U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Dallas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 01-07-2012, 03:16 PM
 
5,177 posts, read 6,706,746 times
Reputation: 2590

Advertisements

Lights to go on for Dallas
Quote:
Mayor Mike Rawlings, who called the lighted bridge “the city’s newest icon,” will preside over a brief public ceremony on the west side of the bridge beginning at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.
“This will be the newest and most dramatic addition to the Dallas skyline we’ve had in decades. Dallas at night will look very different,” Rawlings said.
After Rawlings and other dignitaries flip a switch, the bridge’s span, 400-foot arch and 58 cables will be bathed in white light.
The lights will be turned on every night for two weeks, then tested occasionally until the official opening in early March.
Now that the bridge is about to open, does anybody know when they are supposed to start digging the lakes that will hug downtown Dallas? To me, that is the single most important thing about the TRP. That would be the first visible thing that the mass public would notice and associate with PROGRESS!!.....We need to get this thing moving.

Last edited by BstYet2Be; 01-10-2012 at 05:11 PM.. Reason: repaired quote
Rate this post positively

 
Old 01-07-2012, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
5,680 posts, read 10,936,422 times
Reputation: 1905
From an 80% sure future Dallas resident, what is TRP?
Rate this post positively
 
Old 01-07-2012, 06:49 PM
 
989 posts, read 2,174,663 times
Reputation: 1149
Trinity River Project.

The next thing will be I-30 and I-35E bridges. There has been constant work on different trails. As far as lake money goes, I doubt its there, as at some point it was tied to the tollroad. The removed earth was to be used in the tollway. Ridiculous, yes, but hopefully addressed soon.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 01-08-2012, 07:12 AM
 
5,177 posts, read 6,706,746 times
Reputation: 2590
You would think it would be fairly in-expensive to dig a hole in the ground but as always it has to be a reason to delay stuff like this.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 01-10-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
5,905 posts, read 8,853,420 times
Reputation: 2821
Default Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge lights switch on today!

I will post pics as soon as they are released.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 01-10-2012, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
5,905 posts, read 8,853,420 times
Reputation: 2821
Quote:
Originally Posted by dallasboi View Post
Lights to go on for Dallas
Quote:
Mayor Mike Rawlings, who called the lighted bridge “the city’s newest icon,” will preside over a brief public ceremony on the west side of the bridge beginning at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.
“This will be the newest and most dramatic addition to the Dallas skyline we’ve had in decades. Dallas at night will look very different,” Rawlings said.
After Rawlings and other dignitaries flip a switch, the bridge’s span, 400-foot arch and 58 cables will be bathed in white light.
The lights will be turned on every night for two weeks, then tested occasionally until the official opening in early March.
Now that the bridge is about to open,does anybody know when they are suppossed to start digging the lakes that will hug downtown dallas? To me that is the single most important thing about the TRP. That would be the first visible thing that the mass public would notice and associate with PROGRESS!!.....We need to get this thing moving.
The lakes cannot be built until the levees are fixed.

Last edited by BstYet2Be; 01-11-2012 at 07:54 PM..
Rate this post positively
 
Old 01-10-2012, 05:42 PM
 
989 posts, read 2,174,663 times
Reputation: 1149
there will be no levee fixing. The Army Corps won't conclude what's needed and they are supposed to be determining the best course of action. Very perplexing and something is going on that's not being released to the public.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 01-10-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
5,905 posts, read 8,853,420 times
Reputation: 2821
Quote:
Originally Posted by rantanamo View Post
there will be no levee fixing. The Army Corps won't conclude what's needed and they are supposed to be determining the best course of action. Very perplexing and something is going on that's not being released to the public.
Wow! Seriously, so how is the city going to be protected from floods?
Rate this post positively
 
Old 01-10-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
6,848 posts, read 11,231,087 times
Reputation: 33409
.
.

Looks like the Bridge is just now beginning to be lit...

Watch the progress from the Trinity Webcam link for the bridge from the TRC website.




Last edited by BstYet2Be; 01-10-2012 at 06:42 PM.. Reason: updated
Rate this post positively
 
Old 01-10-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
5,680 posts, read 10,936,422 times
Reputation: 1905
Exciting! Glad to see Dallas has a new architectural jewel in the crown!
Rate this post positively
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 

Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Dallas

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top