Call it the bridge that’s bridging the gap between east and west Dallas.
The new Continental Avenue Bridge is ready to show off its extreme makeover. It took just 10-months to go from a worn out eyesore, to a trendy new park.
“This is really the coronation of the Trinity River Corridor as that walkable place we’ve been talking about for years,” Jeff Herrington with the Trinity River Revel Festival said.
“So you have this fantastic bridge, that’s going to have all this programming throughout the year, after this weekend.”
Now, the only traffic this 81-year old corridor will see will be by foot. That’s right, traffic is now diverted to the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Starting this weekend, people can pound the pavement to get from downtown to trendy Trinity Groves.
The path is paved with all the trimmings of a park to include a sleek and modern playground; water misters to keep provide relief from the heat; great spots to get a tan with a view of the skyline and even daily yoga classes.
So, look out Klyde Warren Park! You’ve got company. You’re not the only green space in town, that’s parked on top of a bridge.
Now, all we’re missing is the Trinity River Tollway. Well, if that project ever got built, it would break up the tranquility of those sunrise yoga classes.
The Continental Avenue Bridge officially opens on Sunday, with grand opening ceremonies and events including a 5K run.