Continental Avenue Bridge & West Dallas Gateway
The Continental Avenue Bridge is the newest amenity along the Trinity River.
A public-private partnership, the Continental Avenue Bridge and West Dallas Gateway are the most recent improvements to the Trinity River Corridor. Thanks to a combination of a generous donation in honor of Mary McDermott Cook and City funds, this newest amenity will offer an activity space near the Trinity River unlike any other in Dallas. Come play, enjoy nature and being outdoors at the Trinity River. This amenity offers active and passive play spaces, programmed activities and most of all, an up close view of the Trinity River, Dallas Floodway and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Lounge on the chairs, snack from one of the food trucks, play in the water, engage in a chess match or participate in one of the many fitness activities offered to visitors.
After an $8.3 million update, this charming outdoor space mixes the 1933 elegance of a historic bridge with the modern style of today's trends and colors.
West Dallas Gateway offers parking for 75 vehicles and a plaza-style connection to Trinity Groves.
Children had a chance to experience the fun of the playground on May 17 during the Trinity River Wind Festival and the Girl Scout Council Bridging Ceremony.
The beautiful new bridge space is a welcome addition to Dallas so close to downtown and with sweeping view of the Dallas Floodway and the Trinity River. Once a place forgotten, thousands of people have already visited the Continental Avenue Bridge.
During the May 2014 Council Bridging Ceremony for the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, the scouts advanced from one level of scouting to the next or celebrating becoming an adult and leaving the organization. All levels of scouts walked on the Continental Avenue Bridge.