The Trinity River Corridor’s Web site extols the project as "the most complex and the largest urban development effort undertaken by the city," that will "make Dallas the envy of other large cities." Though many have argued that few cities envy exorbitant construction projects that could potentially weaken a life-saving levy system.
At least it’s going to have a really pretty bridge.
Pieces of steel for the bridge’s construction -- arch pylons and central box segments -- have begun arriving in Dallas after a brief stay in Houston.
Portions of the bridge can start being built since the Army Corps of Engineers has only approved building the bridge inside the floodway, and prohibited connecting it to the Woodall Rodgers freeway as of yet.
The arrival of the bridge pieces means that at least one element of the project is following the 2009 timeline. At an estimated cost of $100 million, citizens will have to wait and see whether it will remain under budget.
Holly LaFon has written and worked for various local publications including D Magazine and Examiner.