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Old 01-23-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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Dallas council approves funding for second Calatrava Bridge,amid concerns about cost over-runs and maintenance price | City Hall Blog

"...The council accepted a $5 million gift from the Trinity Trust Foundation to help fund a Calatrava-designed bicycle and pedestrian bridges alongside the Interstate 30 bridge that will rebuilt by the state.

“It’s important to recap what has happened today. Another act in our vision for the Trinity River is coming to pass. This has been something we all have been working on for the past two decades,” Mayor Mike Rawlings said"
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:58 PM
 
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Wow!

Dallas actually doing something!

This is good news.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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Love the design. Where will this one be located exactly?

The first Calatrava is an instant landmark and in 20 years there will be no doubt as to it's impact on the west side.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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Love the design. Where will this one be located exactly?

The first Calatrava is an instant landmark and in 20 years there will be no doubt as to it's impact on the west side.
The second Bridge is for I-30 over the trinity into Downtown dallas.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:20 PM
 
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The second Bridge is for I-30 over the trinity into Downtown dallas.
Nice - I guess this one will be more of a fashion statement as I'm not sure it does anything for mobility. It's great looking. Where's the third one supposed to go (if it ever gets done?)
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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I-35 also going over the Trinity - directly into Oak Cliff.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Nice - I guess this one will be more of a fashion statement as I'm not sure it does anything for mobility. It's great looking. Where's the third one supposed to go (if it ever gets done?)
This is a repost from another thread.

It is amazing that Txdot is bending over backwards for some DFW fluff projects when a bridge between Galveston and Bolivar has been sorely needed for years, and that bridge would have so much more commercial and logistic value.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:53 PM
 
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Well anyway, Austin is spending 100M to put a creek in a tube and Another 100M to build a lending library in the era of the iPad.

Personally, I'd rather they spent the money on the gorgeous bridges that connect the city.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Well anyway, Austin is spending 100M to put a creek in a tube and Another 100M to build a lending library in the era of the iPad.

Personally, I'd rather they spent the money on the gorgeous bridges that connect the city.
Great so people in other parts of the state will just have to waite for economic development and improvements to mobility, while Dallas gets its "gorgeous" bridges "rebuilt"!
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:33 PM
 
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Great so people in other parts of the state will just have to waite for economic development and improvements to mobility, while Dallas gets its "gorgeous" bridges "rebuilt"!
At least Dallas gets a bridge. For 200M Austin gets a creek in a tube and a really nicely designed hangout for bums
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