On June 18, SMU participated in the groundbreaking for a pedestrian bridge to link the Katy Trail south of Mockingbird Lane to Mockingbird Station and the shops and DART station there. This is the last phase of the popular Katy Trail, which now runs 3.5 miles from American Airlines Center downtown to near the Palomar Hotel just south of DART’s Mockingbird Station.
By late 2015, a cantilever suspension bridge, supported by three 80-foot-tall towers, should cradle a 14-foot-wide trail across Mockingbird Lane traffic.
The bridge will make Mockingbird Station more accessible to both bicycle commuters and pedestrians who live in the area and others who will be able to enter the trail network by traveling to the station. It is also another important step in developing the area becoming known as University Crossing.