Dallas May Name Bridge after Former Mayor Ron Kirk

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AP

The city of Dallas is considering a new name for the Continental Bridge hike and bike trail over the Trinity River. It would be called the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge.

Kirk was the first African-American mayor of Dallas. He also served as U.S. trade representative under President Barack Obama.

A memo to council members on Saturday said Kirk pushed the Trinity River Project for many years and renaming the former roadway next to the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge would be a fitting tribute.

A Dallas city council committee will discuss the idea on Monday, May 9.

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