Continental Avenue Bridge
Pavement Coatings Project Profile

Continental Avenue Bridge

Continental Avenue Bridge

Dallas, TX

Completion Date: May 2014

"The bridge boasts a lot more than a walkway. There are seating areas, a chess board, not only just sit-down chess, but life-sized chess pieces that people will be able to enjoy. We want this to be a year-round attraction where people can come and enjoy the bridge and river in a way they haven’t before.”

Shawn Williams, city of Dallas

Building Overview 

  • The Continental Avenue Bridge was an old 1930’s bridge converted to an outdoor pedestrian and cyclist space. The repurposed 1,900 foot-long bridge space is close to downtown Dallas and offers an up-close view of the Trinity River, Dallas Floodway, and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. 

The Challenge

  • This was not a “normal” pavement coating application; the 80,000-square-foot walkway was broken into 10-15 different designs, each section having its own color scheme and pattern. Paul Black and the team at Crossroads Decorative Pavement had to strategically tackle each section, making sure the designer’s vision was brought to life and the project stayed on track. 


  • The color stability and inherent non-skid properties of StreetBond® SB150 Pavement Coating helped transform this forgotten bridge into a vibrant community space.

Key Facts

  • This area is unlike any other in Dallas. The area offers a variety of play spaces—both active and passive and programmed activities as well.

Material Used

StreetBond® SB150 Pavement Coating 

Job Details

Dallas, TX
Job Size
80,000 square feet
Building Owner
City of Dallas
Roofing Contractor

Crossroads Decorative Pavement

1200 Main St., Suite 801 Dallas, TX 75202

(214) 364-0803

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