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MARGARET HUNT HILL | the namesake

mhhThe Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is inspired by the woman of the same name. She was a renowned civic leader and first-born daughter of Texas oil magnate, H.L. Hunt, Jr. In 2005, the Hunt Petroleum Company of Dallas made a generous contribution to The Trinity Trust for the design of the first Calatrava signature bridge. Her legacy has brought together more than 17 diverse organizations and thousands of volunteers who support the work of transforming and revitalizing the land in and around the Trinity River. These leaders, thinkers and doers have helped the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge become a reality.

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SANTIAGO CALATRAVA | the architect | more

mhhSantiago Calatrava is an AIA Gold Medal Winner and considered among the elite architects, designers and engineers of his generation. His works have been erected around the world. The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is Calarava's first vehicular bridge to be built in the United States. The world-class bridge is being constructed to seamlessly connect Singleton Boulevard in West Dallas across the Trinity River to Woodall Rodgers (Spur 366) in downtown Dallas and points beyond.

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KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON | US Senator

mhh Dallas applauds the years of devoted effort by US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on behalf of The Trinity project, including securing needed funds making it possible to build the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. We would not be celebrating Dallas' newest icon without her dedication and persistence.horzrule

EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON | US Congresswoman

mhh Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has worked tirelessly for many years to support The Trinity project and continues to be one of the Trinity's strongest champions in Washington. She has helped secure hundreds of millions in federal funds for the project, including funding for the Trinity River bridges.  horzrule

PETE SESSIONS | US Congressman

mhh Congressman Pete Sessions has been a strong supporter of The Trinity project since the Project's inception. He has worked very hard over the years to ensure that the Project moves forward in a responsible, cost effective way. He continues to provide leadership on behalf of the project. horzrule

MIKE RAWLINGS | Dallas Mayor

mhh New mayor Mike Rawlings believes The Trinity project will have more impact on Dallas development than any other project in the city. It is his goal to ensure citizens that the project will be done. "We have a 20-mile beautiful ribbon of green running through the heart of our city. We want to give people access to the Trinity River Corridor so they can enjoy this beautiful amenity," he said. "And have you seen Santiago Calatrava's handiwork? The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is beautiful." horzrule

MARY SUHM | Dallas City Manager

mhh Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm has been a catalyst for every aspect of the Trinity Project for two decades, spearheading the combined efforts of the Texas Department of Transportation, the architects, the engineers, and the construction workers on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. After the 400 ft. arch was lifted into position she exclaimed: "How do you like our new skyline?"horzrule

RON KIRK | honorary chair

mhhIn 1998, the Honorable Ron Kirk took the Trinity vision to the people of Dallas. He placed a $246 million bond proposal on the ballot and helped secure its approval. This vote became the first benchmark in The Trinity project's modern development.

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LAURA MILLER | honorary chair

mhhOne of the lasting legacies of the Honorable Laura Miller was achieved in 2002 with her management of the "Balanced Vision Plan." Her dedication to this vision led city, county, state and federal officials to work together and reinvigorate the Trinity River.

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TOM LEPPERT | honorary chair

mhhShortly after the HonorableTom Leppert became Mayor of Dallas in 2007, he said about The Trinity project, "We have the opportunity to realize our dream. Now it's time to get to work and make it happen." Leppert carried the vision forward with great passion. He said. "The bridge will be the foreground and background of every image of Dallas."