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Old 03-03-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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The bridge is one of the first pieces of the Trinity River Project (which may not be complete for a long time); it's also seen as an economic tool to open up land in West Dallas (historically lower income) for new development.

Opening gala last night: Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge opening gala | Dallas Morning News Photography - News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News



Image by RCDave: 2012_03_02 MHH Fireworks as seen from Crow Park - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/48783655@N04/sets/72157629135329386/ - broken link)
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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^Gorgeous! I wish I had seen THAT while driving south on the Tollway last night!
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I watched the fireworks from the Continental bridge last night. They were spectacular. I was on the new bridge tonight and I think they actually outdid last night. There were fireworks that looked like smiley faces when they popped. How the hell does that work? I would post the video I took if I could but there'll probably be another one posted from the news.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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This bridge was already planned decades ago. It can't open because the days of rain we had in January slowed construction.
15 years ago actually...not decades ago.

Decades = More than 20 years.

800 billion dollars being foolishly spent IMO.

5 elaborate bridges were originally planned only 1 or 2 more scaled down bridges will be built.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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If they put a lake under that bridge and develop the area around the bridge it would be a perfect spot for New years or 4th of july celebration.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Dallas envision this look...I hate that it only looks like this when the trinity swells....


http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/assets_c/2012/03/foxbrddd-thumb-550x360-134974.jpg (broken link)

http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/#...omments_anchor
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Like the article says, they weren't letting people on the bridge when I got there, which was at about 20:30. I was pretty perturbed about that. This bridge is supposed to hold up cars but they can only let so many people on it? At least I was able to watch the fireworks from the foot of the bridge.
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Hold on, was Friday night on the bridge a paid event? I managed to get on for free.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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Like the article says, they weren't letting people on the bridge when I got there, which was at about 20:30. I was pretty perturbed about that. This bridge is supposed to hold up cars but they can only let so many people on it? At least I was able to watch the fireworks from the foot of the bridge.

I thought that was an evacuation piece. Evacuating people is far different than vehicles traversing a bridge.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I thought that was an evacuation piece. Evacuating people is far different than vehicles traversing a bridge.
I'm not sure what you mean by this. There was a long line waiting to get in and they'd only let them in as people walked out. Only a few of them did get in before the event ended.
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