santiago calatrava: margaret hunt hill bridge santiago calatrava: margaret hunt hill bridge
mar 13, 2012

santiago calatrava: margaret hunt hill bridge

‘margaret hunt hill bridge’ by santiago calatrava, dallas, texas image © gus rios all images courtesy of gus rios




spanning the trinity river and dallas floodway in dallas texas, the ‘margaret hunt hill bridge’ by valencian architect and engineer santiago calatrava has officially opened to the public with a ceremonious ribbon-cutting ceremony and fireworks. the cable-stayed bridge supports its 1,870-foot length with a 400 foot tall steel arch with an array of twisting cables. attached to the underside of the curved pylon, 58 delicate white strands descend and secure themselves along the centerline of the platform. the 16-foot diameter support is comprised of 25 individual segments, secured with 20,000 pounds of bolts and additional 450 tons of concrete.



margaret hunt hill bridge santiago calatrava dallas designboom view of the entire bridge, 400 foot tall arch pylon and cables image © gus rios




visible from all cardinal directions and connecting west dallas with the downtown district of the city, the santiago calatrava‘s new structural landmark will provide six lanes for vehicular traffic and an iconic postcard perspective to define the metropolitan area.


margaret hunt hill bridge santiago calatrava dallas designboom upward view of the 400 foot arch pylonimage © gus rios



margaret hunt hill bridge santiago calatrava dallas designboom cables attach to the center-line of the margaret hunt hill bridgeimage © gus rios



margaret hunt hill bridge santiago calatrava dallas designboomsunset view: dynamic silhouette image © gus rios



margaret hunt hill bridge santiago calatrava dallas designboom cables subtly illuminated at nightimage © gus rios



margaret hunt hill bridge santiago calatrava dallas designboom the dallas skyline seen in the background during night time image © gus rios



margaret hunt hill bridge santiago calatrava dallas designboom profile view during nightime of the bridgeimage © gus rios


  • It is exactly the same of these bridges in Reggio Emilia, North Italy:

    davider says:
  • Wonderfull!!! This is architecture.

    Muriel says:
  • I would’nt like to be a bird flying through this scary net….

    mat says:
  • Cela vaut le voyage, certainement! Laetitia

    dr Laetitia van den heuvel says:
  • Its NOT architecture, its pimped up design engineering.

    fkinarchitects says:
  • Architecture+Engineering design

    ChNNO says:
  • 20 million dollars worth of string art to route traffic out of a modern metropolis into a ghetto for no reason, named after the “civic minded ” heiress of a texas oil millionaire , who gave seed money to start a project that gets publicly funded to pay illegals to build and it is used by virtually no one . The important thing to remember is, it’s pretty.
    If there is a finer symbol of Obama era America , I don’t know what it is.

    Confounded says:

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