The Bridges


Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge connects Woodall Rodgers Freeway (Spur 366) in Downtown to Singleton Boulevard in West Dallas. It is one of two signature bridges designed by internationally renowned architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, as well the first vehicular bridge in America designed by Calatrava. This beautiful steel bridge is a cable-stayed bridge, consisting of 58 cables attached to the center of the deck and arching  400-feet tall.  The Trinity Trust received private funding for the design fees. Construction began on the bridge on June 14, 2007, and the completed bridge opened for the public on March 29, 2012. During the weekend of March 2-4, 2012, the City of Dallas, The Trinity Trust, and the Trinity Commons sponsored a citywide celebration with 40,000 people participating in parades, a street fair, concerts, fireworks, and a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Margaret Hunt Hill was a renowned civic leader.

Margaret McDermott Bridge

The Margaret McDermott Bridge is the upgraded Interstate-30 Bridge that crosses the Trinity River just south of downtown, as part of the Horseshoe Project managed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). It is the second of two signature bridges designed by internationally renowned architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, whose design fees were raised from private funds by The Trinity Trust. The Margaret McDermott Bridge consists of two 300 foot arches and will feature pedestrian and bicycle access, in addition to vehicular traffic.  The first arch was topped-off in in August 2015 and the second arch was topped-off in July 2016. The entire Horsewhip Project will be completed in 2017.

Continental Avenue Bridge

The historic Continental Avenue Bridge closed to vehicular traffic in Spring 2013 and renovated into a pedestrian promenade with a grand opening in June 2014. A portion of an anonymous donation of $10 million to The Trinity Trust went towards redesigned the bridge to allow for walking, running, cycling, family outings, and city events and festivals. The bridge boasts daily programing including yoga, science fairs, movie nights, food trucks and more. The renovation is funded by an anonymous $10 million gift, given in honor of Mary McDermott Cook. In July 2016, the bridge was dedicated to Felix H. Lozada Jr., a community leader and activist in the West Dallas community. For more information on programs, visit