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Meet the New Calatrava-Designed Bridge Under Construction in Downtown Dallas

Everything you wanted to know about the Margaret McDermott Bridge, under construction in Downtown Dallas.
June 4, 2015, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Dallas' newest Calatrava bridge is being constructed in downtown Dallas," reports Gary Jacobson. Jacobson's reporting provides the up-to-date details on the project that includes the bridges, which were first proposed in 1999 but have gone through many changes in the time since they first made the news.

The Margaret McDermott Bridge, as the new Caltrava design is called, is part of an $800 million project to rebuild the intersection of I-35E and I-30 in downtown Dallas. The project, code named the Horseshoe, will take four years to complete.

"Workers currently are assembling the twin white arches of the Margaret McDermott Bridge, which will reach nearly 350 feet above the water when complete and support spans for bikes and pedestrians outside the vehicle lanes," according to Jacobson. The article includes more of the vital engineering stats on the latest intersection of infrastructure and high design coming to Dallas.

Jacobson's coverage for The Dallas Morning News includes an interactive, magazine-style feature about the construction of the new bridge. The feature includes a lot more detail about the bridge, lots of pretty pictures of the bridge under construction, and a video of construction, found below.

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Published on Monday, June 1, 2015 in The Dallas Morning News
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