Poll: What Should We Rename the Continental Avenue Bridge?

There's a proposal to honor Ron Kirk.

One of the earliest events when the Continental Avenue Bridge opened as a pedestrian space in 2014 was a gospel brunch.  (Photo: Desiree Espada)
One of the earliest events when the Continental Avenue Bridge opened as a pedestrian space in 2014 was a gospel brunch. (Photo: Desiree Espada)

Christiana mentioned in “Leading Off” the proposal to change the name of the Continental Avenue Bridge to honor former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk. The suggestion came from Mary McDermott Cook, who was slated to become the bridge’s namesake after a $10 million donation was made on her behalf in 2009.

Choosing Kirk instead strikes some critics as ironic, given his support for a toll road project that would necessitate the removal of about 9 percent of the bridge.

But what do you think we should call it?



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