Trail Bridge Over Mockingbird Lane Set to Open in October

It’s a project that’s been in the works for about a decade, and it’s finally inching toward completion.

Dallas city officials said the Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge is expected to be open to the public in October.

The bridge will start from the back of the Highland Dallas Hotel, go over Mockingbird Lane, and end at Mockingbird Station.

Rick Galceran, the director with the City of Dallas Mobility and Street Services Department, said one of the main reasons the project has taken so long to finish was the process of acquiring the property. He also said it’s a lengthy and complicated design.

Angela Hunt, a former Dallas city council member, was involved in the project for years during her tenure on the council. She said one of things she loves most about the bridge is how it connects different parts of Dallas together.

Hunt also said the bridge serves many purposes.

“It can function both as a recreational amenity, but also a transportation amenity. Imagine being able to jump on this and go to work in downtown Dallas. You will be able to do that once this is built," she said.

On Thursday, construction crews were hard at work in the heat working on the bridge.

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