The Tacoma Narrows Bridge public celebration finally was announced yesterday. The celebration, which will take place July 15, honors the communities the bridge serves, the drivers who will use it every day, and the men and women who put in more than 3.5 million work hours to construct the new bridge. That's a tall order, but we think we're up for it.
We're planning for a lot of people. There will be shuttles from remote lots. We will have comfort stations along the route. And you can expect plenty of "ribbon" to be cut throughout the day. But bring your walking shoes. You should expect to walk a couple of miles during a trip across the bridge and back.
Here's how it's shaping up so far:
Type of event: Community celebration that gives guests full bridge deck access.
Activities: 5K bridge run (sponsored by MultiCare), activity stations with once-in-a-life-time photo opportunities, general public ribbon cuttings, an official dedication.