Thursday, November 7, 2019

POSTPONED: Opening Ceremony for Four Mile Run Park Wetlands Bridge

UPDATE: Due to a scheduling conflict, the opening ceremony has been postponed. A new date is pending. However, the bridge will be open to the public sometime this week.

The City of Alexandria invites the public to celebrate the opening of the Four Mile Run Park Wetlands Bridge on Saturday, November 16, at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony will include remarks by City officials and partners, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and an overview of park improvements by City staff. The event will occur rain or shine at the east side of the bridge, closest to the parking lot at 3700 Commonwealth Ave.

 The 120-foot long bridge spans over a tributary in Four Mile Run Park, connecting the eastern ballfield area to the wetlands and completing a one-kilometer loop through the park. The installation of the bridge is a significant element of the Four Mile Run Restoration Plan, which improves connectivity throughout the park. The bridge provides access to the wetlands, which were restored in 2016 for walking, passive enjoyment, and ecological education programming.
For more information about the project, visit the Four Mile Run Restoration project webpage. For reasonable disability accommodation, contact or call 703.746.5491, Virginia Relay 711.