The steel for the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge's been down by the Trinity River for, oh, a few days at least -- I breathlessly ogled the two cylinders, each 36 feet long and 17 feet across, only yesterday while driving from Oak Cliff to downtown (surprisingly, no one else was marveling at the sight from the lonesome Trinity Overlook Park). Why, you can see the steel for yourself. But this morning, the Trinity Trust issued its official press release, complete with pictures, announcing the arrival of "two of the largest and most highly anticipated pieces of steel" for the Calatrava bridge, which will likely be finished long before the thing can actually connect downtown to West Dallas.
In the press release, however, we do find word of a party scheduled for September:
To celebrate the progress to date, The Trinity Trust Foundation will host "Bridging the Trinity" on the Continental Bridge on Friday, September 25, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. Joining Santiago Calatrava will be Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and the National Honorary Chairs U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. Honorary Event Chairs are Mary McDermott Cook, Lyda Hill, Al Hill Jr. and Alinda Wikert. Lynn McBee is the Event Chair, and Christy Berry is the Host Committee Chair.