ABOUT THE BRIDGE
The Dallas Horseshoe Project is managed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Project scope includes upgrading bridges that cross the Trinity River at I-30 and I-35E as well as update the route geometry for connecting roadways where they all converge near downtown Dallas’ Central Business District.
The Margaret McDermott Bridge is named after the philanthropist and wife of the founder of Texas Instruments. She was the first person to make a personal contribution that ensured Dallas’ ability to secure Santiago Calatrava as the designer to meld architectural beauty with functionality for bridges over the Trinity River. The City of Dallas has worked with TxDOT, legislatures in the region to make this funding a priority.
The signature addition will result in the Margaret McDermott Bridge at I-30 will feature pedestrian and bicycle access in and around downtown, the floodway and Oak Cliff.