Thursday, March 31, 2016

SR520 Grand Opening This Week-End, New And Old Bridges Both Closed All Week-end

Grand Opening poster for event April 2-3

The  SR 520 grand opening celebration is Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Both the old and new floating bridges will be closed to traffic on both days.  
The information says:

Visitors can stroll across the car-free roadway.  The celebration will feature family-friendly and accessible interactive STEM-focused exhibits and displays showcasing the science, technology, engineering and math involved in building the world’s longest floating bridge.   
There will also be a chance to take in the first views of the lake from the new bicycle and pedestrian path and the opportunity to win prizes- including two round-trip tickets for either domestic or international flights.   

Grand Opening attendees will have the opportunity to explore the large floating structure on foot, while enjoying the fare from local food trucks.  
At 7:30am, before the Bridge opens, there will be a 5K or 10K run/walk on the new floating bridge presented by the Virginia Mason Heart Institute. Go here to register.
At 10am there will be an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Shuttles will be available at the University of Washington leaving from the Montlake Triangle, near the new U-Link light rail station. Montlake Boulevard between SR 520 and Husky Stadium will be closed to traffic from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2, for the fun run/walk.
For more information about the Grand Opening events or accessing the event, go to the website. 

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