West Dallas is preparing for this weekend’s debut of the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Officials delayed opening the bridge to traffic until later this month, but the parties and parades will begin Friday.
Business leaders are putting on the “Bridge-O-Rama” festival Saturday and Sunday. It includes more than 30 events aimed at showing off the culture of West Dallas neighborhoods. There will be a street fair on the new bridge, tours of the area and a concert.
Bridge-o-Rama spokesman Jeff Herrington says Saturday afternoon’s parade will also feature giant puppets.