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In February 2005, Hunt Petroleum Company of Dallas generously donated $12 million to the Trinity River Corridor Project.
The City of Dallas in turn granted them naming rights to the Woodall Rodgers Extension Bridge.
It is now named the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, in honor of the matriarch of the Hunt family.
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge (formerly Woodall Rodgers Bridge)
Two bridges interstate bridges are deteriorating with chunks of the bridge decking haven fallen away with pot holes in the paveent of the bridge and millions in maintenance for the deterioriating bridges.
Currently this is no complete workable plan and billions needed to alleviate the inner city traffic have not been accumulated.
Vehicles per day they handled in 2008 and the number projected for 2026, assuming operation of the Trinity Parkway:
Lower Stemmons — 216,000 vehicles in 2008 with an estimated 258,000 for 2026
I-30 bridge over the Trinity River — 159,000vehicles in 2008 with an estimated 199,600 for 2026
I-35 bridge over the Trinity River — 190,000 vehicles in 2008 with an estimated 275,800 for 2026
TxDOT Bridge Inventory Inspection and Appraisal Program
1998: replace the IH-30 bridge
2007: replace IH-35E bridge
The City of Dallas 1998 Capital Bond Program for the Trinity River Corridor included partial funds for the Woodall Rodgers Extension across the Trinity River and for the Trinity Parkway, which could also include two new bridges within the Dallas Floodway if a split couplet/riverside alignment is chosen.
On June 23, 1999, Dallas City Council authorized support of the concept of “signature bridges” and design enhancements for bridges across the Trinity River. The City Council also authorized the pursuit of cooperative assistance from other agencies and the identification of funding sources for these enhanced design features.