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Mar. 31, 2010 at 10:12am

Murray Morgan Bridge Ribbon-Cutting Photos

The Murray Morgan Bridge re-opened this morning to bicyclists and pedestrians. I'm working on an article for the Tacoma Daily Index. In the interim, here are some photos from the event . . .

It isn't a party until Solar Richard shows up . . .



Mayor Marilyn Strickland wears a special 'Murray Morgan Bridge Tiara' designed by the good folks at LeRoy Jewelers . . .





Washington State Department of Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond hands Mayor Strickland the key to the bridge . . .



Hammond, former mayor Bill Baarsma, State Representative Dennis Flannigan, Mayor Strickland, city engineer Jim Parvey, and Port of Tacoma Commissioner Clare Petrich cut the ribbon . . .



The bridge is now open to bikes and pedestrians, but remains closed to vehicle traffic while work continues and funding is identified for that work. Earlier Index coverage here and here and here.

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by Nick on 3/31/2010 @ 10:34am
Cute!

Glad to see this first milestone being hit so soon. Keep up the good work!

by NineInchNachos on 3/31/2010 @ 11:11am
Solarichard!

by NineInchNachos on 3/31/2010 @ 11:13am
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by Erik on 3/31/2010 @ 11:44am
Very Awesome!

Something major is rebuilt in Tacoma!

Looking forward to seeing Strickland use the key to the bridge!

See, its really not that hard. Just find things broken or blighted in Tacoma and fix them.

by L.S.Erhardt on 3/31/2010 @ 12:38pm
It's not really rebuilt. The bridge just has new cables.

I'll get excited when the bridge is finally repaved, opened to traffic and given a desperately-needed paint job.

Granted, it'll be after the 2024 election, but still.

by KevinFreitas on 3/31/2010 @ 5:30pm
That tiara is fantastic! Thanks for sharing these photos and here's to a solid piece of local infrastructure progress.

by boearc on 3/31/2010 @ 5:52pm
2013 - Grand Floral Daffodil Parade starts on the East Side of the MMB and processes onto Pacific Avenue with a might big 90 degree turn all in celebration of the 100 year Anniversary of the Bridge.

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