Horseshoe Project

(Margaret McDermott Bridge/IH-30/IH-35)

The Horseshoe Project is managed by the Texas Department of Transportation TxDOT) and it will upgrade bridges that cross the Trinity River at IH-30 and I-35E as well as update the route geometry for connecting roadways where they all converge near downtown Dallas' Central Business District. This project meets the NCTCOG 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

The Margaret McDermott Bridge is named after the philanthropist and wife of the founder of Texas Instruments. She was the first person to make a personal contribution that ensured Dallas' ability to secure Santiago Calatrava as the designer to meld architectural beauty with functionality for bridges over the Trinity River. The City of Dallas has worked with TxDOT, legislatures, the region to make this funding a priority.

For the IH-30 Bridge, the signature addition that will result in the Margaret McDermott Bridge features pedestrian and bicycle access in and around downtown, the floodway and Oak Cliff.

Financing for the Horseshoe Project
Construction $700 million
Design, Construction, Management & Testing $56 million
Right of Way (R.O.W) & Utilities $62 million

Texas Department of Transportation - Horseshoe Project

Progress Update

American Bridge is the contractor for erecting the steel arches and bridges working on the Horseshoe Project. The steel is being fabricated in Tampa, Florida at Tampa Steel Erecting Company, Florida's oldest steel company.

The progress report shows the center segments for one of the arches. When completed, the bicycle and pedestrian arches/bridges are 1,125' in length and 286' at their tallest point. Each steel segment is approximately 40' in length. The steel is expected to begin arriving on the project site late 2014.

Steel Continues to rise for Margaret McDermott Bridge

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the City of Dallas continue to place steel for the City's second signature bridge: the Margaret McDermott Bridge.
View of first segment video

View Installation of Segments 6 & 7 Video

View the Tampa Steel Fabrication Photo Report

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