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Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

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The last link in the second Calatrava bridge arch on I-30 over the Trinity River has been dropped in.

The Margaret McDermott Bridge was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava-- as was the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, completed in 2012.

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A brand-new $12 million Dallas park officially opened Sunday -- on an old converted bridge that spans the Trinity River west of downtown. On the Continental Bridge, cars are no longer allowed, but pedestrians and bicyclists are free to roam.

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Dallas’ unusual effort to turn an old bridge into a new park culminates this weekend when the Continental Bridge Park opens Sunday. Here’s a sneak peek.

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The designer bike and pedestrian lanes across the Trinity River got a shot in the arm today – money to cover cost overruns.

A last-minute compromise between developers and residents of the West Dallas La Bajada neighborhood cooled down what could have been a hot debate at City Hall. The only fireworks came outside Council Chambers, after both parities claimed a win-win.

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Dallas’ signature Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge opens to traffic today, nearly a month after a weekend of opening parties. KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports lane barricades may be lifted this afternoon.

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The ribbon was cut on the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge across the Trinity River in Dallas Sunday. But the bridge won’t open to traffic until late this month. KERA’s BJ Austin says when it does, transportation planners predict it’ll bring some relief to the highly congested downtown mixmaster.

 

Outgoing Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says the earmark moratorium backed by Senate Republicans and President Obama focuses on the wrong subject. 

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Dallas business leaders will showcase the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge this weekend. They say it will breathe new life into long-neglected areas of West Dallas.

Shelley Kofler / KERA News

Gov. Rick Perry is recovering from successful surgery to repair his right clavicle, which did not properly heal following a 2009 bicycle accident.

A spokesperson from Perry’s office says he's doing fine.  Everything went smoothly.

The 90-minute outpatient procedure was performed by Dr. Bruce Malone.

Perry was emailing with his chief of staff in the hours after the surgery saying he was already back working.     

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