City Opens Mike McGowan Bridge, Dec. 5, 2014

CWS-Web-150x150The City of West Sacramento provides an important link to development of riverfront properties in Pioneer Bluff and the Bridge District, with the opening of the Mike McGowan Bridge, Dec. 5. The 615-foot long bridge will also help improve traffic flow on Jefferson Boulevard, as a north-south traffic alternative. The new bridge connects South River Road over the old barge canal to the new Locks Drive (replacing the southwestern leg of South River Road off Jefferson Boulevard.)  A morning ceremony to cut the ribbon featured remarks by Mike McGowan (a member, 1987-1993, of West Sacramento’s original City Council, as well as the City’s mayor. Mayor Christopher Cabaldon described how the bridge supports the City’s current riverfront development plan. Other speakers at the event were Brian Kelly, Secretary of California’s Transportation, and Oscar Villegas, former City Council member who replaced Mr. McGowan on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors earlier this year. Mike was a board supervisor for over 20 years.

Mike McGowan Bridge Opening

The Mike McGowan Bridge Ribbon-Cutting, Dec, 5 – Left to right, City Manager Martin Tuttle; Secretary Brian Kelly, California Transportation Agency; Mayor Pro Tem Mark Johannessen; Sue McGowan; Mayor Christopher Cabaldon; Mike McGowan; Council Member Beverly Sandeen; and Yolo Supervisor Oscar Villegas.

Following the ribbon-cutting, a procession of electric and fuel cell vehicles, in addition to a classic ’55 Chevy, carried Mr. McGowan and his family, as well as the City Council across the new bridge.

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