Olympus SP-570 UZ Photo #29 Calatrava Bridge under construction with Downtown Dallas at sunset, 04-02-11

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This is the first of three planned signature bridges for Downtown Dallas designed by world famous architect Santiago Calatrava that will provide aesthetically pleasing and functional bridges over the Trinity River connecting Downtown Dallas to its West Dallas and Oak Cliff districts. This particular bridge extends Woodall Rodgers Expressway through Downtown Dallas to the new "urban frontier" of West Dallas just across the Trinity River facing Downtown. Billions in new dense urban skyscraper development are planned for West Dallas over the next 17 years once this linkage is in place. Progress on the bridge's construction has once again resumed in a more rapid pace after numerous delays caused by ice, snow, high winds, and heavy rain that have plagued its construction since January of 2011. The suspension wires stretching in both directions in a very "Golden Gate Bridge" like manner are now being strung on the arch and are beginning to look magnificent. I'll ...

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