Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge opens in Dallas

February 14, 2012 by  

On Sunday, March 4, the opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas will be commemorated with a Sunrise Blessing and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The Orchestra of New Spain and the Street Corner Symphony will be playing for the program, which will begin at 7:30am.

The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is the first steel bridge in the US by Spanish architect, engineer, and artist Santiago Calatrava. Stretching a mile across the Trinity River in Dallas, the vehicular bridge will connect Singleton Boulevard in West Dallas and Woodall Rodgers Spur downtown.

Additional events celebrating the opening of the bridge include a Celebration Party on March 2 featuring Lyle Lovett and his large band, and a street fair March 3. In addition, the eighth annual Trinity River Levee Run on March 3 will proceed across the bridge, beginning at the West Dallas end. Thousand are expected to attend the festivities, making it a great opportunity to advertise local businesses and services and have a little fun at the same time, so pre-event flyer printing and business card printing is bound to be in demand.

Other events to celebrate the opening include the Meadows Museum Exhibition, Calatrava showing SMU: A Decade in Motion, which will coincide with the opening of the bridge to commemorate the symbiosis between the artist and Southern Methodist University. Several gifts from Calatrava himself will be on display, including sculptures and preliminary sketches of Wave (2002), a sculpture by Calatrava himself which has become a well-known symbol of both the museum and the university.

The learn more about these events and more, check out the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Celebration website.