On June 28, The Trinity Trust hosted a celebration to honor the Margaret Hunt Hill family for making possible the lead gift that helped to fund the bridge that will connect West Dallas to downtown Dallas. Al Hill, Jr., Lyda Hill and Alinda Hill Wikert, children of the late Margaret Hunt Hill, were honored for their dedication and support for their mother’s bridge. Several grandchildren, additional family members and another 100 people also watched a touching video of the bridge and arch construction, including the Dallas City Council and other elected officials.
The celebratory event and champagne toast were held in the Haynes and Boone, LLP offices overlooking the Trinity River Corridor and the gleaming white 400-foot Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge arch. On June 26, construction workers placed the final keystone piece, weighing 150 tons, on top of the bridge. Scheduled to open in 2011, the Santiago Calatrava-designed bridge will change the skyline of Dallas.