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In Dallas, Margaret McDermott Bridge Begins To Take Shape

Krystina Martinez
Dallas' newest bridge, the Margaret McDermott Bridge, is beginning to take shape in Dallas.

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.  

Learn more in this video from KXAS-TV (NBC 5)

The Margaret McDermott Bridge is the main feature of the Dallas Horseshoe project, which will replace the bridges on Interstate 35E, Interstate 30 and fix the Mixmaster.

The 15-lane bridge will also have bicycle and pedestrian lanes. It’s expected to be finished in summer 2017.

Video: The steel arrives

Watch the first piece of steel as it's put into place.

Watch the construction

Watch the construction take place via this webcam.

(h/t Oak Cliff Advocate)

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.