New Lauridsen bridge opens
April 15th, 2014 - 5:33am
(Port Angeles) – Several hundred eager school kids, students at nearby Franklin Elementary school, were the first people to cross the new Lauridsen Boulevard bridge.
The mass crossing happened Monday morning, following a short ribbon-cutting ceremony by city officials and construction
The city's Public Works Director, Craig Fulton, said the new
bridge will not result in becoming the official truck route for
The new bridge is much wider than the old one, and has two
5-foot-wide bicycle lanes, plus sidewalks on each side of the
It replaces a 45-year-old structure that was torn down last August. The city used state and federal grants to pay for about 80 percent of the four and half million-dollar project.
It was supposed to open in February, but bad weather and contractor delays pushed the construction back a number of weeks.
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