Thursday, January 29, 2015

Minto Bridge Contract Awarded, Work to Start in April

You'll have already seen this, but since it's straight-up good news, it's worth repeating just in case you hadn't.
According to the City:
Jeff Howell, president of Stayton-based Legacy Contracting, said site preparation for the project will likely start in April. By June, the company will begin work in the river, he said.
The project is expected to be complete in 2016.


In other related good news, you might not have noticed that the Chair of Friends of Two Bridges, Hazel Patton, is also being honored as the 2014 "First Citizen" by the Chamber of Commerce.

She's been involved with other bridges as well, saving an old house from demolition.

Barquist House at 14th and Mission, looking north, Bonnie Hull.
Faced with demolition, it was moved to a site on Court Street

Former site of Barquist House today, 14th and Mission

Our restored Kirkbride asylum building in winter
And the Carousel and the State Hospital get the idea. The Chamber has this one right.


Walker said...

Yes a good call.

If it's a meaningful sign of change then, presumably that means they chamber will also come out against destruction of Howard Hall.

Ha ha ha Ha ha ha Ha

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

I don't think it's a sign of change.

Just recognition for a decent, honorable person of good faith who has made a big and tangible difference.

(Let's keep this post and thread snark-free. There are plenty of other places here on the blog for criticism. The Chamber wins this one purely on the merits and that's worth celebrating.)