A Surprising View of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge (aka The Big Bent Pole)


   This afternoon, I took a few up close photos of Dallas' new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, which is slated for a March 2012 opening. I was able to get a shot standing on the median of the bridge, looking east.
   From this vantage point, I got quite a surprise. Unlike most bridges, where the cables hold up the outer portion of the roadway, this bridge is designed with the cables holding up the center.
   I put together a few clips in this :30 second video.



   Update: A few days after the original video, I got an opportunity to officially walk across the bridge before it opened for traffic. It gave me a chance to capture a unique view point that will be unavailable when cars occupy the lanes.