Continental Avenue Bridge AND Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

This is a two for one special!  These bridges are very close together. One is a new city landmark, the other is a park. There is a huge project going on in Dallas that encompasses the Trinity River Corridor. They are building walking paths and other outdoor-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy.

We started out on the Trinity Skyline Trail and walked down the ramp to the floodway below, where the trail is located.

Standing underneath the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, looking out at the Continental Ave Bridge.
Standing underneath the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, looking out at the Continental Ave Bridge.

There is parking on either end of the bridge.  The lot we used was near Singleton Blvd and Gulden Ln.  We stared out with blue skies, and then more and more clouds started to blow in.  The Skyline trail is great for biking, walking, going for a jog, etc. so definitely recommended for nice weather days.  We walked along and snapped photos as we went.

Continental Avenue bridge.
Continental Avenue bridge. No longer used by cars because the bridge is a park, and became redundant once the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge opened.
Underneath the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
Underneath the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
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Looking up!

We ventured back down the trail and on to the Continental Ave bridge. It was a weekday, so there weren’t any special events or food trucks there. I’ve heard there is more going on during the weekends.  The great thing about this park is the views of Downtown Dallas and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.  It is an ideal location for photography.

An Eastern view of Downtown Dallas.
An Eastern view of Downtown Dallas.
The clouds had started to blow in, so this photo begged to be in black & white!
The clouds had started to blow in, so this photo begged to be in black & white!
On the Continental Ave Bridge, which is adjacent to the huge arch of the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge.
On the Continental Ave Bridge, which is adjacent to the huge arch of the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge.

On the Continental Avenue Bridge, there is a play area for kids, lots of seating areas, chessboards, and a water fountain area.  All very good for encouraging people to get out of their house and into the fresh air more.

Trinity River
Trinity River

I never really thought of the Trinity River as pretty or picturesque, but there are parts of it that are nicer than others.  There is still work being done to expand the trails in the floodway, so I have no doubt the area will increase in popularity when it does.  Get out there and enjoy!

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