Monday, March 5, 2012
Photos: Timeline of Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in two minutes
We tell the five-year story of the bridge with eight great photos.
The five-years-in-the-making, $182 million Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge opened with big fanfare in Dallas March 2-4, and if you turned on the news, opened a newspaper, or checked your trusty Pegasus News site during that time, you were inundated with photos and stories about the bridge.
Consider this the comic book version. Or the Facebook timeline of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge:
Long before we had a Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, we had a sketch of architect Santiago Calatrava's plan for the white structure. It looks better in person.
Workers used cranes to hoist pieces of the arch into place in summer 2010.
Eventually, Marge was no longer topless: The arch was finished out and the cables were drawn from the arch to the road. (Note that this photo was taken more recently than the topping-out ceremony.)
The bridge was lit up at night in January 2012.
Photographer Gus Rios ate his 37th birthday cake on the abandoned Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge a few weeks before it opened -- one of our favorite stories about the bridge.
Photographers took breathtaking photos of the bridge in the weeks leading up to its big birthday party, like Scot Miller's photo of the bridge at sunset, which is on display at Sun to Moon Gallery.
Opening weekend festivities christened the bridge with pedestrians and a street party in early March 2012. The Parade of Giants brought out colorful, handmade puppets honoring important people in Dallas' history.
And now the bridge is a permanent fixture of the Dallas skyline.
Posted by Sarah, with photos from our exceptional freelance photographers and content partners.
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