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Bridge Opening Bonanza in Dallas

Jan 30, 2012 12:37PM

To celebrate the opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, which will connect the Woodall Rodgers Freeway downtown to Singleton Boulevard, in West Dallas, the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce, West Dallas Foundation and Trinity Trust Foundation are hosting a Bridge-o-Rama festival in West Dallas and nearby neighborhoods with a Bridge-o-Rama pavilion, the debut of several new restaurants, a Parade of Giants, a world music concert, an area-wide faith celebration and more.

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band perform at a paid concert March 2. The eighth annual 5K and 10K Trinity River Levee Run ( will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., March 3. The race starts on the West Dallas side of the bridge and proceeds across the bridge, through the Design District and back, ending in West Dallas. A Street Fair ( will be held from noon to 9 p.m., March 3, with local musicians on multiple stages as sidewalk artists, dancers, street food vendors and costumed performers and a fireworks finale.

At 6:50 a.m., March 4, the public is invited to attend a special sunrise blessing and ribbon cutting and special program of events. The free Meadows Museum Exhibition ( featuring the work of world-renowned Architect Santiago Calatrava, who designed the bridge, and SMU: A Decade in Motion, opens March 4, through April 22

The cable-stayed bridge is more than 400 feet high in some places over the Trinity River, and with a total length of 1,870 feet, cost $93 million to build.

For more information call 214-740-1616 or visit

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