A Park Atop the Continental Bridge

Dallas likes to build parks in new and interesting places. A few years ago the city built the popular Klyde Warren Park over Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Then in 2014, the city built a park atop the old Continental Bridge, giving us a great view of the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and the downtown Dallas skyline. One sunny winter day, I went out onto the bridge and snapped these photos.

A Mini Bouldering Gym

Continental Bridge Bouldering 1

A small bouldering structure, surrounded by soft matting.

Continental Bridge Bouldering 2

Up close on the bouldering gym.

Patio Feel

Continental Bridge Striped Pavement

This funky striped pavement sits right in the middle of the bridge.

Bistro Tables on Continental Bridge

These little bistro tables give the bridge a coffee shop feel.

Continental Bridge Patio Chairs

These patio chairs look light, but they’re solid concrete.

Continental Bridge Benches and Shades 1

Benches and shades on the bridge.

Continental Bridge Benches and Shades 2

More benches and shades in front of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

Continental Bridge Benches and Shades 3

Looking out onto the Trinity Floodplain.

Great Bridge Views

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Oak Cliff

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge from the east end of the bridge, overlooking Oak Cliff.

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge with Sun

The sun directly behind the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge arch.

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge with Dallas Skyline

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in front of the Dallas Skyline.

Great Skyline View

Dallas Skyline from Contiental Bridge

A nice view of the Dallas skyline.

The Continental Bridge is not nearly as crowded as Klyde Warren Park. Klyde Warren has a more convenient location, with grass and cafes and a large endowment from billionaire Kelcy Warren. But while the Continental Bridge park may not be popular, it’s a great place to get some nice pictures. I want to go again soon, and snap some photos of the Trinity River flooding up to the levees. I’m interested how the development of the Trinity floodway will affect the future of this little park.

Steve Lovelace

Steve Lovelace is a writer and graphic artist. After graduating Michigan State University in 2004, he taught Spanish in Samoa before moving to Dallas, Texas. He blogs regularly at http://steve-lovelace.com.

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  1. February 18, 2017

    […] last year, this signature bridge connects Downtown Dallas to, well somewhere. I’ve driven across the bridge, and it just kind of dumps you into a working class neighborhood east of the Trinity. Oh well, at […]

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