Santiago Calatrava unveiled his first vehicular bridge in the United States. Located in Dallas, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is a major component of the city’s urban revitalization efforts, which will improve the landscape and community surrounding the Trinity River.
When Calatrava was first commissioned to design a signature bridge for Dallas, he saw it as an opportunity to rethink the city’s riverfront. In order to celebrate the Trinity River and highlight its enormous capacity to bring new development to Dallas, the architect devised a plan to transform the area into a central gathering place; effectively pumping life back into the River.
In addition to serving as a new icon for the skyline, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge will also act as a literal and figurative gateway into the city. Approximately 14,000 vehicles per day are expected to pass under the signature bridge’s gleaming white arch; enabling more visitors to see the many cultural aspects that Dallas has to offer.