At both ends of the bridge, towers on each side are tiled
with river-related art by famed marine biologist and wildlife
painter Guy Harvey. On top of each tower are graceful metal
sculptures of seagrass and fish.
A community block party, months in the planning, will
celebrate the milestone at the corner of Floresta Drive and
Crosstown Parkway on Sept. 28. The opening ceremony
starts at 9 a.m. with ribbon-cutting at 10:30, followed by the
block party until 2 p.m. Parking will be available just west of
Activities include live music, a kids’ zone, customized and
classic cars, and food trucks. There will be a unique opportunity
to take a trolley tour over the bridge and learn from a
guide about some of its history and special elements, including
the towers that feature the tile mosaic by artist Harvey.
Commemorative merchandise includes Guy Harvey Tshirts,
posters, and Tervis tumblers featuring the artwork on
the bridge towers. Bridge ornaments are likely to be popular.
“The celebration (of the opening) will give residents a
chance to see the bridge first-hand while having fun with activities
and entertainment,” says Vice Mayor Shannon Martin.
Expect to see cars lined up on Crosstown between Airoso
Boulevard and Sandia Drive waiting for a chance to be one of
the first to cross the river when the bridge officially opens for
traffic at 4 p.m. that day. City officials say there is still some
work to do beneath the bridge, but it won’t affect drivers. It
should be finished within three months of the opening.
The bridge is opening to drivers two months early because
residents and city officials said they want the bridge open as >>
Two towers at each end of the bridge feature tiles showing a painting by famed
wildlife painter Guy Harvey with a sculpture of seagrass and fish on top.
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