DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After almost a year of construction the brand new Continental Bridge and West Dallas Gateway is opening its doors to the public this weekend. The project is the latest in Dallas to take old out of date spaces and re-purpose them into new modern Urban style recreational venues.

The bridge which was built in 1933 shut down for construction of its new design last year. It’s part bridge, part park.

“This is a great amenity for our city. A great amenity for our citizens, and folks who visit here,” said Shawn Williams, a spokesman for the city of Dallas. “The continental avenue bridge is going to be a great addition and compliment to the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge for citizens and residents to come out and see.”

The space runs about a mile and half long and is filled with benches, canopies, playgrounds, and water fountains throughout. It is said to be a compliment to the modern designs of other Dallas projects, and it is to serve as a connector between the Victory Park neighborhood and Trinity Groves.

“I hope it means that were going to veer from being a place where you have to be in your car all the time to a place that encourages us to get out and walk around the city,” said Dallas rsident Mary Lessman.

The first big event at the bridge is this Sunday and is called the Trinity River Revel. It will feature a long list of activities all day long including a 5k run and a gospel brunch. The event begins at 10 a.m.

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