(Dublin, OH) The City of Dublin is proud and excited to announce the opening of the new pedestrian bridge over the Scioto River. The bridge will open with a community celebration and dedication event on March 13, 2020. It will be part of an exciting three days in Dublin, which will include the City’s annual State of the City address on March 12, and the Greenest, Grandest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 14.
Schedule of events:
Friday, March 13
7 p.m. – DJ/music in two designated viewing locations
- Bridge Park Avenue between Riverside Drive and Longshore Street
- North Riverview Street
8 p.m. – Grand Illumination (bridge illumination, special effects and light show)
8:30 p.m. – Bridge Open to Public
8 – 11 p.m. – Choreographed Light Show on the Bridge
Saturday, March 14
- All day – Bridge Open to Public
- 7 – 11 p.m. – Choreographed Light Show on the Bridge
* Free parking in the public garage next to the library and Bridge Park garages
A pedestrian bridge linking the east and west sides of the Scioto River has been envisioned for decades. This landmark between two landings represents connectivity and inclusivity. It physically connects Dublin’s beloved historic district with the future Riverside Crossing Park and the thriving Bridge Park mixed-use development.
“We couldn’t be prouder to open this pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Scioto River, which has been a vision of the Dublin community and Dublin City Council for decades,” says Megan O’Callaghan, Deputy City Manager/Chief Operating Officer. “We know the end result is something Dublin residents can be extremely proud of. From the sleek main tower and suspension design to the “S” shaped bridge deck and special lighting features, this is truly a unique bridge that will serve as one of Dublin’s defining City icons,” O’Callaghan says.
“We are especially glad the bridge will be open in time for this year’s Greenest, Grandest St. Patrick’s Day parade,” says Alison LeRoy, City of Dublin Director of Community Events. “In the heart of Downtown Dublin, the bridge will provide a safe and convenient way for Bridge Park residents and those who park in the Bridge Park garages to walk to the parade.”
LeRoy is busy planning the opening community celebration and dedication event, which will include exciting elements for residents and visitors of all ages and will continue throughout the day on Saturday after the parade.
Visit our web page for more information, including fun facts about the bridge, and our live camera – http://bridgestreet.dublinohiousa.gov/pedestrian-bridge/