Wednesday, March 18, 2009

T-30 and counting!

You are invited to the Grand Opening ceremony for the new Union Street Railroad Bridge across the Willamette River in Salem. This rehabilitated bridge - built in 1913 and now converted to non-motorized use by the city - will tie Wallace Marine Park to Riverfront Park.

Salem Mayor Janet Taylor, who helped move this project forward and is now working on a second bike and pedestrian bridge, was recently honored by the BTA with an Alice B. Toeclips Award for that work.

Saturday, April 18th, 10:00 am, Riverfront Park (North End)
Ceremony, parade, entertainment and refreshments for the whole family (but they'll probably give you some even if you come without your whole family too.)

4 comments:

lavachickie said...

Nice! I wasn't aware that this project was so close to completion. It'll be nice to stand over the river!

MWVBTA said...

For a couple of pix of the Mayor and more information on the Alice award, see the breakfast blog stories!

MWVBTA said...

PS - on the 23rd, City Council will consider the next steps on the proposed Minto bridge. Interested folks should consider showing their support by letter or in person.

Friends of Two Bridges said...

City Council takes up the question of what to do next as regards the bridge connecting Riverfront Park and Minto Island! Come to Council Monday night if you are interested!