SHINE is a look backward from the present to Salem's 1860 charter. In each year we have four sections: glimpses of what was happening around the world, a special event in Salem, what you see when you visit that site today, and other Salem events of interest that year.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Imagine the wonderful Willamette view we will have as we walk across this historic Union Street Railroad Bridge when the walking/biking restoration is complete!
The weather has delayed some of the construction activities the last few weeks, but we are anticipating an Opening Ceremony in late February. Friends of Two Bridges (this includes the projected Minto-Brown Bridge) is a committee dedicated to the completion and maintenance of these projects. For more information or to make a donation, contact Hazel Patton at 503-581-4939 or email her at


Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Thanks Virginia

Stephanie Matlock Allen said...

I"m looking forward to the new bridge (and the one planned to connect Riverfront with Minto Brown, too). Anything we can do to improve the options for non-drivers is a positive step for the people and the environment of Salem.

My bike & I will see you at the grand opening!

Eric said...

At the Vision 2020 bike/ped meeting today, folks in Urban Development shared that construction had been delayed at least 3 weeks with the ice & snow, and that the February date is no longer possible.

On another topic...the Adolph Block on State street will have a tour sometime in January - will SHINE post a note about the building and the tour?

Virginia Green said...

Eric ~ too late for the January tours as they were today.
Next month I will begin posting the dates of Salem National Register Open Houses. They are listed on the Oregon Parks and Recreation website a month ahead and I will copy them with photos on this web/blog.
Thanks for the idea!

Friends of Two Bridges said...

Readers may be interested to know that F2B has a new blog! Be sure to check it for the latest news and information regarding the Union Street and the Minto Island Bridges.