Northwest NEWS

June 8, 1998

Local News

City dedicates pedestrian bridge

by Woodinville Weekly staff

   WOODINVILLE--The City of Woodinville recently dedicated a new pedestrian bridge connecting the Sammamish Valley Trail with Redhook Brewery and Columbia Winery. The 12-foot wide concrete bridge rises beside N.E. 145th St. and will give walkers, bicyclists and horse riders a safer way across the Sammamish River. A trail to the approaches was paved last week.

Along with two dozen others and a pair of horses, King County Council Chair Louise Miller was on hand for the dedication. "I know this summer, thousands will use this," she said. Miller envisions the bridge as part of a major transportation corridor for local employees, as well as students of the UW/Bothell-Cascadia campus. Coincidentally, the bridge was dedicated on national Bike-to-Work day.

Funds for building the bridge came from the city, county and state. "We don't look at boundaries," said Miller who represents Woodinville and Duvall, "we look at what our cities want us to do."

The bridge and trail will open for use later this month.