Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge finally opens to traffic



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Posted on March 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 29 at 5:19 PM

DALLAS -- She's open!
The first vehicles crossed Dallas' new landmark Thursday afternoon, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

This comes after an unofficial affair one entire weekend celebration earlier in March.
“I'm gonna enjoy it, I'm gonna enjoy it,” said Adam Madrid, a biker in a pack near the front of the line to cross.

Bakery owner Pedro Resendiz was excited too.

"Yeah, that's exciting news,” he said.

He runs the Robles Bakery, on Sylvan, under the gaze of the bridge. He hopes the Singleton Bridge will bring more customers.

He is already doing a brisk breakfast business, without the bridge. He is more concerned about losing his lease, if property values go up.

"They might want to build something else,” Resendiz said. “Tear it down and build a new building.”

Around the corner, at The Workroom on Singleton, it is a different point of view.
Nick Troilo located his new floral and design business here because of the bridge, not in spite of it.

"It will be interesting to see the volume of traffic and if that brings in more traffic,” he said.
Troilo hopes the economic opportunity of an open bridge will not just help new ventures grow, but the old ones too.