Folsom Lake Crossing will be closed at various times starting June 15. Construction crews need to blast rock for the Spillway project and are closing it for safety. The closures are expected to last around 35 minutes on weekdays starting at 1:30 pm.
Folsom Lake Crossing was a sea of humanity today… thousands of people showed up to christen the new bridge. Folsom finally has a new bridge, and traffic may soon be returning to tolerable levels again for the first time in 8 years. Silverado snapped some shots to bring you up to speed.
Folsom’s fourth Bridge, Folsom Lake Crossing, will be opening to traffic tomorrow at 4 pm. To celebrate the historic event, the city will have a ribbon cutting at 10am, and at 11:30, the public is invited to celebrate with music, vendors, and fun. A grassroots effort has even been made to show appreciation for the new bridge.
Folsom Lake Crossing, Johnny Cash Crossing, the Dam Bridge, the New-New Bridge, whatever you want to call it, it’s going to ease a lot of traffic woes, with some fine vistas to boot. Craig Learoyd and John Gladding were given access to check it out.
* Also: Folsom Telegraph interviews Mayor Miklos on the new bridge
Photo Journal: Folsom Lake Crossing
One of the numerous interesting features of the new Folsom Lake Crossing bridge are the bicycle facilities included in the construction. Video was taken for use with this fall’s Cyclebration long distance ride shows the awesome views of the dam and the American River. The new bridge will open on March 28 to traffic!
Ever wanted to ride the Folsom bike trails? Here’s a sneak peek of what it’s like from Beale’s Point to the new bridge, taken only a few days ago. It’s in Hi-Def, too, so you may want to expand it out.
With less than three weeks till the opening of Folsom Lake Crossing the new bridge is looking quite complete. If you haven’t seen it yet, here is a quick preview.
Folsom Lake Crossing will officially open on March 28. At the cost of $134 million, the new bridge has been over 50 years in the making, as the Folsom Dam Road was never intended for public use. The bridge holds no relation to Johnny Cash, and despite its name, does not cross Folsom Lake.