava and his family lead the parade
  • Townviews Drumline leads the parade
  • Tracey Friggle  P.E. (r) and TxDot team
  • Williams Brothers Construction out in full force


Sunrise Dedication: Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Fair Celebration

Aztec Dancers add to the sunrise dedication moment for the ceremony
Caren Mack
  • Aztec Dancers add to the sunrise dedication moment for the ceremony
  • Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson speaks beside Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson
  • Dallas City Councilmember Monica Alonzo speaks at the ribbon cutting
  • Girl Scouts and XX help to dedicate the brdige
  • Mayor Mike Rawlings begins the Sunrise Dedication and Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Ribbon Cutting
  • Mayor Tom Leppert, Mayor Laura Miller, Honorable Ron Kirk
  • Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Lyda Hill, Santiago Calatrava
  • State Representative Royce West (l) with XX and State Representive Dan Branch
Upcoming Events
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2014
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