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Monday, February 14, 2011

Art of Architecture: Gail Thomas on Trinity Bridge

Posted By on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 8:42 AM

The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, over the Trinity River
  • The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, over the Trinity River


Since the Broadway Bridge needs replacing and folks are talking about doing more than just building a new span, tomorrow night's Art of Architecture lecture at the Clinton school by Dr. Gail Thomas is timely.

Thomas, who is president and CEO of the Trinity Trust Foundation in Dallas, will talk about the 20-mile Trinity River Corridor, a 20-mile river reclamation project that includes the soon-to-open Margaret Hunt Hill cable-bridge (carrying I-30 traffic). Designed by Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calavatra (the designer of the Samuel Beckett bridge in Dublin, Puente de la Mujer bridge in Buenos Aires, the New York City Ballet theater), the bridge has a 40-story-high central arch.

The bridge cost $116 million to build, a significant portion of which came from private contributions.

“Bridges to the 21st Century: Calatrava Designs for Dallas”: 6 p.m Tuesday at the Clinton school, following a reception at 5:30. Free; reserve a place by sending an e-mail to publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or by calling 683-5239.

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