Northwest NEWS

May 25, 1998


New pedestrian bridge to be dedicated on Bike-to-Work-Day

  The City of Woodinville Parks and Recreation Department will host the opening of the Woodinville Valley Trail Bridge on NE 145th Street May 29 at 3 p.m. The bridge, a part of the Woodinville Valley Trail, links the existing multi-purpose trail along the Sammamish River with an asphalt trail leading to the tourist destinations along State Route 202 in Woodinville. A joint project by Washington State Department of Transportation (WDOT) and King County, the project features two 150' concrete girders which form the structure and the side rails of the bridge.
   The City of Woodinville, WSDOT, and King County officials, commuters, and recreational users of the Sammamish River Trail system will be on hand as the City's Parks and Recreation Department dedicate the new bicycle-pedestrian bridge. Anyone interested in making Woodinville history is invited to stand on the bridge for a community photograph. Refreshments will be served following the dedication.
   Bike-to-Work Day, which also falls on May 29, is a cooperative effort sponsored by the Cascade Bicycle Club, Puget Sound businesses, local government and bicycle and community organizations to raise awareness of bicycling as alternative transportation. The event also encourages participation of new bicycle commuters. The City of Woodinville will be sponsoring a Support Station at City Hall, 13203 NE 175th Street in downtown Woodinville from 7 to 9 a.m. on May 29. Bicyclists can receive free refreshments and information about bicycle commuting. For more information on the Bridge Dedication and Bike-to-Work Day, contact Marie Stake, Community Services Coordinator at 425-489-2700, extension 245.