Dec 042014
 
Mike McGowan: the man whose name is on West Sac's newest bridge

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 3, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   EDITOR’S NOTE: Friday (Dec. 5), West Sacramento officials will cut the ribbon on a new bridge across the barge canal. The bridge is a few hundred yards west of the existing bridge that takes Jefferson Boulevard over the same canal. It will provide [...]

Nov 172014
 
New bridge to Southport set to open on December 5

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 12, 2014 – West Sacramento officials have set the date for a ribbon-cutting of the new Mike McGowan Bridge: December 5, at 10 a.m. The bridge will add an alternative connection across the barge canal, particularly for Southport residents used to using the Stone Lock Bridge on Jefferson Boulevard. Initially, the bridge [...]

Nov 102014
 
Silo demolition now underway

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 5, 2014 – Demolition is underway on the former CEMEX cement silos in West Sacramento’s Pioneer Bluff area. That region is a corridor of riverfront along South River Road north of the freeway. The former heavy-industrial area is now zoned for mixed-use urban development. The new uses are expected to come in [...]

Oct 102014
 

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 8, 2014 – A music festival’s first time on the West Sacramento riverfront appeared to be a success. Organizers say “TBD Fest” from Friday to Sunday in West Sacramento’s Bridge District drew about 21,000 people.  The event was formerly known as “Launch” and held annually in Sacramento. Dozens of musical acts included [...]

Sep 222014
 
Check out open-house & take a walking tour of replacement bridge site

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 17, 2014 – The cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento have plans to replace the 103-year old I Street Bridge with a “new low-level, neighborhood-friendly bridge upstream” that will “provide better access for bicycles and pedestrians, and serve motorists more efficiently,” they report. The project is entering “environmental assessment” phase. [...]

Aug 052014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – AUGUST 5, 2014 – The I Street Bridge was closed to cars for over two hours this morning as police responded to a man threatening to jump from the bridge. The call came in at about 5 a.m., reported Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department. Emergency responders included [...]