Fireworks and Lyle Lovett Celebration of Bridge Opening
Named after a late local philanthropist whose family donated $12 million toward the $182 million structure, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge crosses the Trinity River and connects Downtown to the city’s West Dallas section.
Santiago in his opening remarks noted: “This is now the center of Dallas.”
It is hoped that the bridge will spur developed in the Latino neighborhood in West Dallas. There are areas that are already established in ‘comeback’ mode which include parts of Oak Cliff and the Bishop Arts District. This area has historically been subject to flooding.