Murray Morgan Bridge ribbon-cutting March 31

On March 31 at 9 a.m., the City of Tacoma in partnership with the Washington State Department of Transportation, will host a ribbon cutting celebration to commemorate the completion of the re-cabling work and the turnback agreement for the Murray Morgan Bridge. In February, the bridge was closed for the cables to be removed and replaced. The cabling work is now complete and the bridge will re-open to pedestrians by the end of March. The celebration will also acknowledge the turnback agreement between the City and State. In December 2009, the City took over ownership, operation, and maintenance of the Murray Morgan Bridge. All are welcome to attend the ribbon cutting on the west side of the bridge (near the intersection of A and 11th streets) where both City and State officials will speak, a ribbon will be cut and the bridge will be raised and lowered. For more information, visit the Murray Morgan Bridge project Web site at .

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For earlier Index coverage of the Murray Morgan Bridge, click on the following links:

Murray Morgan Makeover (02/09/10) —

Steel cables, heavy equipment signal beginning of Murray Morgan Bridge rehab (01/25/10) —

Bridge Support: A chorus of praise for saving Murray Morgan Bridge (12/04/09) —

Tacoma City Council approves Murray Morgan Bridge agreement (12/02/09) —

City Council to vote Dec. 1 on Murray Morgan Bridge agreement (11/25/09) —

Tacoma closer to owning Murray Morgan Bridge (11/19/09) —

Murray Morgan Bridge rehab delayed (10/08/09) —

Contract awarded for Murray Morgan Bridge cable project (06/17/09) —

City, State Murray Morgan Bridge funding negotiations will continue (05/06/09) —

Murray Morgan Mojo: $3 million project to replace bridge cables ready to begin (12/16/08) —

City, State consider innovative financing plan for Murray Morgan Bridge rehab (12/11/08) —

2008 Washington State Endangered Historic Properties — Murray Morgan Bridge (06/11/08) —

Murray Morgan Bridge’s Endangered Legacy (05/30/08) —

Murray Morgan Bridge tops list of Washington Trust’s annual Most Endangered Historic Properties (05/27/08) —

Murray Morgan Bridge closure expensive decision (10/31/07) —