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Horseshoe Project

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Workers are beginning to set up the steel arches for the Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas.

The arches will be the distinguishing feature on the bridge. Like the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the Margaret McDermott Bridge was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The arches were constructed in Tampa, Florida, and shipped in pieces to Dallas in August. Once completed, the arches will rise 286 feet over the roadway.  

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North Texas drivers are intimately familiar with accidents slowing down the morning commute. However, Tuesday's accident on Interstate 35E was unusual.

Columns are sprouting, highways are being rerouted and displaced drivers are fuming.

Managers of the “Horseshoe” project, which is remaking part of downtown Dallas’ highway system, say the pain will eventually bring relief.