(Anchor/Luna Park photo by Daniel Casey)
Busy Monday … on the way to another summer-event-filled weekend … but there are a few calendar highlights we wanted to mention before we get too much further into this day:
TEEN RUNNING GROUP: High-school or college-age runner? 5 pm Mondays at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), meet up with others and get going! Free. Details here; there’s a Facebook group too. (California/Charlestown)
WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY: On this date in 1984, the high-level bridge was dedicated. At 6:30 tonight, an all-star panel will share memories and thoughts in a special (free!) event in the courtyard of Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) – details on the Southwest Seattle Historical Society website; panelists include former mayor Charles Royer, former port commissioner Jack Block, city councilmember Tom Rasmussen (who worked as an assistant to the bridge’s honorary namesake Councilmember Jeanette Williams), engineers who worked on the bridge project, and more. Here’s the program, topic-wise, per SWSHS’s Clay Eals, who will emcee/moderate:
ATTEMPTS BY CITY TO FUND A NEW BRIDGE PRE-1978
ATTITUDE OF WEST SEATTLE TOWARD BRIDGE PRE-1978
LAUNCH OF SECESSION CAMPAIGN: MARCH 29, 1978
THE SHIP HITS THE SPAN: JUNE 11, 1978
QUICK REACTION TO OBTAIN FUNDS FOR NEW BRIDGE
DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, DETOURS 1980-1984
THE FATE OF ROLF NESLUND
OPENING OF NEW BRIDGE 1983-1984
IMPACT OF THE BRIDGE 30 YEARS LATER
(4410 California SW)
NORTH DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL – IN THE PARK: Summertime and the NDNC takes its meetings on the road. Tonight – find them at Dragonfly Pavilion, 6:30 pm. (26th/Dakota)
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