The Margaret Hill Hunt Bridge in Dallas, Texas
July 22, 2013
Another "B" photo = Bridge.
I loaded my 'real' B photo and this photo for Monday on Saturday afternoon. However, I forgot to hide this one for a little while. I didn't even realize that mistake, until I got the three comments from Art, Godschild and Juan - sorry for the confusion my friends, but I do appreciate the comments.
This is the glorious Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, TX that was opened in 2010 with quite a celebration and much fanfare. It is absolutely stunning.
Coming home from the airport on Friday, the traffic on I-35 was a bumper-to-bumper nightmare, so I decided to get off the beaten path and find a slightly less crowded way to get home. As I drove under this magnificent bridge, I stuck my little point & shoot camera out the driver's window and clicked, and hoped for the best. I was quite pleased with this shot.
According to Wikipedia: The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is one of three Santiago Calatrava-designed bridges being built over the Trinity River in Dallas, Texas as part of the Trinity River Project.
Construction on the bridge began in spring 2007 with the steel being manufactured in an Italian steel factory often used by Calatrava to manufacture his designs. The factory made the steel for his Athens stadium. The cable-stayed bridge is 1,870 feet (570 m) with a main-span of 1,197 feet (365 m), and an apex-height of 400 feet (122 m).
On Saturday, June 26, 2010, the signature, 40-story center-support-arch was topped-off with a central curved span, providing an additional feature to the Dallas skyline, as it can now be seen from many miles away from several directions.
This is just the apex of the bridge and not the whole structure. I hope to go spend some time on a Sunday afternoon (avoiding as much traffic as I can) and do a lot more shots of this beautiful structure.
"You only get to live life once, so make smart choices, overuse I love you, & think before you speak sometimes the bridges you burn today you may need tomorrow. " ~ Nishan Panwar quotes
Have a "Merry" Monday.