Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bridge Reopening Events, May 15th and May 18th

Friends of Two Bridges is pleased to announce the historic Union Street Railroad Bridge will be reopening soon! To celebrate, we will hold a "Passport Adventure" on Saturday, May 15th and "Bridge to Work Day" on Tuesday, May 18th

On May 15th, residents are encouraged to join the fun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Salem’s Riverfront Park and Wallace Marine Park. Passport participants will begin by picking up event passports at any of the passport stops and then wander throughout the parks and across the Union Street Railroad Bridge collecting stamps in their passports. Passport stops include:

* A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village
* the Tom McCall statue
* the boat dock
* the Eco Earth
* the future site of Minto Bridge
* Salem’s Riverfront Carousel
* the Pavilion/Spray Fountain
* the Union Street Railroad Bridge historical signage
* the new trails at Wallace Marine Park

When “passports” are full of stamps, they are good for FREE one day admission to A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village over the weekend of May 15 and 16. Event attendees are encouraged to walk or bike to the event!

On May 18th, in the morning there will be be guided walking and biking trips from West Salem to the Capitol Mall. Other festivities are in the works! Cherriots rideshare will have prizes like $100 visa cards, massages, and $20 downtown dollars - and other incentives, too! Visit the Fast Lane site and sign up to drive less and save more!