Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pedestrian/Bicyclist Bridge Construction Open House March 24th

The Town of Winthrop welcomes everyone who is interested to join us in celebrating and learning more about the design and construction of a cable-stayed bridge over the Methow River. The open house will be held at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, March 24th, at the Winthrop Barn.

In selecting Sahale LLC as the bridge contractor, Winthrop cleared one of the final hurdles in a long process of providing a safer route for pedestrians and cyclists from the south end of downtown to the post office. The 380 foot long bike and pedestrian bridge will mark the beginning of the Susie Stephens Trail, and is certain to become a defining feature of the downtown area. Sahale’s bridge design incorporates features that make it consistent with the late 1800’s and the Town’s western theme.

During the open house, there will be an opportunity to view computer generated renderings of the bridge, hear from the lead consultants about the history and process behind the project, learn about the construction timeline and impacts, as well as ask questions and offer feedback on the bridge.

Currently, the expected date of completion for this bridge is in late 2010 so don't miss this opportunity to learn about this project and share your comments.

For more information please contact town hall at 996-2320